All-In-One Activity for the World Language Classroom: Yes.  No. Maybe?

Last Updated on 2019-05-23One Activity:  All-in-one and done? Could there be such a thing? Sometimes being a world language teacher is overwhelming.  We do it all…speaking, listening, writing and reading. These are all essential elements of an effective classroom making it all-in-one!   In addition to all of these moving parts, we want our students to connect[…]

New Integration: Blackbaud!

Last Updated on 2019-04-23  If your institution uses Blackbaud, we’ve got great news! You can now integrate Extempore assessments into Blackbaud directly. What does that mean? This integration allows you to connect an Extempore Assessment to a Blackbaud Assignment and send grades from Extempore to your Blackbaud Gradebook. Additionally, your students are now able to complete[…]

We’re in Class Tech Tips!

Last Updated on 2019-04-10“What does it look like to leverage technology to increase participation, efficiency, and engagement?” I think we know here at Extempore. Class Tech Tips just covered Extempore in their blog! They highlight how we are a helpful resource for language educators and the benefits we bring to students like: Creating speaking portfolios Save[…]

How to Fund Extempore

Last Updated on 2019-02-27Extempore is a low cost alternative to a language lab that can easily be funded by a grant. First things first… The most important thing about grant writing is that you cannot fit a square peg into a round hole. What this means is that you cannot use a technology grant to[…]

Extempore Featured in the Language Educator’s Tech Watch

Last Updated on 2019-02-14The American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages’ publication The Language Educator is a magazine for ACTFL members. In its recent Tech Watch, Extempore was featured as a tool to increase “learners’ opportunities for meaningful target language use and exposure.” The Language Educator is a great resource for news and information for educators of all[…]

Customizable Rubric is Live [Extempore Update]

Last Updated on 2019-02-05Everyone has been asking for it and we’re happy to say it’s now live! Extempore users can now create a customizable rubric!  Each criterion can be weighted individually on a scale of 1 to 10. Create an assignment and try it out! Note: Students NEED to update their mobile apps to see[…]