If you have a textivate Premium or Group subscription, your students get a shared student password which enables them to:
- Browse the public resources on textivate.
- Modify existing resources and do activities "on the fly".
- Create their own activities "on the fly".
- Save their own texts in local storage for access on the same device (or on the same user profile if on a school network).
- Copy and paste their resources between textivate and other text storage such as word docs, txt files or email messages.
Enhancing "on the fly" resources with extra features
In addition to a text or a list of matching items, students can also add...
- A parallel text (containing a translation of the text in English, or containing notes as prompts to reproduce the parallel text)
- Text-to-speech! -- with all of the usual caveats regarding the accuracy of text-to-speech, it can be really useful in helping students to learn the correct pronunciation.
- A parallel audio or video.
With regard to speaking controlled assessments this means that students can add notes and audio / TTS (text-to-speech) to their practice text, and it's dead easy to do.
Here's what you have to do:
Sharing links with classes
If you are logged on as a teacher on textivate, AND you have one or more classes set up (via the Classes menu), you can click on the share icon on any textivate page, fine-tune the link in whatever way you like, and share this link with one or more of your classes.
(If you are not familiar with the share icon and sharing links on textivate, see this blog post.)
(If you are not familiar with the concept of fine-tuning links on textivate, see this blog post.)
When you click the share icon (and presuming you are logged in as a teacher and you have one or more classes set up) you will see a "Share with class" button next to the Twitter and Facebook share buttons, as shown below:
Some activities to practise the French alphabet.
The activities use TTS to read out the French letters. Students simply have to click on the letter they hear.
This simple tutorial looks at a new feature (as of 18th August 2018) which allows you to access individual student scores in team challenges.
How to set this up:
(Please scroll down to the bottom of the post to try the activity for yourself.)
This post refers to the optional text-based activity, Trapdoor, as introduced in this blog-post / user-guide:
The end result of this blog post also requires you to include a parallel text translation in the L1 (which may or may not be divided into "chunks" by adding vertical pipes as in the example shown). See this user-guide on parallel texts and how to add them to your resource:
The page contains an assortment of quotes from textivate users. Please feel free to contact textivate if you'd like to know the source of any of these quotes.
The resources in this post were created based on texts taken from old GCSE Spanish papers, and which featured in a booklet uploaded to the Secondary MFL Matters Facebook group by Kate Jones. Here they are presented in the same order that they appear in Kate's booklet.
The images below are clickable and will open the menu for each resource in a separate browser tab.
A new feature for those with Group subscriptions (23rd Feb 2018)...
The "textivate>>" button is where the magic happens :0)