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.)

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Cooperative Student Created Glossary

I think that a student generated group glossary to demonstrate their understanding of concepts in a subject is a great way to have the students take control of their learning.

Creating a Glossary

Adding a glossary that not only has the written definition of the word but a visual and even audio can be really helpful for literacy and lower level students when they refer to the glossary for help. For example, for the alphabet - the written letter A. Include a sentence like "Aa is for apple with a picture of an A and an Apple with audio of how the consonant sounds with spoken sentence:                                                                       "Aa."  "Aa is for apple." Then Bb etc...

For higher levels, a fun activity is to have the students create the glossary.  Provide the important words that should be included in the glossary with three very believable definitions of each word - two false and one true.  Students have to learn the words and choose the correct definition and then add it to the glossary. This could be done collaboratively, in pairs, or students could be assigned their own word. When they are ready they can post their word with the real definition to a glossary forum. 


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