Clothing: using drag and drop to dress charactersUploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)
This activity is taken from the context of a lesson learning the vocabulary for different items of clothing in Welsh. In this activity the whole class were required to read the short paragraph in the speech bubble about what items of clothing, including the colour, the character was wearing. The teacher broke the sentence down into sections and asked the learners to translate each item of clothing and colour. Once the item of clothing had been correctly identified one learner was selected to drag the item of clothing into the correct place on the character.
Target language: Welsh
Resource language: English
Native language of learners: English
Age range: 6+
Language level: A1 - beginner
Educational context: Primary Education
IWB Features: Drag & drop, Image
Teaching methods: Whole class instruction, Individual activity at IWB
Language area: Reading
IWB board used: SMART Board
I decided to use the IWB as a fun way to develop children’s reading skills where all children could contribute and they could all obviously see it. Rather than using a text or a book, it was very visual for them.
The IWB helped the children to develop their reading skills in an interesting way. As a teacher it allowed me to assess the children’s understanding of the vocabulary and the key sentence patterns.
The majority of tools and features can be used to contribute to language acquisition. I often use the spotlight as an engaged tool, the rub and reveal, drag and drop to name a few.
[The interactive whiteboard] is more useful because you can touch the board and on a computer you can't; you have to use the mouse.
I like how it lets you make different, shorter activities on it like work that you have to print out and I like the way the activities are made.
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