Hello friends!

At the suggestion of my good buddy Kristy, I added a page to my wordpress blog and am going to share some of the things I do in my classroom with others.  I don’t claim to be any sort of expert but I do have a lot of years of experience and an internet addiction! 

Let’s start with my most recent find!  http://webtools4u2use.wikispaces.com/home

You can navigate around the glog on the homepage to find links to sites that do almost everything for you.  In case you’re reading this and haven’t heard of a glog yet, it is worth checking out!  Head to glogster.com before you do anything else and see how you can “poster” yourself!!!  If you haven’t gotten into the 21st century with presentations yet, I think this (and of course prezi.com are a fun place to start!

If you’re interested in other quick links, I have a lot on my school website, check it out here:


Thanks for stopping by!  I’ll keep you posted. 🙂


Author: senoracmt

I began teaching Spanish in Illinois in 1994. I have taught levels 1-4 in a small rural high school, 8th grade introductory Spanish, Biology 1, and 101 and 102 at the community college level. My Spanish classes are partnered with the community college to offer students 8 semester hours of dual credit on completion of Spanish 4. In 2011 I met Carol Gaab and Kristy Placido and have since co-authored the book "La hija del sastre" with Carol Gaab and authored the novels "La Calaca Alegre", "Bianca Nieves y los 7 toritos." "Vector," "48 horas" and "Bananas" through Fluency Matters. In 2006 I became National Board certified and I have been serving as a mentor both for candidates seeking certification in world languages other than English and a virtual mentor for candidates in all certificate areas. I completed my Masters degree in Spanish education in 2011 and did my research on the use of Understanding by Design to create meaningful cultural units for the language classroom. I am a frequent presenter on this topic, please consider me if you are interested in a workshop on backward design. In 2013 I was named the ICTFL Foreign Language teacher of the year and in 2014 I was selected as CSCTFL's teacher of the year. In November of 2014 I was lucky enough to be one of the five finalists for the ACTFL National Teacher of the Year in San Antonio, TX. What a "Cinderella" experience! You can reach me via email at senoracmt at gmail.com.

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