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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 5: Using tags to highlight vocabulary and link to example stories

Aim: Help students process meaning by creating stories based on keywords

Moodle modules: Block and Blog

Extra programs: None

Ease of setup: *

There's nothing like telling a story to make language come alive. The context endows the words with more meaning, makes them easier to remember, and makes the whole process of language learning more enjoyable.

One way of doing this in face-to-face classes is for students to take a word or a group of words and create a short story from them. This Moodle activity does the same thing. It has the advantage that the stories are available to be viewed by the other students in the class. Also, in the variation we're about to create, we'll ...

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