Games, games…

13-Jan-2010

MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

Students love games; however teachers are usually afraid that a lesson will end up with students just having fun and not learning anything. Gwap.com offers your students a wide range of games which will help them to recycle and extend their vocabulary. On Gwap.com you can find lots of games that are fun but at the same time have an educational background. Among the games your students could play are:

ESP Games where you and a partner see the same image and each of you must guess what words your partner is typing.

Tag a Tune is a game where you and a partner hear a tune and must describe it. Based on the descriptions, you have to figure out if you are both listening to the same tune.

Squigl shows you the same image and word. You need to hold down the mouse and trace the object described by the word. You get points for matching your partner’s trace.

There are a few other games you might want to use in your class just go to Gwap.com and choose the one you like best.

How to use them:

The games could easily be used as individual or pair work in a computer lab or as a whole class activity on a data projector or interactive whiteboard.

They could serve as a warm up or filler activity.

You could send your students links to the games using Web Links on MEC so they could try them for homework.

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