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Time: using the IWB visualiser to assess learner's work

Uploaded by Emily Hillier, Cardiff Metropolitan University (UK)


This video clip was taken from the context of a lesson learning to tell the time in Welsh.  Prior to the clip, the learners were required to work individually to match the English sentences with the Welsh sentences associated with time.  In the clip one learner volunteered to place their work under the visualiser for the whole class to compare their work with theirs.  The teacher took them through each sentence and used the pen and ruler tool to mark the work and to highlight the answers for the whole class.  The whole class were able to adjust their work according to the correct answers.



Target language: Welsh

Resource language: English

Native language of learners: English

Age range: 10+

Language level: A1 - beginner

Educational context: Primary Education

IWB Features: Content marking, Other

Teaching methods: Whole class discussion

Language area: Reading, Vocabulary

IWB board used: Promethean

Teacher comment

It was good to use the visualiser because it's something we can use straight away, it's quite easy and ready to use.

It was a lot better than doing it on the other board because I would have needed to write it all up. The pace of the lesson was better as I just showed [the work] straight away so that was a benefit of it.  

Children were able to see what was right and what was wrong and without making it really obvious for some people who get quite offended if you ... write all over their work. They were able to change it themselves which was nice because usually if you hand something in I'll mark it and there will be big red marks because it was incorrect.  

Learner comments

I like it [visualiser] because you can see everybody else's work that comes up ... [and] you can copy off it sometimes.

If you make a mistake in your workbook and you cross it out it doesn't look neat but on the IWB you can go back and do it again.

It was better to learn it than on a worksheet because everybody can see it and then it's better.

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