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Blendspace is a fantastic tool for teachers whether they are working to flip their classroom, set up a instructional center, or just enhance their daily teaching. This is an example of a lesson on St. Patrick. It is not a well planned lesson, but I wanted to quickly come up with an idea that could show you some of the greatness Blendspace has to offer. 

Here is a very, very rough example.

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El Cuerpo

Occasionally, I am able to spend some time in the Spanish classroom. This past week, the teacher was beginning a unit on parts of the body. The K and 1 students begin with basic facial features (including head), hands and feet. In order to strengthen students’ retention of the parts, we had them use the app Drawing Box (free) on their iPads to create exact replicas of their own heads and bodies, labeling the parts they knew from the lesson. The pictures were then emailed to myself and I used iMovie to put them together in a slide show presentation. The end result was very entertaining and a great way to review the lesson the next time the students were in class.