November 14, 2016, North Branford, CT – The SANSSpace LIVE (Live Interactive Virtual Environment) platform will be showcased in hands-on demonstrations this week at the American Council on the Teaching of Foreign Languages (ACTFL) Conference in Boston. SANSSpace LIVE, from SANS Inc. Software and Network Solutions, provides mobility for language teachers to engage students in active language learning in school and at home.
Will You Be Ready? We are. The College Board has officially announced that the Spoken Free Response Sections of the AP French, German, Italian, and Spanish, as well as the Music Theory, Exams will be going digital for testing in May 2017. This is a major (and necessary) shift that will affect over 220,000 exams taken yearly. [Read more…]
Daniel Hand High School – Madison, CT
Great to hear from you! The AP exam went off with much success, we couldn’t believe how much easier it was than prior years!
We are thankful to you guys for giving us this peace of mind.
As you know, I am always happy to speak of my experiences with both SANS and your competitor. You can feel free to share my contact info with other schools.
Kristin Mancini [Read more…]
Glastonbury is fortunate to have three fully digital multimedia labs , grade 6, grades 7-8, and grades 9-12, which are in daily use by students as well as teacher professional development. Classes are assigned to the labs on a rotating basis and teachers take full advantage of the random pairing feature in order to give students opportunities for authentic communication. [Read more…]
The School Year Begins Again – Welcome Back! SANS has a new language lab paired activity feature to tell you about, a tech tip for you to resource authentic videos, stress relief ideas for busy educators, and more.
You Asked for It – More Flexible Student Paired Language Lab Activities
Paired conversation practice is widely used in Virtuoso™ language labs. SANS has received customer feedback (from your peers) requesting that paired students be able to record a speaking activity, then listen to their recordings, review their work, and then re-record their conversation while still paired. We’ve listened, and are happy to report that this capability in now available [Read more…]
NNELL Summer Institute was held July 10-12, 2015 in Glastonbury, Connecticut in partnership with ACTFL and Glastonbury Public Schools. SANS Inc was a proud sponsor of this informative event. [Read more…]
Optimizing Testing Conditions
One of the logistical challenges in providing AP world language students with the practice they need involves the setup and recording of the speaking tasks. The exact type of task depends on the language. Teachers are encouraged to see the French, German, Spanish, and Italian Language and Culture Course Descriptions, where complete details pertaining to the speaking section of each particular exam may be found. [Read more…]
Register Now For PD Technology Integration Workshops – Get the Maximum Teaching Benefits from your Virtuoso™ Language Lab
You’ve been busy the entire school year. This is a great opportunity to spend some quality time this summer learning and collaborating with colleagues on best practices to integrate your language lab technology into your curriculum before the new school year begins again! [Read more…]
It is May and AP Testing is upon us. The dates for each test are listed below. Please use our testing manual as you need it and if you encounter a problem, we will do our best to assist you on these busy days.