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Tuesday - Interpretive Mode

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Using Technology in Second Language Teaching: 

Focus on the Interpretive Mode



9 - 9:30  Review of Monday

                    Stop email notifications (VoiceThread and Google docs)


9:30 - 10:20  Pedagogical foundations


What is the Interpretive Mode

What is a "text"?

Let's watch a video!

Interpretive Process 

Video Process (Die Buchhandlung) 

Die Buchhandlung video handout

Interpretive Task Comprehension Guide  (2 handouts on this page) 


10:20 - 10:30 Break


10:30 - 12:00 Interpretive Mode Example Activities   

Use this Evaluation Form (Gform) to test and evaluate the resources listed below.  


A. Actively Learn  

"Yanny" or "Laurel"? (Actively Learn)

Enter your name and email address. The course code is f2mmb 


B. Kahoot

Link to playable Kahoot

Visa requirements


C. Padlet - listen to a podcast about immigration (link at top of page).

Discussion: What does technology contribute to interpretive tasks? 



12:00 - 1:00 Lunch


1:00 - 2:20 Interpretive Mode Example Activities   

Use this Evaluation Form (Gform) to test and evaluate the resources listed below.   



Sasha and the Bear (H5P)

Guernica (Spanish) (ThingLink)

What can you tell about these texts?  (VoiceThread)


TV Guide (Image and Google Form) 

Best school lunch (Vlogs, YouTube Channels and Google Form)

Explore other Thinglinks - note variety of content and media types


Baking Competition (YouTube and VideoAnt)

Hiking Recommendation (PlayPosit)

Character Analysis (ThingLink) - no account needed, just click the "hot spots" on the picture that is displayed.

The College Recruitment Game (Actively Learn)


Family Photo  (VoiceThread)

Bilingual Brain (PlayPosit)

Sandra Bullock Receives Award (Links to an external site.) (German - EdPuzzle)

Read an Infographic (image and Google form)




2:20 - 2:30  Break


2:30 - 3:30  Create Interpretive Activity


     As you're working, add links to the demonstration activities you create on your Gdoc.


     NOTE: if you are still logged in as a student in any of these, you will want to log out.  Restart your browser if you still have trouble.


     Tools and Tutorials (from the example activities above)


Add voice to PowerPoint instructions on how to add sound to a Power Point presentation  



         an article on the differences between EdPuzzle and Playposit.



ActivelyLearn is a tool to help students engage around reading content through embedded questions, comments, videos, and notes. ActivelyLearn also enables teachers to view analytics and get a better picture of how their students are engaging around the texts.

Google Drive - from your Google account, you can create and add files (text, video, etc.) and share them with the world - use the URL or embed in other places

     How to share from your Drive

Google Docs - AboutHelp Center

Google Forms About | Help Center

    Here is a video to show how to insert a video into a Google form
    Here is a tutorial to create a Google Form with feedback


          YouTube - you can upload, create, and edit video right in YouTube

                       This link describes how to create a Choose your own Adventure YouTube video

          Choose your own Adventure tutorial - using Sites, Forms, or YouTube


                   ThingLink -  add "hotspots" to a graphic that can contain text, graphics, and video




VoiceThread - wiki page/examples - How to docs

      How to Doodle  (VoiceThread) - think about how you could use doodling as a comprehension check



3:30 - 4:00  Participant Demonstrations


Post a link to your test activities on the Gdoc page to share!

We're not expecting perfection, but we'd like to see what you're experimenting with! 


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