The iPads are coming! The iPads are coming! I’ve been madly researching suitable iPad apps and techniques ever since I signed up to borrow a set of 15 to use with my core French classes. It’s a bit daunting to consider how to best use the brief 30 minutes a day with each class and still manage to coordinate partners, safety, appropriate use policies, and lessons, on top of curriculum. In fact, this is a struggle without the iPads. My hope is that the iPads will breathe new life into these rushed and boisterous classes. I teach a triple split of grade 4, 5, & 6 with 32 students in the very last 30 minute period before busses whisk them home.
The bundle of joy is coming tomorrow and I will configure them for Tuesday deployment after the Easter long weekend. I compiled a list of plausible FSL activities with an emphasis on cooperative and oral rich opportunities for practise and assessment. Once I have tried a few, I will have to report back on my findings. Here is a list of what I have so far:
French as a Second Language Class Learning Activities involving iPads
Activities are listed in alphabetical order in the format
strand: description; adaptation or extension
Adobe Voice – Show Your Story by Adobe [ https://appsto.re/ca/7vp0Y.i ]https://appsto.re/ca/7vp0Y.i[ fcp://@rainbowschools.ca,%231015407/Mailbox/Link to App Store/ca/7vp0Y.i ]
speaking, listening, reading, writing: students record their voices and insert pictures and text to complement their message; pass the iPad around and have different students add a slide in their turn.
Listening, reading: students watch the French video of the week and answer the quiz questions together; they may take a screen shot of the quiz results and submit this to the teacher.
Listening, writing: students take turns trying to spell the words they hear and then review the words they studied; play in teams or partners; two play modes.
Reading, writing: students write a scrambled sentence using text boxes with each word on its own page and airdrop the file to another group who will put the words in the correct order; students can embellish the text, then record themselves saying the sentence, add images to convey the meaning and share with the class.
4 Images: Quel est le mot en Français? by Second Gear Games [ https://appsto.re/ca/atO3K.i ]https://appsto.re/ca/atO3K.i[ fcp://@rainbowschools.ca,%231015407/Mailbox/Link to App in App Store3K.i ]
speaking, reading, writing: students work in teams to correctly spell mystery words to earn points
Speaking, listening, reading: practice target vocabulary with a partner.
speaking, listening: students record their own voices having conversations with a partner
Speaking, listening: students record themselves asking a video question and the next students record a response.
Speak & Translate
speaking, reading: students speak or read French into the translator to see if their pronounciation is accepted correctly by the computer.
Speaking, reading, writing: students take a photo of their work and record themselves reading the contents; students add their voices to describe a selected background image.
Reading: students on teams take turns competing the word families using the letters provided to earn points for their team; provide access to the Internet on another tablet at the same time so teams can search for answers in the dictionary
Do you have any to add?