New Features for Fall 2018
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.
It was great to meet so many of you at our mini-launch Nov. 17-19 at
ACTFL in Nashville.
We are getting ready for Spring book orders and FALL 2018 sales, with our college and high school programs, each one coming to you from a major tv producer.
We were showing the first offering in our new product line, EduNovela.com and also presenting on our two new products, our new technology, and the coming programs for 2019, including College and High School 2 Spanish as well as Middle School.
New for Fall 2018 "Silvana sin lana" from NBC Telemundo--
This first program is made for high school level one, and perhaps middle schoolers with some previous study under their belts. (My 8th and 9th grade combo classes can't get enough of it.)
Your students will love this program as will teachers. It features characters of all ages and storylines that will be real for your students. Comprehensible input as authentic as you can get. Storytelling will make your teaching the easiest and most interesting imaginable. All of our help features make it comprehensible.
It is such a fun production, highly edited, both for age-appropriate content and language, with many added support features, flexible in leveling within your range of learners in Spanish 1.
And, you'll get to have Carlos Ponce in your classroom for 9 months!
Our first 3 episodes will be available free. Please contact us with your info.
For information on our COLLEGE SERIES for Spanish 2 for FALL 2018, Gran hotel, see above. Or go to "Products."
posted by: SheriAnn Simpson, Ph.D.
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