One of the ways students connect with the language is the use of technology. Technology is a tool that may facilitate the learner's own resources, such as the use of Adobe Voice apps and Adobe Spark Programs. Adobe Voice is an iPad and iPhone app that students can use to created short videos and storyboards that can be saved for future use and sent by email to evaluate student progress. Adobe Spark is an app that can be used on phone and computer. StoryKit is a free app that is very basic and is great for a quick group work app, but is not as sophisticated as the Adobe apps. Studyblue is a card app that can be created for your class or you can assign students to make their own cards to study. YouTube is used for published videos available on the web, I have the link to my YouTube Channel.
These apps also provide a way for students to hear their voice and listen to how they sound in the language. They can record their voice and design pictures through the Internet or use their own pictures to create meaning for them by use of iPads. Students will be assigned iPads if they do not have one, or they may use their own iPads, although they must download the apps before class so that the time for speaking the language is not wasted. Adobe Spark is an upgraded version of the same program, which enables users to create video on the computer along with iPad and iPhone. It is user friendly and can be transferred between all applications.