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Tuesday - Interpretive Mode

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Using Technology in Second Language Teaching: 

Focus on the Interpretive Mode



I. Review of Monday


II. 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

Interpretive Task Comprehension Guide  (2 handouts on this page) 


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


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

Discussion: What does technology contribute to interpretive tasks? 



IV. Interpretive Mode Example Activities   

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



Sasha and the Bear (H5P)

Hiking Recommendation (PlayPosit)

Bilingual Brain (PlayPosit)


Flipped Lesson (instructor lecture and EdPuzzle)

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

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

orange Baking Competition (YouTube and VideoAnt)

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

Guernica (Spanish) (ThingLink)
Explore other Thinglinks - note variety of content and media types

The College Recruitment Game (Actively Learn)


Family Photo  (VoiceThread)

What can you tell about these texts?  (VoiceThread)

TV Guide (Image and Google Form) 

Read an Infographic (image and Google form)




V. 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



VI. 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! 



Additional Resources


Google Spreadsheets - https://www.google.com/sheets/about/

Google Slides - https://www.google.com/slides/about/


Ponder is designed to help students engage around reading content or video, but works differently.  Through "micro-responses" Ponder helps scaffold the critical thinking that is necessary for students to take the steps from reading comprehension to analytical production.  Ponder offers students a quick, scaffolded way to respond to content and share their thoughts. Ponder also gives teachers a view of how students are engaging with content.


Anvill - create media rich lessons - free.


Padlet, iPadio, AudioBoom, SoundCloud


Annenberg has a video series on "teaching Foreign Languages" - check out the lesson on interpretation.


          Quizlet - quiz maker


Radio streams


     radio garden


With the next 2 options you will need to find a news article on the web in the target language in order to test them out. 

  • Readlang: (create free account) Browser extension for reading online articles. Click on words that are unfamiliar and get their translation, connects word reference content or other appropriate dictionary apps, and more. Words automatically added to your wordlist so you can quiz yourself later and grow your own vocab.

  • LingroLingro works by pasting in the URL of the page you want to read. 


Kami - annotated PDF documents, ability to collaborate using annotation tools for peer and group comments



We welcome your suggestions for other tools that you like!  
Post them at the bottom of this page using the Comments feature.



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