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Weather: using keyboard tool to type sentence and save work

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)


This video clip took place in the context of learning the vocabulary for different types of weather. In this clip the learner was presenting their own drawing of their favourite weather that they had created the day before on the IWB using a particular program. The learner used the keyboard tool to write the full sentence to accompany her drawing and saved a copy of the drawing. The other learners were given mini [handheld] wipeclean whiteboards to draw their favourite weather whilst the individual learner was at the IWB.    .  uses theuses




Target language: English

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 5+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Content marking, Image

Teaching methods: Individual activity at IWB

Language area: Spelling

IWB board used: SMART Board

Teacher comment

Children had previously created weather pictures using Painter tool and we were able to revisit these pictures to develop children’s Welsh vocabulary.

The child in this clip was able to demonstrate typing skills and her knowledge of welsh sentence structures to produce a sentence about her picture.

I used the IWB in this extract to build on an activity that had previously been done as part of our topic on weather ... children had previously created weather pictures using Painter tool and we were able to revisit these pictures to develop children’s Welsh vocabulary. 

We introduced typing skills to those more able children and decided to extend the learners from speaking and reading welsh words and phrases to attempt to write a sentence using the keyboard tool. 

It enabled the learner to practice her typing skills and the other children were reading as she was typing to develop the children’s reading skills.   

Learner comments

When asked what the learners enjoyed about using the IWB during their lesson the learners responded:

         Learner 1:Because I liked making my picture. I [drew] it with [the interactive] whiteboard.''

         Learner 2: Yeah with her finger.

               Learner 3: I like it when the teacher teaches us new sounds on the IWB.


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