Tutorial: How to use Planet French, with course planner.
Tutorial Dec 2021 zoom call. You should watch the whole video, but here are the timecodes of specific points for quick reference:
0:50: What’s on Planet French. Types of resources.
1:24: The amazing and unique Booksmarts Planet French K-12 courses with “dynamic levelling”.
2:38: How to use the courses
3:16: How to quickly build your lesson programming/syllabus for the year with Planet French
6:10: How to find and use the weekly Canadian news episodes
6:40: Students can read the news scripts under the videos
6:43: Students can take self-correcting quizzes. Here’s an example.
7:44: The action-oriented approach used in the courses. Dashboard example, summative tasks, step activities.
7:51: How to search for content. There are nearly 1000 lessons. Two search methods: quick and advanced (with levels and topics such as easy, advanced, a1, a2, b1, etc…levels).
9:09: How to assign content to registered students.
9:58: How students can register to get their Planet French account.
10:15: How and why we need to communicate with you, the teacher. Important!! We can’t send you passwords, logins and updates unless you do this: Please authorize emails from firstname.lastname@example.org and from email@example.com and check your spam folders for emails coming from firstname.lastname@example.org or from Planet French.
Tutorial: How to use Planet French, with tips from the classroom.
How some teachers use Booksmarts/Planet French resources
Tutorial #1: Introduction
Tutorial #2: Where everything is and basic navigation
How to navigate the courses on Planet French
How to find anything on Planet French in 5 seconds, plus excerpts of the kinds of resources you’ll find here.
Tired of spending hours finding the age and level-appropriate content to teach French with? With this method, you’ll find anything you need in 5 seconds or less!