Teacher Resources for Technology & Curriculum
Nancy Thuleen's Teaching Resources: this website has amazing worksheets and communicative ideas. From a professor at the University of Wisconsin Madison. Incredibly valuable... I think I look at it a few times a month!
Deutsche Welle Top Theme: This is one of my all-time favorite websites. At this page you can also find the "langsam gesprochene Nachrichten."
Das Deutschlandlabor (DW) - Videos and worksheets for different themes like Schule, Fussball, und Kindheit.
Deutsch Musik Blog: This blog has all kinds of new German music recommendations as well as materials to go with them! It's a gold-mine. :)
Slow German: This is a podcast (with text!) from Annik Ruebens. It is auf Deutsch with lots and lots of topics!
Stories First: Free stories sorted from Beginner to Advanced auf Detusch.
Free Tech for Teachers: This is a blog for teachers. The writer is constantly updating with helpful free technology ideas. Great to follow on FB also!
Class Tools: This website has a TON of games but is not German-language specific. My favorites are a random name picker, QR maker and jeopardy game.
Deutschdrang: This website has so many German learning resources, including listening activities, handouts, pronunciation guides, online exercises... the list goes on and on!
Victoria State (Australia) Government German Online Languages: This website has online games for SO MANY topics, including: clothes, transportation, school items, animals, and numbers.
Storybird.com: This is a website where your students can make picture book stories online for free & share them... AND even have them printed out at the end if they want!
Swiss Deutsch als Fremdsprache: Lots of downloadable worksheets here for teachers. This is the link below to short reading comprehension stories.
Kaleidoskop: Lots of great resources here all divided by category, including stories written and submitted by users.
Nebraska Dept. of Ed. German Resources: there are lesson plans here for some famous German Children's books such as Cinderella, Brown Bear, and the Hungry Little Caterpillar. Someone from the AATG said it would be a wonderful resource for elementary school outreach.