My Favorite Blog Posts of 2015

I like to start out the year by rounding up some of my favorite blog posts from the previous year.  From posts about francophone culture to activities and assessments in the foreign language classroom, you'll find quite a range of articles to choose from.  Here's to a prosperous 2016!

Francophone Culture
Architecture : revivez 750 ans d’Histoire de Paris en 60 façades by Le Figaro
20 Paris Instagram Accounts to Follow by Bonjour Paris
Following Claude Monet's Footsteps in Paris by Bonjour Paris
Les devoirs à la maison sont-ils vraiments interdits ? by 1jour1actu
Comment était Paris avant 1900 ? by Paris ZigZag

Language Teacher Specific
What Can I DO {-re-mi-fa-so-la-ti-do} with a Song? by The Comprehensible Classroom
Sra. Spanglish Tech Tips:  Vibby by PBL in the TL
What to Do When They Miss Class? by The Comprehensible Classroom
Why do our L1-English learners of French/Spanish find it hard to acquire agreement rules? by The Language Gym
Yes, They CAN Understand Native Speakers by 3 Rs 4 Teachers
Confession Time by Language Sensei
10 Ways to Use Photography In Your Classroom by Musings from the Island
Reflection: World Congress of Modern Languages, 2015 by Bonne idée
Teaching Students Conversation Skills from Throw Away Your Textbook
8 Reasons Technology is Crucial in the #MFL Classroom by Mme Mallette
7 Steps to Creating an Integrated Performance Assessment (IPA) by Madame Shepard
Emotional Intelligence Doesn't Translate Across Borders by Harvard Business Review

French Teacher Specific
Integrating Culture - Step 1:  Essential Questions by Madame Shepard
Authres:  Hobbies by En français, SVP!

General Teaching
Class Quiz Games with Quizizz (an Alternative to Kahoot) by Learning in Hand
Good Ideas from Twitter:  iPad Rules Lock Screens by Bonne idée !
50 of the Best Free Apps for Teachers by TeachThought
A Teacher's Guide to Wikipedia by Edudemic
33 Graphic Design Tools to Publish Visual Content by TeachThought
Spruce Up Your Centers with Technology by Learning in Hand

Language Advocacy
The Brain Benefits of Learning Multiple Languages by Lifehacker
Infographic:  Next-Gen World Language Learning by Getting Smart

Bonus:  My Most Viewed Posts of 2015
Food & Meal-Taking:  Activities Round-Up
Finding & Using #Authres
Greatest Hits:  My Favorite Songs for Learning French
My Favorite #Authres (And More!) for Mardi Gras and Carnaval
iPad Diaries:  Volume 2

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