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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.


      1. 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.


  1. 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?


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