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Capitalizing on the Communication, Communities, Cultures, Connections, & Comparisons of World Languages via Collaborative Technology & Cross-Disciplinary Studies by Mind Map: Capitalizing on the Communication, Communities, Cultures, Connections, & Comparisons of World Languages via Collaborative Technology & Cross-Disciplinary Studies

1. Skype

1.1. Communication

1.2. Connections

1.3. Cultures

1.4. Communities

1.5. Comparisons

2. ELA & GoogleDocs

2.1. Comparisons: Shakespeare & Cervantes

3. Vlogs

3.1. Students visit other cultures & share with class. Penpal cultures share with us.

4. YouTube

4.1. Realia - stories, documentaries, music

4.2. All 5 C's can be explored here with educator's careful review and discretion of available media

5. "Kreate" a Kahoot

5.1. live feedback, gamification, relevance and remembrance without standard rote memorization

6. Padlet

6.1. sharing cross-disciplinary ideas and lessons with other teachers in the building or abroad

7. Spanishdict.com & other learning resources: TeachersPayTeachers.com

7.1. so as to have engaging exercises whilst not reinventing the wheel

8. Mindfulness, Compassion, & Empathy

8.1. Teaching students SEL skills so that they may walk a mile in another's shoes, especially someone from another culture. Also, allowing students self-care, so that they may reach their potential. I have used 3-minute mindful meditations with my stressed-out IB seniors (in Spanish!), and our lessons went so much more smoothly. I subscribe and am a student of two educational resources, MindfulSchools & MindfulnessWithoutBorders, where I have licenses to download practices in Spanish and English!

9. Utilize peer-reviewed sources outside of one's native country

9.1. Allows for fresh perspectives, and how other countries are effectively teaching languages (or, where they may need improvement, and how we can all learn together)