Tag Archives: connectedclassroom

Skyscraper Parcours

Level: Kids of all levels Location: Connected classroom Aim: Better classroom management Game: Skyscraper Parcours Flight was a successful blog post and gave us an all a way to give our learners an incentive to work competitively on what was before boring coursebook exercises: What is the game? It’s quite simple really.  You control a man’s jumps as he [...]

The All Knowing Akinator

Level: Intermediate Location: Connected Classroom Skills Focus: reading/ answering questions Language focus: Short answers Game: Akinator If you have ever played twenty questions with the names of famous people you will like this game. Pre-play Ask each learner to think of the name of a famous person and write it down.  They should keep it a secret. Choose a [...]

Monkey Madness Speaking Activity

Level: Pre-intermediate Location: Connected Classroom Skills Focus: Speaking Language focus: In-game vocabulary Game: Monkey Go Happy In my experience I’ve found that young language learners can assimilate and produce language above their level if they have an incentive to do so. Many times forms of digital play provide this incentive and learners can respond both to the challenge of [...]

Vortex Point 2

Level: Pre-intermediate – Upper Intermediate Location: Connected Classroom Skills Focus: Reading and Speaking/ writing Language focus:  In-game language Game: Vortex Point 2 This is the second part of Vortex Point, a game and lesson plan we blogged before the summer.  Follow that link to check out how we used this game in a connected classroom.  We chose to return to [...]

Sveerz

Level: Beginners Location: Connected Classroom Skills Focus: Speaking Language Focus: Colours (blue, red, green, yellow) Game: Sveerz This is an easy to play and simple game that’s starts beginners out with just four colours and makes an early introduction to colours in English a fun but challenging process.  Enter your name and choose which version [...]

Reading, Reasoning and Writing

Level: Pre-intermediate – Upper Intermediate Location: Connected Classroom Skills Focus: Reading and Speaking/ writing Language focus:  In-game language Game: Vortex Point I Like this game because it is fun and has written text in it in the form of the in-game characters speech bubbles.  This text moves along only when you are ready and click with a mouse.  This [...]

Disney Top Trumps

Level: Pre-intermediate Location: Connected Classroom Skills Focus: Speaking Language focus:  Comparatives and superlatives Game: Disney Top Trumps This is Disney’s online version of the popular Top Trumps game which is great fun for practicing comparatives and superlatives. Preparation Present  and practice comparative and superlative forms. Pre-play Learners draw a table in their notebook consisting of four columns.  They label [...]

The Idiot Test

Level: Beginners Location: Connected Classroom with an IWB Skills Focus: Reading Language focus:  Colours, shapes & basic vocabulary Game: The Idiot Test This is a great game to have on an interactive whiteboard for fast finishers.  Learners can take it in turns to see who can get furthest through the game before making a mistake and having to start [...]

Music Box Of Life

Level: Pre-intermediate Location: Connected Classroom Skills Focus: Writing Language focus:  There is / There are some/n’t any Game: Music Box of Life This is a nice spot the difference game.  Nice for two reasons.  One, that there is no time limit so learners have time to look, talk and write.  Two, that as you find the differences and [...]

Scan The Scale of The Universe

Level: Intermediate+ Location: Connected classroom Skills Focus: Reading Language focus:  Question forms Game:  The Scale of The Universe This interactive guide allows you to zoom in from the edge of the known universe right down through to the smallest thing known (quantum foam) while looking at a few things along the way and in between. Preparation None.  Pre [...]