World Languages Resource Center

Resources for Creating remote Lessons

Schools and districts have local control when planning student learning. Whereas the following free resources may be helpful to teachers in creating distance lessons, the Department does not endorse any particular program or platform. We encourage teachers to investigate opportunites and resources for students who are learning from home and to reach out for help and support from our world language office.

Updated August 4, 2020. Newly added resources are at the end of each section or topic.


ODE/OFLA Summer Series: "Let's Get Ready for Fall"

Virtual Meetup Schedule, Notes and Recordings

 Professional learning for Ohio world language teachers to help plan learning and instruction that is flexible for face-to-face, remote or hybrid contexts this Fall


Creating / Searching for distance Lessons

  • ODE Career Connections Page: PBS videos (in English) of careers using world language. Each video includes an activity sheet for middle school and for high school.
  • Choice BoardsSample world language choice board.
    • Set up: Students choose from options across categories, such as:

    • Communication (reading, writing, speaking, listening, signing).

    • Culture (intercultural investigation, interaction and comparison).

    • Language (vocabulary and structures).

    • Sensory (kinesthetic, drawing, music, videos, follow a recipe, build a model).

    • Creation (make a PowerPoint or Venn diagram; make a game on Kahoot or Quizlet; make a video to teach how to do something or show your talent; make a comic strip or story board; plan and cook a cultural dinner menu).
  • Resources from Leslie Grahn: Shared with permission from @grahnforlang. Themes, ideas and resources for distance learning.
  • R.A.F.T. Technique: Students choose their Role, Audience, Format and Topic when writing or creating.  This technique allows student voice and choice in learning.

  • Template for Creating Interpretive Activities:  The ACTFL Appendix D (template) and F (rubric) provide 9 different activities for reading, viewing or listening, for any language. This template can be used with all proficiency levels, and with any video, reading, reader, book or listening resource.

  • Google Arts and Culture:  Students can go around the world to virtually visit museums, artwork, monuments and landmarks. This site has information, history, images, videos, street views and myriad ways for students to engage with the target culture.

  • Nearpod: Teachers can add interactive activities to slides and search for lessons by content.

  • PearDeck: Teachers can add interactive activities to slides and search for Newsela lessons.

  • EdPuzzle:  Teachers can add interactive activities to online or uploaded videos and search for lessons by content.

  • FlipGrid: Students make videos to answer teacher questions, and can respond to other students.

  • Loom: Record your computer screen, sound, voice and face to create video lessons.

  • Screencast-o-matic:  Record your computer screen, sound and voice to create video lessons.

  • Screencastify:  Record your computer screen, sound and voice to create video lessons.
  • Seesaw: Student digital recordings and portfolios and parent communication.

Resources for Multiple Languages, Levels and Topics

  • MaryGlasgow Plus:  Choose a language, then choose the "NEWS" link at the top of the page. Each article has links at the bottom of the page with a recording and three scaffolded versions.  Search archives at the bottom of the page for twelve months of free scaffolded articles and recordings. No sign-up is needed.

    • ESL, French, German, Spanish.

  • YABLA Interactive Videos: Interactive language videos and language practice.

    • Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish. Free trial for two weeks.

  • News in Slow: Find leveled news videos and transcripts, activities and video series.

    • French, German, Italian, Spanish (Spain and Latin America)

  • Google Arts and Culture:  Virtually visit the world's museums, artwork and landmarks.

    • Each piece of art contains a detailed history of the work and the artist.

  • Lyrics Training:  FInd music videos with karaoke, games and printable lyrics/quizzes. You do not need to sign up to use this site.

    • Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Turkish, Polish, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

  • AudioLingua:  Find brief native speaker recordings organized by topic, language and level.

    • Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

  • Audible: Free stories to listen to for all ages.

    • Chinese, French, German, Italian and Spanish.

  • ExtraTV:  Humorous video series about an American exchange student.  Videos are found on YouTube and related lessons can be found on EdPuzzle or through Google search.
    • ESL, French, German, Spanish.​​
  • Resources from Leslie Grahn: Shared with permission from @grahnforlang.
    • Themes, ideas and resources for distance learning.
  • Youglish:  Search for youtube videos by individual word.
    • ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Turkish.
  • ODE Authentic Resources Lists:  Find cultural resources and websites organized by language and topics.

    • Arabic, ASL, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin/Greek, Russian, Spanish.

      ALL-INCLUSIVE SITES:​

  • FL Teach:  Find cultural websites, lessons, TV, radio, news organized by topic and language.

    • Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Latin, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish.

  • CALL Resources: Find resources for language and culture, organized by language.

    • Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish, and more.

  • CARLA Resources:  Find resources for language and culture, organized by language.

    • Arabic, Chinese, Classics, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Spanish, Vietnamese, and general hints for finding resource groups.

  • COERLL Resources:  Find resources for language and culture, organized by language.

    • Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Persian, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish, and more.

