Below you will find links that other teachers have found useful.
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Other Spanish Teachers Web Sites
http://www.profeb.com/spanish-1-handouts/ (really good)
http://www.drlemon.net/Grammar101.html (also really good! may be blocked at school...stupid.)
As a note, all of these sites are free! (some may cost for upgrades)
Tools for Making/Editing Videos
http://www.stupeflix.com/ free and awesome!
http://animoto.com/business/education/learnmore create video presentations using slides, photos and images (go watch the demo - it's neat!)
Lesson Plans - Language
http://www.digitaldialects.com/Spanish.htm tons of activities for practicing Spanish
http://www.onlinefreespanish.com/ awesome site with ton's of free printables and resources (geared for children but adaptable for H.S.)
http://mailer.fsu.edu/~rgp6722/garnet-rgp6722/websites/Historia_de_Amor/index.htm a collaborative story site where you type in words in response to the directions given and a story is created (ok but not the best)
http://www.miscositas.com/ (really rich!)
http://www.laits.utexas.edu/spe/siteindex.php spanish proficiency exercises includes listening and speaking - pretty good!
http://nflrc.iastate.edu/pubs/units/unitsList.html standards based thematic units (only one free)
http://www.nflc.org/REACH/mainintroen.htm help for spanish teachers with developing content for classes
http://www.audiria.com/ a online listening based learning program for Spanish for free!! Includes tests
http://www.tropicalamerica.com/ interactive story site advanced (really cool)
http://ngfl.northumberland.gov.uk/languages/default.htm classic children's books in Spanish
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/languages/spanish/ a listing of lesson plans for Spanish teachers
http://www.childrenslibrary.org/a really cool site that allows you to read entire children's books from many different countries including illustrations!
Lesson Plans - Culture
http://www.wfp.org/ The World Food Programme website which shares info and lesson plans about teaching students about hunger in the world
http://www2.bc.edu/~rusch/elnorte.html a worksheet to go along with the movie "El Norte" which deals with immigration
http://artsedge.kennedy-center.org/content/3906/ lesson plan for teaching latin dance
http://www.miscositas.com/ (really rich!)
http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/curriculum/modlang/shared/spanish_scenes/gallery.htm photos of places in Spain with captions
http://familycrafts.about.com/od/makeapinata/a/makepinata.htm great site that gives a TON of info!
http://www.diegorivera.com/index.php really nice site all about diego rivera - has video and everything!
http://commtechlab.msu.edu/sites/letsnet/NoFrames/Subjects/fl/index.html many lesson ideas about teaching culture
http://www.ifitweremyhome.com/ you can compare and contrast what it would be like to live in different countries. (really cool!)
http://www.labnol.org/internet/how-to-embed-in-html-webpages/6365/ gives detailed instructions on how to embed anything into your website!!!!!!
http://wiki.classroom20.com/ really great for tech tips and advice
http://languagelinks2006.wikispaces.com/ community of language teachers sharing resources and tips
http://languagelinks2006.wikispaces.com/ tons of great resources!
http://www.webcastacademy.net/book/welcome helps teacher's learn how to create a webcast
http://www.woopid.com/starthere.php educational presentations and demonstrations about using technology
http://casls.uoregon.edu/intercom/site/search-article-site.php search Intercom the CASLS publication - REALLY USEFUL!!!!!!
Neat Tools for Awesome Websites
http://www.dafont.com/ download tons of cool fonts for free (my fav. font site)
www.wix.com this is the site that I used to create all of my super cool flash stuff (it's really easy to use and super fun!) *It's a favorite
http://www.voki.com/ create an avatar with your voice! Really good for students to use as a homework assignment.
http://cooltext.com/a site for creating buttons and text for your web page (works really well)
Research and Project Tools
http://navify.com/ a mashup site that gives you wikipedia information with photos, videos and comments
http://www.searchme.com/ allows you to conduct internet searches by flipping through images of each page instead of just looking at site names (sweet!)
