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Main subject: Languages
related subject: Languages
Duration: 40 minutes.
Age groups: Age 10, Age 11, Age 12
Submitted by: Elva Díana – Iceland

Learning objectives:

Students learn proverbs and phrases that are used in common conversation.

Implemented digital tools:

Quizlet.com, an iPad with Quizlet app, or a digital device with an internet connection.

Supported digital competence for student:

Information and data literacy, Communication and collaboration

Elaboration of the competences:

Information and data literacy by learning new phrases and proverbs. Communication and collaboration by working together live (one option) in Quizlet.

Preparation:

The teacher needs to sign up for an account on Quizlet.com. He also needs to make his own study set for the proverbs and phrases he is going to train in that lesson. (There is also an option for search in there and maybe someone already has made the study set you are aiming for or maybe one close to what you are thinking and you can then use it and adjust to you). When your study set is ready you copy the link and put it on Google classroom for your students. You can also send the link by email.

Implementation:

Students work for the first 10 minutes with flashcards. They swipe right if they know the answer but left if they have to study it better. When they have studied all the flashcards they can start again from the beginning. Next 10 minutes students work in learn and match mode. At the end they work in live mode in pairs. A question appears on the screen with only one of the pair but the answers are split between the two students’ screens. The students need to work together to find out which answer is right. Only the student, whose answer is on the screen, can push the answer. If the students make a wrong move everything starts from the beginning, but the answers and questions will not be in the same order this time. It is better for the students to take a little time to answer and work on the answers together rather than guess.

Conclusion:

The teacher can see which pairs are the first to finish. If they give one incorrect answer everything starts from the beginning and they lose time. In the next lesson the students will work more with these proverbs and phrases in a writing assignment.

Implemented needed devices:

An iPad or a digital device with an internet connection.