Photograph puzzle

06-Aug-2010

MEC Trainer, Joanna Trzmielewska, writes:

Teachers try to avoid puzzling students, but why not give them a puzzle to help?

On this website you can upload any picture you want, decide the size and make your own photograph puzzle. Once your puzzle is ready you will get a link that you can use to send your photograph puzzle to your students. Alternatively, you can use the code to put the puzzle on your class blog or page.

Please have a look at the photograph sample here.

How to use the photograph puzzle with students:

Revision activity: Choose a photograph that contains some vocabulary items you did during the last class and make a puzzle. Send a link to the puzzle using the Web Links option on MEC. Ask students to make the puzzle and name as many words as they can from the picture. Then, save the words in their Word Lists.

Next Class Activity: Choose a photograph and send a link to the puzzle to your students and ask them to predict the next lesson discussion topic.

Breaking the ice: At the beginning of the course, when you have new students ask them to make their own puzzle and send you the link using the Messages option on MEC. Next, you resend the links to students and they try to guess the name of the student who made it.

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