Upon returning to school, I was pleased to find that my school has purchased licenses for the following online programs;
Teacherease (an online grade book and lesson planner)
Aimsweb (“a benchmark and progress monitoring system”
Rosettastone (“the world’s #1 language-learning software”)
I have already started using Rosetta Stone to learn Spanish (Latin American) to I can converse easier with my students and their families. Just today I have complete the first of five levels. I must say, I am extremely impressed how much Spanish I have learned already.
For my students, my plan is to have each of my students first complete all five levels of English, then Spanish/Portuguese (depending on which is their native language) and then the language of their choosing.
I will give updates regarding the progress and success of each of these programs as they are implemented throughout the school year.
© 2010 David Mach