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Food: using hide and reveal to recap vocabulary

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)


This video clip took place in the context of a lesson on learning different food vocabulary in Welsh. This extract is from the first activity of the lesson where the teacher revises previously learnt food vocabulary before introducing new vocabulary. The teacher used the hide and reveal tool to conceal images of different foods and the learners were required to identify the food in Welsh using the correct pronunciation. Once the image was correctly identified the teacher used the pen tool to write the answer below the image. 

[The teacher is using Smart software on a Promethean IWB.]





Target language: Welsh

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 7+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Hide & Reveal, Image, Writing/pen tool (inc. handwriting recognition)

Teaching methods: Whole class questioning

Language area: Pronunciation, Vocabulary, Writing

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

It allowed children to recognise particular pictures of food and then identify Welsh vocabulary associated with it.  Each child was able to participate in the task and demonstrate their understanding of what they were required to do through their answers that were given.  I also demonstrated how to write the name of the food underneath using the IWB pen to consolidate their understanding of how to write the vocabulary. 

It also formed an assessment method in order to recognise those children who were unsure of the particular vocabulary.  The use of IWB also allowed the children to develop skills in working as a team as they were required ... to co-operate successfully with each other.

The use of the IWB enabled them to all participate actively within the extract, and demonstrated their understanding of prior learning and introduces them to new sentence patterns.  It provided children with a focus and they remained engaged in their learning.

They were expected to recognise how this function would allow them to see small areas of the picture and then use this to recognise the welsh vocabulary for those particular foods.



Learner comments

It’s interesting because you get to learn new things on there.

It’s got like pretty displays on it and stuff. 

You can’t go on the Internet on that board (normal board)

You can use the lots of games on there. 

Otherwise if we didn’t have that people would be crowding around the computer and not everyone would be able to see. At least everybody in the class can see that and we can sit at our desks and see it aswell.

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