WEB 2.0 TOOLS
Customize your own sets of flash cards and share them with your students to reinforce what they’ve learned. Quizlet is great for reinforcing vocabulary and verbs/verb forms.
Create and customize your own set of flash cards that can be printed or reviewed online. Cramberry is neat because it tracks your students’ progress and reorders cards to maximize retention
Create presentations and videos by uploading your own content, or use Animoto’s library of files. It’s a great alternative to PowerPoint®.
YouTube is a great resource for showing authentic Spanish content in your classroom.
Very cool tool! Use Movie Clips to introduce a universal theme: Movie clips for your lesson plans...ability to search by genre (age ranges), mood, theme. It's amazing how "regular" movies -- not the ones considered "educational" have a lesson to learn.
Easily upload and store your video content, even in HD! A free account offers you 500MB of storage every week.
Voki is a free service that lets you customize an avatar and add voice, then post it to your teacher blog or profile. You can use Voki to give your students after-school homework instructions in Spanish.
Blabberize Upload a picture of a person or an animal and make it talk by adding your own audio file! This is great for spicing up listening exercises.
A super cool online presentation program that zooms in and out instead of moving from slide to slide. Prezi presentations help spice up “boring” topics like the subjunctive.
SlideShare is one of the most popular ways to upload, store and access PowerPoint presentations and other important documents.
Design a presentation that blows your audience away with our stunning collection of high-quality presentation templates. Free to personalize and completely online so you can easily edit and collaborate with your colleagues.
Create audio recordings without downloading software with Vocaroo. This tool is useful for schools that can’t afford expensive audio recording software. All you need is a microphone.
Audio Expert is a free tool for recording and editing audio on the Internet. Like Vocaroo, Audio Expert is great if you don’t already have recording software.
ONLINE PRONUNCTION DICTIONARY
Forvo is an online pronunciation dictionary. Your students can look up and listen to any word in Spanish, but the coolest part is that each word has been recorded by native speakers!
Create funny comics using Bitstrips. It’s a great way to get your students to use their Spanish vocabulary while they’re writing.