Learning Site Newsletter

July 2020

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What's new on the Learning Site

Digital tools and resources for your classroom

 

Dear educators,

We have been working hard all summer to make improvements to the Learning Site! We are excited to show off the digital tools we created for your classroom to help empower your students, make grading a breeze, and create a fun learning and teaching environment on- and offline. 

You have access to all of these features through your Learning Site account. If you do not have an account yet, you can request a sample to give them a test drive. 

Enhanced gradebook

Our new and improved gradebook gives you the tools you need to make grading easy and your feedback effective. We have improved how you navigate between student pages, added indicators to show assignments ready to be graded, and more! 



Instructional Strategies Toolkit

Easily accessible from the Learning Site main menu under Learning Tools, these research-based instructional strategies help students stay engaged as they process and produce language. You can browse strategies by mode of communication, skill, proficiency level, or activity type. 



Language Portfolio

Connected to ACTFL-aligned communicative and intercultural Can-Do statements, our Language Portfolio allows students to self-reflect, self-assess, and set goals on their path to proficiency.  The Language Portfolio provides a private, safe space for students to discover what they can do with the language and receive specific feedback about their progress.



Vocabulary Progression

If you are using Triángulo APreciado in your classroom, make sure to take a look at Vocabulary Progression. This new online activity allows students to practice their language skills, gain proficiency, and receive more comprehensible input as they move through the progression.  



Google Classroom, Schoology, and more

We make it easy for you to get the most out of the Learning Site by providing integrations with Google Classroom, Schoology, and more!  



Visit our website to learn more and to stay up to date on our latest Learning Site news!


How to design engaging online learning experiences 

Catch the last installment of our summer Poolside Proficiency webinar series! 

Using a Learning Management System to design online learning experiences
Thursday, July 23, 3:00 ET

A Learning Management System can enable classrooms to transform what students and teachers can do with instruction. These platforms can help increase student engagement and allow for differentiation as we look to bridge gaps between content, pedagogy, technology, and training. In this webinar, we will discuss how using a Learning Management System can expand your classroom and open new doors of opportunity for learning. Our panel will include Wayside Publishing's Digital Specialist for Innovation & Instructional Technology and a district coordinator for Instructional Technology.

 

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