Authentic L2 Communication via Mobile Games

I believe that students are more likely to be motivated to learn something when they have an authentic and immediate purpose for that learning. As a teacher of the French language in a geographical area with relatively few francophones, I have often wrestled with ways to have my students interact with native French speakers. We [...]

Reflecting on FrenchQuest.ca: The Gamification of Core French

This year, I launched a new website I created - FrenchQuest.ca. It is a course management system/blended learning platform for my grade four Core French classes. It allows students to set goals, find resources they may need, submit work, receive feedback, and earn badges to recognize their contributions. The Idea's Inception Last year, I had [...]

My Favourite Tech Tool: Code.org

My favourite tech tool from last year was completely revamped during the summer. This post will recap some of what I learned while teaching with code.org last year and explore some of the great new features now available for 2014-2015. This post is also part of the first #peel21st blog hop of the new school [...]