I have spent the weekend trying to get a grab button in place on my blog, and I finally did it last night. I’ve been trying for the last couple of weeks, but I was determined to get it done this weekend. I had many, many failed attempts…too many to count! Success came with a Google search that resulted in stumbling upon a site called “Grab My Button” Code Generator. It was so easy and worked the first time I did it. If any of you would like an easy way to create a button with a copy and paste code such as the one you see on the right, you should definitely check it out.
I’m so new to blogging and it’s taking me a while to get everything in place the way I would like it. It’s been such a huge learning curve, but I’m really enjoying it.
Now, back to the business of teaching French to high school students….
I’m not sure if you’ve had a chance to look at my blogroll yet, but if you do, I highly recommend going over to World Language Classroom Resources. There are so many ideas there with a ton of really useful and interesting resources. I just finished reading the February newsletter on that blog called Talking Points.
The topic of this particular newsletter is Foreign Language Assessment. I think that it is really well written. It has lists of tasks that help teachers distinguish between activities that demonstrate what students know about a language and what students can do with a language. I found it very useful and I highly recommend it! I was also happy to see that the author, Josué, and I share the same philosophy about providing a balance between teaching and assessing what students need to know and what students can do with a language. I’d love to hear your thoughts on the topic…
I hope everyone is enjoying their March Break so far.