How to create language lessons in Google Classroom – 6 creative examples
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How to create language lessons in Google Classroom – 6 creative examples


Hi there! I’m Lucie from BookWidgets and in this EdTech
school episode, I’m going to show you how you can create amazing language lessons right
inside Google Classroom. Let’s dive in right away! All the examples I’m about to show are made
with BookWidgets, that integrates in Google classroom. If you want to make them in Google Classroom,
you have to make sure to install the BookWidgets Chrome plugin before you get started. I’ll share some useful links in the description below. The first example is a visual quiz that gets
automatically graded. As a language teacher, you give a lot of Google
classroom assignments. These can be quizzes and worksheets. BookWidgets has lots of questions that get
automatically graded and that are visually much more appealing than to just use a standard paper worksheet. Check out this quiz, made with 100% automatically
graded questions. BookWidgets quizzes have lots of extra options
that are perfect for teaching languages. Add audio and video for listening exercises
and text and images for reading. The second lesson example is made with a Split
Whiteboard and can serve for fun reading comprehension exercises. This widget is just perfect for listening
and reading exercises. Include a text students have to read on the
one side and let them draw things on the other side. You can even include audio fragments, video
and images inside your text and a background image on your whiteboard like in the example. Create Crossword puzzles to teach vocabulary
in Google Classroom. Crossword puzzles are kind of made for language
teachers. They have many possibilities as languages
have so many words to learn. Most of the time, a Crossword puzzle is used
as a classical translation exercise, but there are many other possibilities. Every foreign language has: idioms, synonyms,
antonyms, proverbs, vocabulary descriptions or meanings, and much more! Create flashcards to practice pronunciation. Flash cards can be used for many purposes. Mostly they are used to study and practice
vocabulary and definitions. But there are a few other things you can do
with them. Since, you can add audio to your flash cards
in BookWidgets, you can use them to practice pronunciation. Here’s an extra tip: Use flashcards as a
listening exercise! Just add audio to your card, and write down
a question about the audio fragment students have to answer. You can give students the answer to the question
on the back of the card. Create random wheels to engage speaking and
writing. The randomness widget can have many purposes. You’ll see that the example focuses on speaking
or writing, but it can also be used for practising grammar structures and vocabulary. Students have to spin the wheels and write
a story about the images that will pop up. For a speaking exercise, you just let them
tell you the story. Let students Spot the differences between
languages. Use this widget when students are learning
more than 2 languages. You would want them to distinguish vocabulary
from both languages. They will see the differences, but also the
similarities between the languages. If you want them to translate words from their
mother tongue into a foreign language, this exercise is suited as well. The exercise is a perfect example of combining
visuals with text, because it’s one of the most common effective learning strategies. So that’s it! I hope these language lesson examples gave
you some new ideas. If so, hit that like button and don’t forget
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