http://capzles.com/ gives you the ability to create time lines that are really cool looking using photos and images
http://www.pimpampum.net/phrasr/ you type in a phrase and it finds images to represent words in your phrase. (kind of fun)
http://writer.zoho.com/home?serviceurl=%2Findex.do an online word processor for free that works really well
http://www.nicetranslator.com/lowres.php a really good translator
http://bab.la/ a dictionary for languages as well as quizzes and more
http://wizard.4teachers.org/ cool site that allows teachers to create web quests and worksheets on line and then monitor what students do as well as have students create "web poster" for different projects (really cool and kinda fun!)
http://visual.merriam-webster.com/index.php not necessarily that useful for foreign language teachers but really cool! A visual dictionary.
http://edu.glogster.com/ glogster for education!
http://www.wolframalpha.com/ a site that gives you info kind of like wikipedia but better with more options and more abilities
http://prezi.com/ presentation maker that allows you to zoom into portions of the presentation (hard to explain but go see the demo) (pretty neat!)
www.voicethread.com you can create slide shows with sound and a drawing capability (it's kind of hard to explain but you should definitely go here)
http://www.sliderocket.com/ another web-based slide show program
http://www.eslthemes.com/index.htm great source of ESL stuff (much could be converted for Spanish use)
Miscellaneous Cool Tools
www.tinyurl.com shorten website addresses when sharing information (very easy and useful!)
http://wigflip.com/automotivator/?src=fp allows you to create your own motivational posters
http://www.typogenerator.net/ you type in a word and it generates an image using the word - kind of hard to explain but really neat
http://www.myebook.com/index.php allows you to create a ebook for free (pretty neat stuff)
http://issuu.com/ another ebook publishing site
http://www.triptico.co.uk/?page_id=8 site with a ton of cool tools like a customizable spinner
Free Images and Image Editing
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Main_Page free images!
http://aviary.com/tools/phoenix free online image editing - very detailed use similar to photoshop but free!!!!
http://www.pimpampum.net/bubblr/ you can find images using flickr and then add speech bubbles to them
http://www.befunky.com/ a site that allows you to take photos and manipulate them for free - no login required! (my favorite)
http://www.realiaproject.org/ place where you can find real pics from around the world
http://compfight.com/ free images
http://www.flickr.com/photos/bebarabe pics of Mexican road signs
http://homokaasu.org/rasterbator/ blow up anything into a huge poster
http://www.blockposters.com/ another big poster maker site
www.yodio.com a super cool site that allows you to create slide shows using content you upload and then record voice by phoning it in - no computer mic. needed! - great for students without microphones at home
http://www.pocketmanila.com/ gives you and students the ability to create an online journal/notebook
http://sketchcast.com/ shows a sketch in real time - could be used for notes (it's as though someone were video taping you while you wrote on a whiteboard)
Games for the Classroom
http://iteslj.org/games/ Super long list of games for ESL/EFL or FL classrooms - (one of my favs)
http://jeopardylabs.com/ allows you to make jeopardy games without all the hassle of powerpoint
http://www.superteachertools.com/index.php#fun cool customizeable flash games
http://www.edu20.org/ create a blog, website, or school site with tons of options as to what you add - you can also monitor grades and participation if you host an online class (pretty nice)
www.wikispaces.com this is where you can create a website just like mine (with a little work of course)
http://www.hipero.com/ free web-site making - easy to use
Free Videos for Teaching
http://www.sqooltools.com/edvideos/shr/master.html all your fav school house rock videos for free (not any language ones unless you need to cover basic grammar in English but still neat)
http://studio4learning.tv/ site with tons of videos for use in education - free!
http://edublogs.tv/ a place where you can find all sorts of educational videos uploaded by teachers just like you
http://www.teachers.tv/ a site with tons of educational videos just for teachers for free!
http://only2clicks.com/index.php make a pretty neat homepage for all of your fav. sites
Study Tools and Quiz and Worksheet Generators
https://www.knowtes.com/ another flashcard making site
http://www.mystudiyo.com/ allows you to create embeddable quizzes that look really professional
http://www.pocketmod.com/v2/ allows you to make portable pocket organizers - pretty neato
http://www.muchobeets.com/ a flashcard generator that works really well
www.thatquiz.org a site that allows teachers to create on-line tests and quizzes that sends scores to the teacher through e-mail
www.studystack.com a really cool site that allows teachers to make flashcards for their students and then the site automatically makes games to go with the flashcards (super easy!)
