Food: using drag and drop to match food labels with corresponding imagesUploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
This video clip took place in the context of learning food vocabulary. In this clip the teacher uses an Internet-based resource to illustrate different foods within a shop context. The learners were guided through different parts of the shop and individual learners volunteered to drag and drop the words to the associated image. In the first part of the clip all the foods were dairy products and in the latter part of the clip the teacher had introduced them to the vegetable section of the shop.
[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: Drag & drop, Image, Interactive objects, Sound
Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB
Language area: Listening/Viewing, Reading, Vocabulary
IWB board used: Promethean
This clip could provide children with a context suitable to the vocabulary which was the shop. All children in the focus group could interact with the IWB to aid their learning of the vocabulary taught through the lesson. It allowed children to recognise the names of particular foods in welsh and further their understanding by matching the words with the pictures.
The IWB provided the children with a visual stimulus and provided auditory sounds in order to develop their pronunciation and knowledge.
Children had to interact with a visual shop and recognise food vocabulary, reinforcing their understanding and their pronunciation. They had to develop their skills in using the IWB pen to drag and drop words to the associated picture.
I would encourage teachers to allow the children to have a wider opportunity to use it in order to develop their confidence and the skills you need to use the IWB. And obviously to model what you expect them to do and to obviously use a variety of tools to make it relevant to the nature of the task with the IWB.
It’s quite fun to use because it is quite big and you are allowed to go and touch it rather than using the mouse.
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 do more on the IWB than on the other one
You could click on the words and it said it.
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