e-Lesson Activities and Games to make your classes more engaging! Teaching online can become really boring, especially for the student.
Speaking is the main interaction students and teachers have. But that does not mean you cannot make the lesson more engaging and fun!
Try the following activities and games and your students will adore you.
Can you guess what I see, is a fun active game to play with your online students.
Then it is your turn.
Student: It is made out of wood and you can sit on it.
Teacher: Is it a chair? (1st Guess)
Student: No. It is like a chair but it has no back.
Teacher: A stool. (2nd Guess)
Now your student has to get up from his/her chair and do an action.
Then it is your turn to describe an object.
We have 10 seconds to answer the question. If not, then you have to do an action. (The player must decide the action.)
Expressions to use:
Take turns saying something about the object. Each player will get 1 point for every answer The one that has the least points has to do an action.
A fun activity that is mostly made so that students get excited about the lesson and practice some speaking. Accuracy is not the objective of this activity.
How to play
Begin a story. While saying the story you can pause by shouting “aaand boom” and do a gesture with your hand in front of the camera at your opponent. Your opponent has to hide so you do not “get” him. If you get him, he has to continue the story. If not then you have to continue.
The story can be about:
It would be best to prepare a story before the lesson begins.
Find on the internet five to ten pictures and tell your students a story using all of the pictures. – Try to make it as fun as you can with some surprising elements.
After that, have a look at the pictures together and ask them to find all the verbs that could be used in relation to those pictures.
A great way to practice the past tenses is to ask your students to form the past tense of each verb and make a sentence before either individually, or as a team come up with a story involving all of the pictures.
You can also allow them to search on the internet to change or add a photograph in the story.