How we started
The first part of this project was an implementation of ‘One coin, Two sides – The Art of Debating‘. It is about a healthy lifestyle that we continued with the importance of sport. During this project, students read about our European sports heritage. Because these are fully authentic texts, a strong B1 English language knowledge is required.
In the collection of European sports heritage, there are 4 articles, so students form 4 groups. They use Trello as the platform of collaboration. They have to decide who is responsible for certain tasks, such as grammar and spelling, registering and due dates.
The main task is to read the articles, collect important and/or useful words, expression, information that they can use to create flashcards. They can create English-English, English-native language or English-picture combinations. They use Quizlet to create the cards.
The final step of the process is to import the Quizlet cards to the deck. toys. Students have to create a game that their classmates will play and learn about their topic.
After creating the games, students play with all of them. First, they have to learn the information on the cards then play the game based on these. This takes quite a lot of time but it’s really worth it. If students take it seriously, they can learn a lot.
In this project, there are mainly formative assessments. During the last 2 lessons, students are tested through a Quizizz quiz where there are the most important/interesting words and expressions from their games.
A Mentimeter survey is used to ask students how they felt during the project. What was easy, what they liked.
The final step is to write a composition about a healthy lifestyle and sport. So they have to use all the information from the implementation mentioned above and from this learning scenario. They get a booklet that guides them through the task.
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The featured image used to illustrate this article has been found on Europeana Collections and belongs to the public domain.