Spanish Resources for Teachers

Are you teaching in Spanish? Do you have English Language Learners who need support? Is your classroom bilingual? Do you need quality instructional materials to engage students and help them succeed? Great news! TechnoKids Inc. has released a collection of technology projects in Spanish. These Spanish resources have lessons designed for elementary, middle school, and high school students.

NEW! Spanish Resources TechnoKids Technology Projects

The Spanish Bundle by TechnoKids Inc. is a collection of three of our most popular technology projects – TechnoToon, TechnoResearch, and TechnoCandy. Each technology project has a teacher guide, workbook, and resources. All instructional activities, materials, and assessment tools are in Spanish. The lessons have detailed instructions for Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides. They are ideal for a language learning program. In addition, they can be used to help students that are not yet proficient in English to succeed in a classroom setting.

Spanish Activities for Google Docs, Google Sheets, and Google Slides

The lesson plans in the Spanish Bundle use a project based learning approach. Students use technology to create a digital story, design a research card, and manipulate data to develop a solution. The Spanish activities blend technology skills with language arts and mathematics.

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Spanish resources for teachers and students.

  • TechnoToon: Create a digital story using Google Slides. Combine images, text, and animation to produce an animated comic strip. Have students write the story in Spanish or use the Spanish worksheets to assist English Language Learners who need support.
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    View a digital story made using TechnoKids Spanish resources.

  • TechnoResearch: Design a Fun Fact Card using Google Docs. Research a topic and then organize information into an informative publication. Develop essential Internet research and word processing skills. Have language learners write the fun fact card in Spanish or have Hispanic students use the materials to independently follow instructions.
  • TechnoCandy: Boost candy sales. Analyze data using Google Sheets and then recommend a solution in a Google Docs report. Teach essential spreadsheet skills. Integrate technology into a language learning program or provide English Language Learners with Spanish resources to succeed in the classroom.
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    View a sample spreadsheet lesson in Spanish.

Computers and technology are valuable tools that can help students learn a language. Activities from the Spanish Bundle use Google Apps to provide meaningful tasks that encourage independence and make learning fun.

10 Tips for Using E-Cards in the Classroom

Have your students sent and received online greeting cards? Here are some tips to make finding, sending, and receiving e-Cards in the classroom a fun, easy, and worthwhile activity.
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  1. Try Different Web Browsers: Some e-Cards need the Flash program to show the message. If your web browser will not play Flash animation, try another web browser.
  2. Do Not Click on Advertisements: Free e-Card services have advertisements. They will redirect you from the website. Ignore them.
  3. Pick a Suitable Card: There are many different e-Cards. Some may not be for kids. Look for keywords such as Children or Kids to find those for your age group.
  4. Find Cards that are Free: Some e-Cards require a subscription or payment. Look for keywords such as free.
  5. Be Creative: Often when sending an e-Card you can add a note, pick a design, or select the music. Add a personal touch!
  6. Do Not Join a Mailing List: Some e-Card services ask you to add your e-mail to a mailing list. This will cause you to get lots of junk mail. Do not check the box for this option.
  7. Ignore Free Trial Options: You may visit an e-Card website that asks you to fill out a form for a free trial. Often you can ignore this option and still send an e-Card.
  8. Have Patience: When you send an e-Card it may take time to reach the person. Do not worry! They will get it soon.
  9. Check Your Junk Folder: Did someone send you an e-Card? Check your Junk, Trash, or Clutter folder. Move the message to your Inbox to view the e-Card.
  10. Send a Link to an e-Card Video: If you are having trouble finding a free e-Card service, send a link to a video greeting instead. Search the Internet for a suitable video. Write an e-mail and include the video URL in the message.

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See more about e-Cards in the classroom:

To view a list of free e-Card sites, click here.

To read 10 reasons why sending e-Cards in the classroom is an appropriate and worthwhile technology activity, click here.

To teach online digital literacy, internet safety, search strategies, and research skills in a fun way, click here.

Ideas for Using Google Forms Quizzes

Integration Google Forms Quizzes into Learning

Did you know you can create quizzes using Google Forms that automatically calculate a score and report results? You can! Aside from making your own quizzes to test student knowledge, you can have students build their own trivia quizzes. Google Forms Quizzes is a feature that transforms any form into a quiz that includes a point value, answer key, and scoring system.

Making a quiz offers a fun way for students to develop critical thinking, improve information recall, and enhance communication skills. The theme of the trivia can be about a unit of study or based upon personal interest. Integrate the Quiz feature in Google Forms into language arts, mathematics, social studies, geography, history, science, art, music, health, or business studies.

