Activity

Using Dominoes in Teaching

Ahmed Gebaly

Ahmed Gebaly

It is a rapid and easy game that can be used to teach different concepts.

ACTIVITY PURPOSE

To help students learn verb conjugation in languages such as Arabic, Spanish, French, Italian, English, etc. This activity can also be adapted to teach discipline-specific content, see adaptations section. In addition, it allows students to cooperate and solve problems.

USEFUL FOR

Learning verb conjugation through play, new vocabulary, and for sharing knowledge.

PREPARATION

For face-to-face teaching, the teacher needs to make tables with words in Microsoft word and cut them. For online teaching, cards can be made using a collaborative whiteboard platform such as miro.com.

INSTRUCTIONS

For face-to-face teaching, the teacher needs to create a two-column table in Microsoft Word, with pronouns in the left column (in Arabic) or the right column (in English). The conjugated verbs will be placed in the other column. The suitable conjugated form should be in the following row, and the last verb will be in the first row. The document needs to be printed and individual ‘dominos’ cut out.

If using this activity in an online class, the teacher could use a collaborative whiteboard platform such as miro.com.

Click here to see picture examples.

DURATION

It could take 20 minutes of preparation from the teacher and takes approximately 10 minutes to play.

ADAPTATIONS AND EXAMPLES

This activity can also be applied in other disciplines. For example, it can be used in social sciences by putting a picture on one side and a name or a definition on the other side. It can also be used in mathematics, where the result is on the side and the mathematical problem on the other side.

TECHNICAL REQUIREMENTS

Collaborative whiteboard platform and breakout rooms, if taught in large classes online.

USEFUL RESOURCES

N/A

ABOUT

  • Educator prep: None
  • Student prep: None
  • Synchronous
  • On-screen annotation, Shared online space
  • Duration: 5-30 mins

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