Ideas for Applying the Edulinc Courseware (from Stage 2)
Ideas for using the courseware from Stage 2 participants. (Refer to the original "Ideas for Applying" glossary In Stage 2 to see who the contributor was.)
Choice activity empowers students to have more fun communicating with each other
The choice activity is a good tool and a fun way to engage students, especially those who are less vocal or don't have enough vocabulary to express themselves, to voice their ideas in the area of needs assessment and giving opinion on certain topics. Students' interests and opinions can easily be revealed in a quick and efficient way, which adds to the fun of understanding each others' different thinking. Other follow-up skill building activities can then be designed.
extra practice for low level students
Adding pronunciation and phonics exercises would help low level students to practice vocabulary and reading
limit SCORM activities
I only show the students SCORM activities that were previously discussed about in class in order that they do not get lost on a busy web page.
Having low level readers focus only on the first several exercises in a scorm activity helps build their vocabulary without being overwhelmed. It is also helpful to have volunteers in the lab to give one on one reading assistance as needed. When LINC 1 becomes available online I am hoping to import content as I use both LINC 1 and 2 for my class.
I hope to be able to customize the SCORMs to be able to use in a lower multi-level class.
I hope to use SCORM activities as enrichment opportunities for higher level students.
A wide variety of learning activities can be done from one single news story. As a listening activity, this can be linked to the external stories itself or the teacher can clip it using Audacity. Students are able to listen to the story as many times as they want. Questions can be general, comprehension or more detailed.
Follow this with a reading of the news story (through an external link). Questions from this can mirror that of the listening. A writing activity can follow (as a forum or blog or wiki on Moodle) to surmise the student's response to the new story. This would work for a variety of levels depending on the new story itself.
For the lower levels, pictures that are used for selecting a theme could be used for making a questionnaire.
Add a quiz for students to answer about the web links provided in the scorm activities.
Create link to a Quizlet set for each SCORM in order to give students the opportunity to practice meaning and spelling.