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Lesson Plans (7) A detailed description of the instruction for teaching one or more concepts or skills. Podcasts (1) A program (audio or video) made available in digital format for playback or download over the Internet. Informational Materials (2) Textual information containing useful facts or information.
Learning Activities (1) Any activity that would enhance a lesson or unit in order to help the learner master an objective 
and/or acquire a skill.  Examples include, but are not limited to, online tutorials, experiments, 
demonstrations, and hands-on activities. Teacher Tools (1) An extensive set of online resource tools teachers can use to enhance student learning or increase teacher productivity often useful across grade levels and/or subject areas (Aligned to professional learning standards instead of content standards).


ALEX Lesson Plans


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Pen Pal Mania!
Description: In this lesson, students will use the target language to correspond with a native speaker. This is an excellent activity for students in second semester of second year or higher.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Ein Mann zu Viel
Description: In this lesson designed for second semester of German 3/4, students will read a short story Ein Mann zu Viel, review vocabulary, discuss chapters and then recreate the story by making a video adaptation of the story. Students may alter the ending of the story to make it more interesting.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Foreign Language Semester or Chapter Review
Description: This is an easy way to review for foreign language semester exams at any level using a number of hands-on and interactive activities, including some which are technology-based. This could also be adapted to chapter tests. The lesson is recommended for classrooms with 3 or more computers. Students will circulate to various stations, which can be adapted to the content being studied.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (9 - 12), or Technology Education (9 - 12)
Title: Bridging Cultural Gaps
Description: In a semester-long project, foreign language students begin a penpal correspondence exchange with a student from another country. Through this exchange, students gain a greater insight into the culture and language of another country, improve their communication skills in the target language, and compare their lives to those of students their own ages in another country by discussing common topics.


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Subject: Languages Other Than English (Foreign Languages) (6 - 12), or Technology Education (6 - 12)
Title: Touring Our School Through Two Languages
Description: This lesson will help students combine the tools of technology with language skills to communicate with non-English speaking students in the community.


Thinkfinity Lesson Plans


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Subject: Foreign Languages
Title: Musical Illusion     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



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Subject: Foreign Languages,Language Arts
Title: French Connections     
Description: The goals of this EDSITEment lesson are to strengthen student perceptions of the real-world importance of mastering a foreign language, to give students at all levels practice in reading and writing French, to engage lower level students in using their knowledge of French to plan a tour of Paris, and to engage upper level students in using their knowledge of French to compare French and American journalism.
Thinkfinity Partner: EDSITEment
Grade Span: 9,10,11,12



Thinkfinity Podcasts


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Subject: Foreign Languages
Title: Musical Illusion     
Description: In this Science Update, from Science NetLinks, you'll hear about auditory illusions. One study examined what a particular musical illusion reveals about the infant brain. Science Updates are audio interviews with scientists and are accompanied by a set of questions as well as links to related Science NetLinks lessons and other related resources.
Thinkfinity Partner: Science NetLinks
Grade Span: 6,7,8,9,10,11,12



Web Resources


Informational Materials


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Multilingual Dictionary
http://wordreference...
Excellent dictionary, useful for instructors and students. Offers multiple meanings and multiple languages (Spanish, French, Italian, and English). This dictionary also gives examples of word usage.

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On-line Translator
http://www.reverso.n...
Will translate any English word submitted into French, German, Spanish and Italian. Also contains dictionaries and conjugation help.

Learning Activities


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On-line Translator
http://www.reverso.n...
Will translate any English word submitted into French, German, Spanish and Italian. Also contains dictionaries and conjugation help.

Teacher Tools


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Multilingual Dictionary
http://wordreference...
Excellent dictionary, useful for instructors and students. Offers multiple meanings and multiple languages (Spanish, French, Italian, and English). This dictionary also gives examples of word usage.

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