• Technology Integration for WL
  • Supporting Growth in Presentational Writing: Mad Libs with Google Forms & Autocrat

      For many Novice-level learners, writing in phrases and paragraphs can pose a challenge. They are in the “list of words” and “memorized phrases” stage on their path to proficiency. Even after several exposures with the theme through various input sessions and activities, students will look at a blank paper and freeze. Where to start? […]

  • Curriculum by Catherine
  • Supporting Student Growth from Novice High to Intermediate Mid Through Impactful Input: Qu’est-ce qu’on mange aux cantines scolaires mondiales?

    Impactful Input: Qu’est-ce qu’on mange aux cantines scolaires mondiales? Vlog for this post!    Unit objectives: These are the last two objectives in the Unit: Dis-moi ce que tu manges et je te dirai qui tu es. / Tell me what you eat and I will tell you who you are. You will find the […]

  • Curriculum by Catherine
  • Impactful Input & Thoughtful Technology: One Food Unit’s Transformation

      Vlog for this post! Supporting Student Growth from Novice High to Intermediate Mid Through Impactful Input and Thoughtful Technology: One Food Unit’s Transformation   In a recent #langchat discussion, our topic was, “How can we plan for and provide scaffolding for output in Novice Level Classes?” I gleaned from the conversation that there were […]

  • Pursuing Proficiency
  • Creating a language educator identity: What does French look like chez nous?

    Creating a language educator identity: What does French look like chez nous? Who am I as a World Language teacher? I am engaged participant in the ever-evolving sphere of proficiency and thematic-based educators who constantly discuss, describe, and reconsider their practices. I belong to five World Language and educational organizations. I contribute frequently to #langchat, #ditchbook #edtech, […]

  • Introduction
  • Moi, professeur…

    This blog is a new professional endeavor for me. Most of my World Language colleagues know me as “the tech goddess.” From an early age, I have been a scientist and an experimenter who uses the scientific method to explore my hypotheses on the many questions I investigated. My curiosity in science, technology, and World […]