Learning objects Languages online: matching game maker

TLF ID M009715

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive matching game. In this game there are two columns, each containing six lines. To complete the game a player must drag lines to connect matching sets of text in each column. The game designer can type in their own text or include voice recordings in each column. Included are four files for students and teachers to download, a six-part information screen, and ten examples of matching games already created for Japanese, Mandarin, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish, French, and English.




Educational details

Educational value
  • This resource is a valuable tool for students, allowing them to make a simple but appealing interactive game while requiring them to identify useful statements, sentences, translations and questions and answers to include in it. Matching texts might include: the beginnings and endings of sentences; recordings and written texts of sentences; sounds and words; and statements in a target language and their English translations.
  • Although useful in a range of learning areas, this tool is particularly valuable for language learning. In Languages, it provides opportunities for students to match various communicative elements. In English, it provides opportunities to create multimodal texts using print and audio elements.
  • This tool helps to develop students' critical and creative thinking during planning and creation stages.
  • Supporting information is provided on topics such as planning and creating a good game (and saving and playing it) and technical issues. An assessment rubric for teachers is included, along with clip art and a guide to the codes used to add accented characters to the game.
Year level

5; 6; 7

Learning area
  • English
  • Languages other than English
  • Technologies

Other details

Contributors
  • Contributor
  • Name: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
  • Organization: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
  • Description: content provider
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.education.vic.gov.au
  • Copyright Holder
  • Name: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
  • Organization: State of Victoria (Department of Education and Early Childhood Devel
  • Address: VIC, AUSTRALIA
  • URL: http://www.education.vic.gov.au
  • Publisher
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organization: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Description: Publisher
  • Address: VIC
  • URL: http://www.esa.edu.au/
  • Resource metadata contributed by
  • Name: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Organisation: Education Services Australia Ltd
  • Address: AUSTRALIA
  • URL: www.esa.edu.au
Access profile
  • Unknown
Learning Resource Type
  • Interactive
Rights
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