Hello friends! How is everyone adjusting to this new “normal”?
We’ll start week 2 next week, and I’m pretty excited about the video I have ready to go for my Spanish 1 Little Darlings. We’re focusing on “Puede” and “Salir” and all the things they can do if they’re bored and stuck at home. I’ve dropped the video into a Listening Quick Quiz, and that combined with Fluency Matters’ Brandon Brown Free E-course and a few games scheduled via Google Meets, we’re set for next week!
You are more than welcome to use my video, if you need an easy, no prep way to give your Little Darlings some input while you’re apart...but you know what’s better than my face on the slideshow?! YOUR FACE!!! I’ll show you how, it’s so easy!!
I’ve gotten a few questions about how set a YouTube video to play and stop at specific times.
Here’s the exact same slideshow El dinosaurio se escapa, use it to make your own video, personalized for your Little Darlings, using words you know they will understand! Loom makes it so easy, and I’ll walk you though it! First, download the Loom Extension using the Chrome browser. (And since you’re a teacher, they will give it to you for free, ¡muchas gracias Loom!) Then open the slideshow and click on the Loom Extension icon.
Then you’ll see this.
Follow the steps…
Then you need to share your screen, so your Little Darlings can see the slideshow:
Then you’re ready to roll!! Magically you’ll see a count down… 3-2-1 then you’re recording!
Here’s what it looks like:
Then, when you’re finished talking though the slide show, click the little green arrow and you’ll see this:
You can copy the link and send it directly to your Little Darlings, or you can click the “download” button (wait for it…it takes a few minutes!). I like to download them to my computer, then upload them you YouTube, so I can embed them into a Listening Quick Quiz.
How cool is that?!?! AND SO EASY!
And if you’re tired of talking about Quarantine and this stupid virus, I’ve got other Slideshows that are great for Spanish 1. Just open them up, follow the same steps, and chat with your Little Darlings! I am sure they will be delighted to see your smiling face!!!
Wishing you all the best during this crazy time! I pray that you’re safe and healthy and enjoying time home with your family.