Original post: October 2012
I know that I am way behind the eight ball on this one, and I have a tendency to exaggerate things, but…
This is the best 2.0 tool for comprehensible input classrooms.
I only say that because I can’t think of one that I like better. This is EASY for teachers and easy for students. It takes less than a minute to “Textivate” a text, and there are twenty-seven different activities that your students can complete while interacting with the text and getting reps and reps and reps and….
Here is a Textivated version of one of my classes’ stories (from the Ladrones script).
December 2013: Here is an update about Textivate.
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Gracias, amazing resource! I’m using it today!
I just found it myself and had to ask my IT to unblock it at school. It works now. Life is good:)
I wonder why it was blocked in the first place? Or does school have a policy of blocking everything unless it’s been specifically approved?
No, we have pretty user-friendly policy; for example, YouTube is not blocked for either staff or students. Social media, on the other hand, is blocked (as it should be), as well as many foreign sites – some of them for no apparent reason.
Awesome Resourse Thank you
I love your comments, Martina. I’m so glad that you can see how useful (and easy to use) textivate is. Did you also know that you can embed specific exercises on your blog or website? See various examples on the textivate blog: http://textivate.posterous.com
Thanks Martina, looking forward to trying this one out!
Is the link dead or is it me?
Thanks for all of your fabulous organization and creativity!
Gracias Martina. My students were totally absorbed in these activities for 25 minutes.
Do you print these out or must they be done online? I like what you can do here but I don’t have 30 computers.
They must be done online, sorry!
Could you do it in stations? The Creative Language Class blog has a lot of posts on different station ideas that might make it possible!
Many of the activities can now be printed out (if you are a textivate subscriber). See the blog post about textivate worksheet printing at http://textivate.posthaven.com/you-didnt-know-there-was-worksheet-printing-on-textivate-dot-dot-dot
Textivate now includes vocab matching too. So you can now create a resource based on (a) a text, (b) vocab matching, or (c) both.
The result is that there are now up to 60 activities available in a textivate resource.
See this example of a resource with both text and vocab matching exercises: http://www.textivate.com/menu-n3gjn1
This sounds like an amazing tool. I see that under the “Free” column there are very few options. I am not sure if my school will pay for a subscription. What would be the most economical choice for me?