Foundation “Vidzemes inovaciju instruments” together with Karlda Uhisgumnaasium (Kardla Gymnasium), Siauliu "Sauletekio" gimnazija and Riga Estonian school has finished the development of an interactive learning platform “Language learning with innovation” to make studying process and learning English for grades 1 to 6 more exciting.
Our project allows teachers to attract main target groups, attention to its highest peak. How? Well, our target group is students from 1st to 6th grades and a lot of times they want to do something else than listen to the person who is talking in front of them in the class. By using our material - QR code based English language learning tool - teachers have a better chance of gaining students attention as this material is ICT, uses new technologies, students are allowed to use smartphones and its something new. By having everyones attention during class students will be better educated and will learn faster. The material consists from a word in native language which is then translated to English. The word is pronounced in English as an audio file. We have attach a photo to better show the word. Also, the word is included in a random sentence to better illustrate the use of the word. All of this info will be included in the QR code, which is scanned by the student or teacher. This tool allows teachers to adjust and improve their teaching methods.
The finished project can be found at www.qrwords.eu
Authors of project accent that interactive study materials let students achieve higher results in studying and the studying process itself becomes not only useful but also entertaining. Usage of interactive materials in studying process has become habitual way to study in many European and other countries.
Project “Language learning with innovation” of Erasmus+ is run by foundation “Vidzemes inovaciju instruments” and it’s financed by European Union. You can find out more about programme Erasmus+ by visiting State Education Development Agency’s home page www.viaa.gov.lv.