http://conjuguemos.com/home/index.html really great site that allows students to take quizzes and practice and allows the teacher to monitor what each student does
http://www.educationalpress.org/#PickWorksheetType site that allows you to create worksheets, quizzes and flashcards (kind of confusing but decent)
http://teachers.thelanguagemenu.com/tools/ a bunch of tools for creating games and other stuff
http://www.thecanadianteacher.com/tools/games/ another site for creating games and worksheets
http://www.teach-nology.com/teachers/lesson_plans/languages/spanish/ a lesson plan generator (not my favorite; kind of a pain)
http://www.standardstoolbox.com/index.php tools to help you make sure you are meeting your states standards with your lessons
http://csserver.evansville.edu/cgi-bin/quizzical.cgionline test generator that grades and then e-mails the grades to you (simple but good!)
http://www.ediscio.com/ a site for online flashcards (better than others because allows for class creation and student monitoring)
http://ilearntechnology.com/ really great blog about new tech for teachers (I got some of my links from here) updated regularly
http://www.freetech4teachers.com/ a blog all about free technology sites for teachers
http://mrssmoke.onsugar.com/2787268 a blog that has tons of stuff about using technology in teaching
http://www.prometheanworld.com/server.php?show=nav.16874 free program to use with digital projectors and whiteboards
http://www.ted.com/index.php/talks/johnny_lee_demos_wii_remote_hacks.html OMG!!!! You can make a smartboard for $40 bucks! Go watch this video about a guy who did it and see how to do it yourself - really amazing!
http://kindlelab.com/ more software that can be used with the wii white board
http://www.360cities.net/ a SUPER cool site that allows you to search for and view virtual panoramas of cities and famous sites check out the temple of the warriors below - they are embeddable!!!!
http://www.vistazoo.com/index.html create virtual tours around the world using maps and images from the web (seems pretty awesome!)
http://www.comeeko.com/ allows you to create your own comic strip (really good)
http://www.readwritethink.org/materials/comic/another comic strip creator web site
http://www.wittycomics.com/ easy to use and pretty good results
http://cte.jhu.edu/techacademy/fellows/hintz/webquest/sdhindex.html Spanish speaking country webquest
http://www.personal.psu.edu/faculty/j/x/jxz8/Student_Webquests/Bradley_Knudsen/WEBQUEST.HTML trip to Spain webquest (good)
&searchfield=descrip&search=Search SDSU Database a few different Spanish web quests for different levels
http://questgarden.com/46/35/0/070206142645/index.htm a web quest travel to Spain
http://www.wolfgangsteveker.de/webquests/madrid/index.html a more advanced quest (all in Spanish)
http://www.ats.edu.mx/personales/social_studies_10th_grade/members.htm web quest over Mayan, Aztec and Incan civilizations
http://its.guilford.k12.nc.us/webquests/dayofdead/dodead.htm Day of the Dead (really good)
http://www.ltcconline.net/barclay/courses/DOD_101/dead_101.htm another Day of the Dead
http://www.quia.com/sh/13941.html?AP_rand=1641291142more Day of the Dead
http://www.ga.k12.pa.us/academics/US/ModLang/mexico/mexico98.htm#anchor82440 web quest about Mexico
http://www.kn.att.com/wired/fil/pages/webspanishfr.html Spanish in the U.S. web quest
http://oncampus.richmond.edu/academics/education/projects/webquests/spanishcivilwar/ Spanish Civil War web quest
http://listserv.buffalo.edu/cgi-bin/wa?A2=ind0105&L=flteach&T=0&P=26108 tons of great quests (really good)
http://webquest.org/search/index.php search site for web quests
Really Good Practice with Video and/or Sound
http://www.ashcombe.surrey.sch.uk/curriculum/modlang/index_teaching.htm if you click on the "Spanish Christmas Dinner" link it's really great!
http://www.spanishrevision.co.uk/ interactive website for all levels of Spanish (it might even be helpful for teachers practice)(really good)