Celebrating languages (…)
Here is another example of an engaging practice that, from a professional experience, fosters students’ SCHOOL ENGAGEMENT. By school engagement we mean students’ observable participation in school activities, sense of belonging to classmates and teachers, and valuing success in school-related goals.
It is implemented by: Teachers
It is directed at students aged: 12-14
Target group: Class-centred
Main subjects involved: Languages; ICT
ICT involvement: yes
Description of the practice: When celebrating languages and the process of learning them, students are invited to get involved in different activities. By using ICT, students develop all skills (reading, speaking, writing and listening): they create/write messages in different languages that are later transformed into QRCodes. These are placed in an exposition at school and everyone that wants to “crack” the code/message needs to use the mobile phone to find what the message is. After reading the message (or listening to it as it may be an audio recorded message), students find out if they have received a prize, which is relevant for the gamification approach of the activity.
Students are super excited to get involved in the skills that are connected to language learning, through this innovative practice.
Accessible to any student: yes
Meaningful participation for every student: yes
Why? Because all students have the chance to get involved with the messages, whereas short or long, simple or complex.
Support to the practice: yes, from external stakeholders.
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