Foreign Language

Free Technology 4 Teachers

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Richard Byrne, a blogger dedicated to the pursuit of posting free technology resources, has amassed many wonderful resources based on devices and web-based software tutorials with good detail describing what each offers. This particular posting lists 11 online resources, mostly for foreign language and a few for ESL/EFL as well. For all grade levels.

SlideShare: Foreign Language

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On the site, slideshare.net, Karen Brooks, a coordinator of instructional data analysis, technology and assessment, posted a slide show publishing a list of interactive and digital foreign language resources with a focus in Spanish and French along with some German and Chinese and a smattering of general resources. With slideshare, users can clip the slides they are interested in while skipping those that do not apply to their subject. For all grade levels.

Annenberg Learner: teacher resources and PD across the curriculum

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The Annenberg Learner site is a collection of over 400 resources ranging from lesson plans, videos, professional development opportunities to online interactives for students and teachers alike. The inventory can be filtered by grade level, K-12, and subject: math, science, social studies, language arts/literature, arts, and foreign language. The lesson plans are not overly detailed and are standards-based. For all grade levels. 

Digital Dialects

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Digital Dialects is a collection of free, online games designed to teach a language. There are over 80 languages featured on the site. Digital Dialects's site functions best with Macromedia flash player. For all grade levels.

New Mexico State University: College of Agriculture, Consumer & Science educational site

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The New Mexico State University: College of Agriculture, Consumer & Science created a page of games and interactive activities developed by Media Productions aimed to support learning math science, food safety and other food services, horse handling, and Chinese-language speakers. For all grade levels. 

Dictanote

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Dictanote provides you with an advanced rich text editor with an inbuilt multi-language speech recogniser. DictaNote's built-in speech recognizer using which you can dictate sentences, edit the output, and add them together to form paragraphs. Dictanote supports over 25 different languages. Dictanote editor supports fonts, font sizes, bold, italics, strikethrough, bold, links, indentation, and underline.

WatchKnowLearn

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50,000 free educational videos that have been categorized and rated for K-12 education.  Use the directory or search for videos by subject and age level. For all grade levels. 

ArtsAlive.ca

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An educational website from Canada's National Arts Centre. Learn about orchestral music, musicians, composers, and conductors; English and French Theatre; and dance. Includes pages for students, teachers, and parents. For all grade levels.

Forvo

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Type in a word to hear how it is pronounced. Over 2 million words and 300 languages. Students can hear proper pronunciation of unfamiliar words. Very helpful for students learning a foreign language. For all grade levels.

Teaching Channel

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Videos of innovative teaching practices from teachers across the country. Browse by subject, grade, or topics. For all grade levels. For all grade levels.

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