Additional Lesson Resources by Level or Language

​​elementary resources

  • L2TReC:  Resources for elementary students, organized by language.

  • NNELL 20:  Resources for elementary students, organized by language.

    • Chinese, French, German, Italian, Latin, Spanish.

    • Many of these resources could also be used with older Novice-level students.

  • PBS Learning Media:  Video programs for Novice and younger learners.

    • Chinese, French, German, Japanese, Spanish​
  • Videoele:  Activities for learning Spanish.

american sign language

chinese

CLASSICAL LANGUAGES

french

german

italian

  • Virgilio.it:  Italian news, sports, fashion, weather and other cultural topics.

japanese

  • Welcome to Japan: Cultural information about Japan from the University of  Pittsburgh.
  • Japanese Teaching Ideas:  Resources for Japanese language and culture activities.
  • Kids Web Japan:  Activities and resources for learning about Japan and Japanese.
  • Stories:  Traditional Japanese children's stories.

spanish


​multilingual language practice

  • ConjuguemosLanguage, vocabulary and listening practice activities.

  • Quizlet: Vocabulary flashcards and games. Search or create your own.

  • QUIA: Lessons, quizzes and games.  Search or create your own.

  • Kahoot: Live quiz learning game.

  • DuoLingo: Language learning and practice app. Classroom version available.
  • Gimkit: Live quiz learning game.
  • Quizizz:  Free quiz creator.

Virtual Meetups for Ohio World Language Teachers, Hosted by ODE and OFLA.

Facilitator: Kathy Shelton
Email: Kathleen.Shelton@education.ohio.gov 
Join using the links below.  

Notes and recordings from Summer Series, June 23 - August 5.
♦ Notes from virtual meetup chat boxes, March 31-June 3.

   

 Monday
August 3

 1:00-2:15PM

  #13. Feedback and Rubrics: Explore the use of single
point and full rubrics to establish criteria, evaluate progress,
provide feedback, self-reflect and set learning goals. 
  Join Here.

   

 Wednesday August 5

1:00-2:15PM

 #14. Welcome Back! What will you do the first weeks of school?  Let's look at strategies for classroom management and building community in a remote environment. 
  Join Here.
   

Thursday August 6

11:00-12:15

 

 #15. Beginning Teachers Meetup:  This will be an open forum for any world language teacher in years 1-5.  We will answer questions, share tips and strategies, and provide support for concerns you have about the return to school
this fall. Join Here.  Password: 757634

   

Tuesday august 11

8:30AM-Noon.
(General Sessions)

ODE 3-Day Event: Teaching in Uncertain Times. DAY 1: 
Three general sessions for remote education, applicable
to ALL content areas. No registration needed, sessions
will be recorded, and contact hours will be available.

View session details, times and meeting links here.

   

wednesday aug 12

8:30AM-2:30PM
(Breakout Sessions)

ODE 3-Day Event: Teaching in Uncertain Times. DAY 2:
No registration needed, sessions will be recorded, and
contact hours will be available. View session details, times
and meeting links here.

Schedule:

- General Session: Applicable for all content areas.
- World Languages: Discussion forum over the general sessions.
- World Languages: "Novice Remote Control".
- World Languages: "Fill Your Remote Toolbox".

   

thursday aug 13

11:00AM-4:00pm (Breakout Sessions)

ODE 3-Day Event: Teaching in Uncertain Times. DAY 3:
No registration needed, sessions will be recorded, and contact hours will be available. View session details, times and meeting links here.

Schedule:

-World Languages: "The Reflective Learning Process"
-World Languages: "Ohio Seal of Biliteracy"
-World Languages: "Jigsaw Activities"

   















 








































Virtual Meet-Ups: World Languages and Cultures

The world language and cultures content specialists in the Office of Learning and Instructional Strategies are scheduling virtual meet-ups in collaboration with various professional organizations across the state to support educators and administrators during extended remote learning. The purpose of the forum is to encourage educators and to give them a platform to network, share, and gain new skills or strategies to help students succeed while learning from home. This aligns with the vision of Ohio Strategic Plan for Education, Each Child, Our Future which focuses on the whole child by empowering teachers to help their students to become resilient lifelong learners who contribute to society. These meet-ups help to facilitate discussions about equitable learning opportunities and practices for each child while partnering with educators and professional organizations to promote quality schools and student success.

The Department will host and publicize the meet-ups in conjunction with guest facilitators who are sponsored by a professional organization. The virtual meet-ups will be scheduled across grade levels and languages as appropriate.

PARTNERING PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

MEETING NORMS

All meetings will follow the suggested norms:
  • Be respectful.
  • Recognize that everyone has expertise.
  • Assume positive intent.
  • Seek clarification in language and ideas.
  • Share experiences.
  • Use the chat feature when you have a question.
  • Mute your microphone when not speaking.


 

Last Modified: 8/4/2020 7:30:05 AM