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Moodle 1.9 for Second Language Teaching by Jeff Stanford

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Activity 6: Using polls to vote on the meaning of words

Aim: Focus students' attention on a keyword in a fun way

Moodle modules: Choice

Extra programs: Recording program (optional)

Ease of setup: *

If we turn language learning into fun, students often forget that they're learning. One way of doing that with Moodle is to use the Choice module. Students vote for a meaning of a word and can compare their answers to their peers'. It will work best if you get all your students involved. Let's take a look at two variations of this activity.

Variation 1: Defining a word

In this first variation, we get students to focus on a word that has been particularly difficult or we suspect will be difficult. Students will see the word and have to choose which definition ...

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