Beginners Workshop Agenda

The agenda below is a list of recommended activities to teach for all of the units if you are planning to run this workshop yourself. These plans are meant as suggestions for teacher developers and can be customized according to your students’ skill levels, interests, and goals for standards-based education. If you would like to teach a custom workshop, and need recommendations for a lesson plan, submit a request in our Forum.

Day One

DAY ONE: Communications

  • Welcome, Introductions and STARTALK logistics
  • Introductions on the Flip Camera
  • VoiceThread
  • Lunch
  • Uploading Videos to the Web
  • Blogger
  • Weebly

Day Two

DAY TWO: Culture

  • Finding Relevant Cultural Materials Online -OR- Trip to Gallery/Museum to Collect Materials with Flip Cameras and iPads
  • Lunch
  • Overview of Integration of Culture: Products, Practices and Perspectives
  • Sharing Cultural Materials with Pinterest
  • Open Lab

Day Three

DAY THREE: Connections

  • Recording Assignments in Vocaroo
  • Performance Tasks with RAFTs and RAPPs
  • Prezi or BrainShark Using RAFT/RAPP
  • Lunch
  • Glogster
  • TagGalaxy and Wordle
  • Open Lab

Day Four

DAY FOUR: Comparisons

  • Finding Realia on the Web
  • Taking Video on iPads
  • Lunch
  • Storing Files in DropBox
  • Windows Movie Maker
  • Open Lab

Day Five


  • Social Media for Language Communities
  • Jing
  • iPad Apps Showcase
  • Guest Speaker via Google Hangout
  • BrainShark
  • ToonDoo
  • Technology Tic-Tac-Toe
  • Participant Show and Tell
  • Certificate Ceremony