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Morality - Displaying text to generate learner debate

Uploaded by Paul B, British Council Barcelona (Spain)


This clip shows the IWB being used to display a series of case studies to generate discussion among learners as to which study describes the most anti-social situation. The learners (aged 15-16) are expected to use language for turn-taking to practice for part 3 of the Cambridge First Certificate speaking paper. Learners are then required to annotate over the flipchart to indicate their decision and move the text up or down to demonstrate their choice.



Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: Spanish

Age range: 15+

Language level: B2 - Upper Intermediate

Educational context: Secondary Education

IWB Features: Writing/pen tool (inc. handwriting recognition)

Teaching methods: Pairwork

Language area: Speaking

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

In this clip, the IWB shows the learners some situations and they have to decide what they would do in those situations. This isn't a particularly special feature of the IWB but, as with some of the other clips, I like the fact that it's possible to annotate over typed text and save the flipcharts. I think before the only thing that let you do that was with OHTs and OHT pens, which I used to do before using the IWB. It's much easier and you don't end up with hundreds of folders. At the same time, in the classroom, you don't need to fumble about with the overhead projector or getting it in focus so it's much easier to maintain the pace and level of motivation in the class. 

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