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Integrate Building a Quiz into Learning

20 Teaching Ideas for Google Forms Quizzes

  1. Spelling Bee: Expand vocabulary. Host a competition that has participants identify the definition, find the misspelled word, or spell a term correctly.
  2. Reading Response: Form a connection to text. Respond to a novel or short story. Design a quiz that has readers match a character to a statement, describe the setting, or determine the significance of an event.
  3. Grammar Exercise: Practice grammar skills. Create an activity that challenges classmates to punctuate a sentence, recognize parts of speech, or pick the correct homonym.
  4. Pick Your Own Ending Story: Transform the quiz feature into a short story that has readers pick what happens next. The decision affects the ending.
  5. Drill and Practice: Master basic addition, subtraction, multiplication, or division facts. Produce a simple worksheet that has quiz takers choose the correct answer or complete an equation.
  6. Brainteaser: Boost reasoning. Construct a brainteaser with word problems or puzzles that test a person’s wit.
  7. Unit Study Guide: Prepare for an upcoming test. Develop a study tool that focuses on the meaning of keywords, recall of essential facts, and the importance of key concepts.
  8. Wacky New Stories: Explore current events. Questions include sensational headlines with information about the news story. Quiz takers must determine if they are true or false.
  9. Civic Pride Contest: Celebrate your country. Invent questions that has fellow citizens label capital cities, finish the national anthem, or select famous places.
  10. Where in the World? Showcase a place. Use map outlines, flags, tourist attractions, and tidbits of information to explore the importance of a location.
  11. Local Legend Quiz: Appreciate your hometown. Invite community members to answer trivia about local sports teams, current events, sites, or personalities.
  12. Who am I? Riddles: Acknowledge significant people and their contributions. Generate riddles using famous quotes, photos, or achievements to provide clues to their identity.
  13. Historical Timeline: Determine the importance of events. Invent a quiz that has history buffs identify dates, sequence events, and pinpoint the cause or effect of an incident.
  14. Research Review: Gain a deeper understanding of scientific concepts. Create a review to help fellow classmates recall experimental steps, results, and meaning of findings.
  15. Art Crawl: Appreciate art. Design a gallery walk that includes questions about famous painters, paintings, and techniques.
  16. Name that Tune: Host a music tournament. Test competitors’ ability to select the correct song line, title, or artist.
  17. Fun Fitness Facts: Challenge fitness fanatics. Ask questions about building strength, muscle anatomy, or improving skills.
  18. Business Marketing: Many companies use quizzes to connect with customers. For example, a gym might post a quiz about health on their blog or a travel agency about a destination on their website. Pretend to be a business owner. Design a quiz related to a product or service.
  19. Battle of the Brains: Design a trivia game that collects the name and email address of participants. Analyze results to declare a winner.
  20. Trivia Game: Collaborate to invent a game to entertain your friends. Select team members with unique areas of knowledge. Divide quiz into categories using sections. Each team member creates questions for their specific category based on their specialized expertise.
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Teaching Ideas for Building a Trivia Quiz

Google Forms Quizzes and TechnoTrivia

Do you want to learn how to build a quiz? TechnoTrivia is a project developed by TechnoKids Inc. that includes step-by-step instructions. Activities have students formulate questions, create an answer key, and customize quiz settings. Learn more about TechnoTrivia.

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Learn How to Make a Quiz in Google Forms

Use TechnoTrivia activities to make a quiz in Google Forms. Elementary and middle school students create a trivia game. They formulate questions to test friends’ knowledge about a topic. By setting the answer key an automated system calculates points and sends quiz results.

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Learn how to make a quiz in Google Forms

Make Learning Fun

TechnoTrivia includes extension activities. Challenge your students to host a Battle of the Brains, team up to build a Trivia Game, or make a Pick your Own Ending story. As well, additional activities explain how to include a video or manually mark a short answer question. Discover how creative your students can be when using Google Forms!

Step-by-Step Instructions

Integrate Google Forms into learning. The theme of the trivia can be about a unit of study or based upon personal interest. Your students will:

  • Plan and organize ideas
  • Formulate thought-provoking questions
  • Research to fact-check information
  • Build a trivia quiz and set the answer key
  • Set a suitable point value for questions
  • Provide feedback with helpful information
  • Automatically calculate point score
  • Host a trivia event and invite respondents
  • Analyze trivia quiz responses

View a Sample Quiz Made in Google Forms

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Take the Wacky Animal Quiz

In TechnoTrivia your students learn how to formulate questions, create an answer key, and customize quiz settings. They ask a range of question types including multiple choice, checkboxes, and dropdown. A point value is applied to each question. The value can be the same for each question or increase based on the difficulty level. Feedback is added for incorrect and correct answers to offer quiz takers encouragement or additional information. Students learn how to set the quiz to automatically calculate a score and report the results.

About TechnoTrivia Technology Project

When you order TechnoTrivia, you receive a teacher guide, digital student worksheets, and customizable resources. Additional materials such as sample quizzes, assessment tools, and enrichment activities support learning. The activities are ideal for elementary or middle school students.