Games · TEOG · Vocabulary

EXPLANATION

A fun and interactive hands-on activity for students to learn while matching the pictures. Although getting prepared might be a little troublesome and needs a remarkable amount of time, if will be worth it at the end. Students usually have problems in computer parts’ Turkish names too, so with this activity they will be able visualise the parts and their names.

ATTENTION: During this game you will need a smartboard that you can stick you magnet-glued computer parts. If you don’t have one, you can use glue pads (removable adhesives) on a dashboard that you can hang around the class.

(Download links below)

AIM OF THE GAME

  • Students will be able to identify the parts of computer
  • Interactive teaching for permanent learning

 

PREPARATION INSTRUCTIONS

  • First you need to print out the two computer parts pictures and their name tags in A3 size.
  • Cut out each picture and name tag.
  • You need to laminate all the pictures and name tags.
  • Now you need to cut out the pictures and name tags again. Be careful not to cut so close to the air space near the paper in order for it to last longer.
  • When all of pictures and name tags are ready, cut little square refrigerator magnets to glue to their backs.

(PS 1: You can use the restaurant advertisements; they are perfect for their thinness.)

  • If you want you can sort them as pictures and name tags in order to be more organized and save time.

 

HOW TO PLAY

  1. Game Rules
  • Each student only has 1 piece either a name tag or a picture to stick on the board.
  • While 1 student is on the board others should be quiet and not distract their friends.
  • Students should wait to stand up and go to the board till the previous student passes by her/him.

 

  1. The Game

Actually with the same materials you can play different games like with groups, pairs, girls-boys, one on one etc.

  • Before beginning the game you can show your students a video to make sure they have chance to review. I can suggest you a good video for this. Although it is in cartoon format students still love it.

(PS 2: The videos are also included in the file below for you to download in case you are having troubles about internet connection at your school.)

(PS 3: In the video there is also a UPS which is not included in TEOG word list, but your students may want to learn it. It’s meaning: Uninterruptable Power Supply)

  • When you are ready with you materials and such,

(PS 4: There are some extra words like hardware, software and screen. Screen may not stick to the lamination for my case it didn’t, so you may not use it. And hardware software words, I used them to explain the basic knowledge to my students and I said what we are going to play is about hardware not software. So these two words were on the board all the time and we played below hardware.)

 

  • First Game:
  1. First from the attendance sheet read your students’ names one by one and tell them to come to your desk and give each of them a piece randomly.

(PS 4: Number of the pieces may not be equal to your students so you may exclude some students according to their general behaviours in the class or ask for some to help you with the records, times or the lists.)

  1. Then tell the picture holders to stand up in order for them to see each other, after that tell the name tag holders to stand up.
  1. Before beginning the game you should remind the class that they only have 2 minutes to come to the class and put the pictures and the name tags in the right order.
  1. Start the timer and shout “START”
  1. You can also let them to correct their mistakes for the last 30 seconds.
  1. After they are finished go to the board and see if they have any mistakes, if yes correct them for them.
  1. Check the timer how long did it take to finish for them.

 

  • Second Game
  1. Divide the class into 2 groups as girls and boys.
  1. Put all the pieces on a table in front of the board, but there should be enough space for students to move freely.
  1. Select who is going to be the first to go.
  1. Set the stopwatch for each group before they start.
  1. Then start the game to see which group will be faster. Don’t forget you cant give any instruction to them. They need to figure it out, like “we should put the pictures first” or “first person the picture next person will put the name tag” etc.
  1. While each group is competing, when there is a student on the board others should be seated and quiet.
  1. After both groups are finished, check their times to see who was faster. Don’t forget to write the scores on a paper to use it later.

 

  • Third Game
  1. Divide the class in to groups as how many rows are there.
  2. Same rules apply here but this time more than 2 groups and they are shuffled.
  1. Use stopwatch to keep the times for each group.
  1. While each group is competing, when there is a student on the board others should be seated and quiet.
  1. After all groups are finished, check their times to see who was faster. Don’t forget to write the scores on a paper to use it later.

 

  • Forth Game
  1. This time you can use pairs or one on one. You can even ask the class if there are any challengers.
  1. When your contestants are ready start the stopwatch and wait for the results.
  1. If there are any students who want to challenge you, it would be fun to accept that!
  1. After everyone is finished, check their times to see who was faster. Don’t forget to write the scores on a paper to use it later.

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