📱German Level 3, Activity 09: Soziale Medien und Technologie / Social Media and Technology (Online)

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Description: Students will practice exchanging opinions on certain topics related to social media and technology.

Semantic Topics: Social Media, Soziale Medien, Technology, Technologie,  Video Games, Videospiele, Preference,  Präferenz, Superlatives, Superlative.

Products:  Technology Cards,  Technologiekarten.

Practices:  Technology use in today’s world discussed in German.  Technologieeinsatz in der heutigen Welt auf Deutsch diskutiert.

Perspectives: The value and the problems that come with using modern technology.  Der Wert und die Probleme, die mit der Verwendung moderner Technologie einhergehen.

NCSSFL-ACTFL 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 written and spoken language on a variety of topics.

Idaho State Content Standards:

  • Objective: COMM 1.1 Interact and negotiate meaning (spoken, signed, written conversation) to share information, reactions, feelings, and opinions.
  • Objective: 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 talk about technology.
  • I can talk about a movie or television show that I like.
  • I can give my opinion and explain why I think this way about a topic.

Materials Needed:


1. Discuss the Can-Do Statements with the students

2. Ask the students the following questions:

Stellen Sie den Schülern die folgenden Fragen:

  • Welche sozialen Netzwerke hast du? (Which social media do you have?)
  • Welche Technik nutzt du? (What kinds of technology do you use?)
  • Magst du lieber Apple oder Android? (Do you like Apple or Android more?)

Main Activity

Students must explain their stance on each topic.

Die Schüler müssen ihre Haltung zu jedem Thema erklären.


1. Ask the students whether they agree or disagree with the following statements:

Fragen Sie die Schüler, ob sie den folgenden Aussagen zustimmen oder nicht zustimmen:


  • Soziale Netzwerke kann man süchtig machen. (Social media can be addictive.)
  • Roboter werden uns helfen. (Robots will help us.)
  • Elektrische Autos sind Besser als Normaler Autos. (Electric cars are better than normal cars.)
  • Mögt ihr lieber Laptops oder PCs? (Do you like laptops or PCs better?)
  • Wie viele Zeit verbringt ihr jeden Tag auf dem Handy? (How much time do you spend on your phone every day?)
  • Welches Filmgenre ist besser? Komödie, Horror, Drama, Aktion. (Which film genre is better? Comedy, horror, drama, or action?)


Ask the students the following questions:

  • Was macht ihr lieber, Fernsehen oder Bücher lesen? (What do you prefer to do, watch T.V. or read books?)
  • Welches Videospiel ist besser? Wii, Playstation, X-Box, oder Nintendo Switch. (Which video game is better? Wii, Playstation, X-Box, or Nintendo Switch.)
  • Was seid eure Lieblingsfilme oder TV shows? (What are your favorite T.V shows?)

End of Activity:

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

NCSSFL-ACTFL Can-Do Statements:

  • I can talk about technology.
  • I can talk about a movie or television show that I like.
  • I can give my opinion and explain why I think this way about a topic.

Cultural Resources

Here is an ARD video about how social media influences us in German.

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