Keeping in touch

It’s no secret that I’m a big fan of Google Voice.  Here’s a way I’m using it to keep in touch with students during a break.

I created a Google Voice activity and used twitter to notify students about it.  For this activity, I just wanted to measure students’ pronunciation and fluency, so I wrote a paragraph and asked them to read it aloud as a message when they call.  It’s an easy, low-stress way for them to spend a little time with Spanish during their time away from class.  I offered extra credit according to how fast they could read the paragraph.

Read the entire paragraph with few or no pronunciation mistakes in less than 2:00 = 3 points

Read the entire paragraph with few or no pronunciation mistakes in less than 1:45 = 4 points

. . . and so on.

Here is the document with the description of the activity: Google Voice Extra Credit Read

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