What new features are coming to EduNovela.com for August 2018? In addition to the 42 episodes of each TV series for high school Spanish 1 and college 1, we will have a variety of other features. First, we will have many blog posts covering all topics about best practices in the Spanish classroom, flipping your classroom, using authentic media, the process of getting students comfortable with and trained to learn with authentic media.
We will have 84 original readings with multi-speed, user-controlled audio in each project; that's 2 readings for each episode! We will also offer a free FlipGrid for students to record in the presentational and in the interpersonal modes, responding to our authors' prompts for each episode.
Next, we will have links to reasonably priced workbooks and grammar tools in the case that you would like to do away with your expensive online or paper textbooks. We will also recommend outside tools that we think are great like Talk Abroad for the interpersonal mode. More about Talk Abroad and other good tools will be featured in this blog space later on.
In our blogs, we will discuss important topics such as how to incorporate more multi-culturalism into your classroom. Our guest blogger Jenniffer Whyte, a Dominican Spanish high school teacher from Florida, will be posting her winning activities for the multi-cultural Spanish classroom.
Our various authors will be answering questions for you as well. If you are in a Christian school, do you worry about showing authentic media? As a former Assistant Principal of a parochial high school in California, I certainly did. Check out our blog posts and coming webinars from EduNovela authors like Oscar González of Concordia High School in Nebraska.
A really fun feature will be our shared "Faculty Lounge," where our authors will be posting their own exercises for each lesson free of charge. We encourage teachers to post and share their own activities for free as well. Think of it as a free Teachers Pay Teachers. Speaking of TPT, you'll find our exercises on TPT for free as well!
With all these new features, you might consider doing away with your expensive texts. EduNovela.com can be used as an engaging supplement to your classroom curriculum or it can be the most valuable tool in your teacher toolbox. In looking at the pricing of all of the online textbooks, I get a huge pain in the pit of my stomach thinking of asking parents or schools to pay those fees for mediocre materials.
In my own high school classes, my parents (including me for my own daughter) are asked to pay $180 per year for a supersite access for high school Spanish. There is an attempt to have some video for students, but it is far from engaging. My friends teaching at prestigious universities are now using websites and textbooks costing families upwards of $300 for one year of Spanish!
Whether you are thinking of "ditching the textbook" in Fall of 2018 or using EduNovela.com TV programs as a supplement, call us at 1-833-U-NOVELA or email us for a consultation. You can use our quick contact form on this website.