Welcome to NOVASTARTALK

For NOVSTARTALK 2014 Week Two Participants

As part of our final showcase, you will be completing a Scavenger Hunt and posting your “findings” in Blendspace.  Read the instructions below (and feel free to get started the night before if you’d like).  Here are the instructions:
Technology Scavenger Hunt Instructions

When you are all done with your Blendspace, post a link to it in the forum:
Post Your Work in the Forum

For the potluck, we have a Padlet created for you where you can post pictures of the food dishes, recipes and even videos explaining the dishes (in the target language):
Padlet Wall for the Pot Luck

Lastly, for those that would like to be able to access the schedule for Week Two, we’ve posted it here:
Schedule for NOVASTARTALK 2014 Week Two

If you have any questions, contact us at novastartalk@gmail.com

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Welcome to the NOVASTARTALK website, an online resource that supports workshops and webinars designed to help teachers use technology tools and 21st century language pedagogy in the official STARTALK languages. In the face-to-face program, teachers of less-commonly-taught languages (Arabic, Chinese, Dari, Hindi, Persian, Portuguese, Russian, Swahili, Turkish, Urdu) create technology-enhanced activities to expand the curriculum presently in place in their schools. The STARTALK teachers typically work in teams during the workshops and continue to collaborate during the school year at conferences, through the use of wikis and blogs, and here on our website. Since its inception in 2006, the networking that has resulted from this program has enriched instruction and created a bond between teachers in and out of our face-to-face STARTALK setting.