There is a wealth of research to suggest that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of student academic achievement across all curriculum areas. Experts agree that vocabulary development is an attainable goal. If given the opportunity to receive effective vocabulary instruction, most students can acquire vocabulary at rates that will improve their comprehension and also their chances for success in school. Technology is an effective and engaging tool that can be used to improe vocabulary acquisition for all learners and engage them in the learning process. Google Presentation offers some features that make it an attractive tool for a lesson in which students work collaboratively to construct knowledge about vocabulary by creating vocabulary cards.
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Students work in groups of three. Each group works on a copy of the template that has been shared with members of the group. Each student within the group has a job to do.
Jobs: Click on the images to jump to a page with tutorials and resources
Finds and inserts a video to illustrate the term using the handy feature that lets users preview and insert YouTube videos without leaving the presentation.
Use dictionary tools to compose a definition.
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After students create the vocabulary card, they use the animations feature available in Google Presentation to turn their cards into a Quiz Card for review and practice when studying the terms
You must be logged in to a Gmail account to copy and use this template.