Main subject: Languages
related subject: Languages
Duration: 20 minutes.
Age groups: Age 10, Age 11, Age 12
Submitted by: Pasi Kallio Finland
To improve on vocabulary of a new chapter of English
Implemented digital tools:
Tablets or mobile phones; www.socrative.com; everyone needs the app or the internet connection
Supported digital competence for student:
Elaboration of the competences:
word quiz enriches linguistic problem solving
The reservation of tablets; registration for all
Checking of homework; listening to the new chapter; listening and repeating of new words; reading the chapter aloud to a partner
Next, the class goes to the following URL address: www.socrative.com. On this page, the teacher has prepared a word quiz for them that is based on a specific chapter in their study books and utilises, for example, a word list from the chapter. There are ten words from English to Finnish and vice versa. Now the class either searches for the quiz with the site’s search engine–entering the quiz title into the search box–or copies the exact web address of the quiz either from the board or an online blog the teacher keeps for homework. This is done to ensure everyone can log in and thus take part in the quiz. Before filling the quiz, the class first takes part in the “Quick Question” feature to decide whether the quiz is done individually, in pairs, or in groups of 3-4 pupils. Based on the result, the quiz is then launched. Simultaneously, the teacher monitors the answers given by individual students using their own Socrative app.
Homework, or if there’s still time, some activities from the work book