Password = Picante !!!
Most of us assess the 21 flags of Spanish-speaking countries as a sort of to-the-side venture that can take us off track of other themes inherent to Spanish 1. Getting the kids to memorize the flags is great, but growing their ability to understand and reproduce basic description of terms (shapes, colors, stripes, and other level-1 items) can powerfully augment your lessons on clothing and people that are coming up later anyway.
This multi-day lab (not necessarily consecutive) allows students to hear input from you regarding basic description, then read it themselves, then practice it with each other using a conversationally scaffolded, multi-layered approach. They even are given turn-taking behaviors to mix in such as "¿Cómo?" and "De acuerdo" to allow them to negotiate in the TL.
You, the teacher, are given a pre- and post-test to determine effectiveness, and a lesson to give beforehand to provide lots of input about colors and shapes, which are fundamental to describing the various flags of "the 21."
Please give this a look, especially the little "movie" towards the end of the preview file to show how the conversational partners take turns playing the "Guess Who?" game. Thanks for looking!
Pricing/Licensing (remember, this is 3 days worth of pc lab activity):
1 license = up to 14 seats ($35)
2 licenses = 15 to 28 seats ($35 + 20 = $55 total)
3 licenses = 29 seats and up ($35 + 20 + 20 = $75 total) including unlimited seats inside your site. This includes multiple faculty as long as they are in the same school!
What's a "seat?" --It represents one student user, in one class period
Are you asking me to buy seats for every period I teach? --No, I only ask that you buy for the largest class you teach, and then the smaller classes will be included as "fewer seats."
It looks like if I purchase 3 licenses that I can share this file with colleagues in my school. Is that true? --Yes, that is the case! Just don't forget to share password of "Picante" with them!