Spanish Level 3, Activity 04: Tecnología y el futuro / Technology in the Future (Face-To-Face)

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Tecnología y partes de un auto- Novice High


Students will practice speculating about the past and present in regards to events that have happened. They will also discuss the environment and technology. Students will learn how to describe technology, parts of a car and solutions to problems that come technology in the future.

Proficiency Level:

Novice High


Technology, environment, creating stories, cars

World-Readiness Standards:

  • “Standard 1.1 Students engage in conversations, provide and obtain information, express feelings and emotions, and exchange opinions.”
  • “Standard 1.2 Students understand and interpret spoken and written Spanish on a variety of topics.”
  • “Standard 1.3 Students present information, concepts, and ideas in Spanish to an audience of listeners or readers on a variety of topics.”

Idaho State World Language Standards:

  • COMM 1.1 - Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions
  • COMM 3.1 - Present information, concepts, and ideas to inform, explain, persuade, and narrate on a variety of topics using appropriate media in the target language.
  • COMM 2.1 - Understand, interpret, and analyze what is heard, read, or viewed on a variety of topics.

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can describe and discuss popular technology or forms of social media
  • I can brainstorm a resolutions to problems
  • I can access information about technology and cars in the target culture

Materials Needed:

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- Cards (Canva Template, free account required)


1. Begin by introducing the Can-Do's for today’s activity and displaying the Google slideshow on the projector. 

“Today, we are going to discuss technology. We will chat about things that have happened and identify familiar technologies with a partner. We will also decide how to come to a resolution of a problem."

2. Students will get in pairs and answer a few questions to begin a conversation on topics related to the main activity:
1. ¿Qué se tiene que hacer para mantener un carro?
2. ¿Con qué frecuencia se necesita hacer?
3. ¿Con qué frecuencia lo haces en realidad? (ejemplos: el servicio al automovíl, cambiar el aceite, hacerle rotación a las llantas)

Main Activity

1. Divide the students into two groups. One group will describe the word on the card and the other group will try to guess what the word is. Move the groups into different spaces of the room. 

“Para empezar vamos a formar dos grupos.Un grupo describirá la palabra en la tarjeta y el otro grupo intentará adivinar cuál es la palabra. Mueve los grupos a diferentes espacios de la sala."

2.  The first group will take turns picking a card and will always work together to describe the word without saying what it actually is to the second group.
"El primer grupo se turnará para elegir una tarjeta y siempre trabajarán juntos para describir la palabra sin decir lo que realmente es al segundo grupo."

3. Process
        A. An example of step 2: if they draw the word WiFi, the "describers" could say, "It's something you log into on your phone so you don't need to use data"
           A. Por ejemplo si tienen la palabra WiFi, los 'describiradores' pueden decir "Es lo que usas para que no tengan que usar tu data cuando estas en el internet."
        B. We will have a timer for one minute. After, the describers become the 'guessers' become the 'describers'
            B. Vamos a tener un cronómetro para un minuto. Después, los que describen van a adivinar y los que adivinan van a describir
        C. Explain some rules of the game:
            C. Hay algunas reglas para este juego: no se puede decir en voz alta la palabra que está en la tarjeta y no pueden usar nombres de marcas famosas (como iPhone, Android, etc) 

3. Have students continue practicing.


Ask students the following questions to finish the lab: 

¿Qué tipo de tecnología usas todos los días?

¿Qué tecnología nunca usas?

¿Qué problemas encuentras con la tecnología?

End of lab:

• Read Can-Do statements once more and have students evaluate their confidence. 
(Use thumbs up/thumbs down or download our student cards.) 
• Encourage students to be honest in their self-evaluation.
• Pay attention, and try to use feedback for future labs!

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can describe and discuss popular technology or forms of social media
  • I can brainstorm a resolution to problems 
  • I can access information about technology and cars in the target culture

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