Day of the Dead in Detroit 2016: Detroit Institute of Arts Ofrendas Exhibit • Web Activity
This page was designed to be a jumping off point for MiddleSchool and High School folks, teachers and students alike, who are exploring theWeb as part of their language-learning. Internet-based sources are fabulouslyrich, but they are just a beginning, a Punto de Partida or Point deDépart for larger interactions within a learning environment.
What you will find here are:
- French and Spanish language websites to explore including thematically organized authentic links for French and Spanish
- French and Spanish language search engines and portals/web guides
- Link collections to support other language study
- Rich art links in English, French and Spanish
- Web-based activities and resources on technology implementation
- Access to professional organizations and journals, software information and consulting services
Teacher & Consultant
Please e-mail me with good URLsor if you have problems with those included here. Thanks. Gracias. Merci.
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- The corps links of the site really haven't been updated in ages but I don't actively update this site very often - except around Day of the Dead. Below you'll find the organizational principles that I used to organize the work. - Joanna (10/26/13)
Not a hint of Web 2.0!
- Welcome to Web 1.0. No kidding. I'm not against Web 2.0 technology and use blogs, podcasts and RSS feeds as part of my teaching and daily life, but that is not the focus of this website.
Otherwise, same old, same old...
Still Featuring: No "Educational" Links, However...
- I've worked on adding new links and culling out the ones that don't work anymore or whose content has shifted. As for this site, there haven't been any structural changes since the last revision.
- Both the French and Spanish collections have been updated. As always, my goal is to provide a choice selection of authentic links to support language learning. The fewer, the better. As I've said, my vision for Casa is that it should only present those outstanding sites that can't be missed, or showcase commonly-used sites in the context of meaningful new web-based activities.
- Well, that's a bit of an exaggeration but it does make for a catchy title. What I am trying to do is move even further away from websites that use the web exclusively for delivery. What do I mean? If there are activities - even really good ones - that are designed to teach language, but could work just as well offline without live Internet content, I'm leaving them out. Don't get me wrong; there are many excellent websites out there with engaging, useful activities. It's just not my niche.
- P.S. My kids are Quizlet.com addicts.
- You will continue to find icons on every link to distinguish between resources, student activities, tools and teacher resources. See the legend below.
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- Outstanding site
- A special find
- Authentic or other useful site that could be the basis of an activity
- Link collection
- Lesson plans
- Outstanding model of technology use
- Pedagogical discussion
- Search engine or other tool
- These sites highlight my current favorite links. They are authentic French-language and Spanish-language sites that are wonderful finds. You will find these links identified throughout the site by star icons.
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I would like to thank LyndaMilne for excellent design advice and pointers to many useful resources onthe Internet. Thanks also to Dr.Patricia Baggett, Dr. CarlBerger, Dr. Jerome Johnston,Dr. Fred Goodman, Dr.Nichole Pinkardand Dr. Sandy Dugan forencouraging me to pursue this work within the context of their classes at theUniversity of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University. Merci and Gracias to thefolks from CLEAR (Center for Language Educationand Reseach) at Michigan State University, Pat Mosele, Charlene Polio,Dennie Hoopingarner and India Plough, for allowing me to develop the writingactivities during their summer institutes. (And especially for introducing me toTerry, Donna, Gretchen, April and the gang.) Many thanks to people who havepassed along useful websites to me, including: Robert Abel, Maria Kourouvasilisand Bonnie Middeldorf (Grosse Pointe Public Schools), Dr. Eugene Gray and ClaireBradin (Michigan State University - MACUL'96), Dr. William Cline and Dr. Sandy Dugan (Eastern Michigan University - MACUL'98), Cindy Kendall (Williamston High School), and Emily Spinelli and Carol E.Galvin Flood (University of Michigan & Lahser High School - MFLA'98) and again to Claire Bradin Siskinwho always has great ideas. Thanks to the Yahoo folks for the new/nuevo/nouveaugifs. Thanks also to Cindy Kendall for all things technical, always. A finalthanks to my brothers, Dan and Steve, for their technical wizardry, graphicaldesign assistance, and spider management. And thank YOU for reading the entireacknowledgement section. You weren't skimming, I hope.
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