Activities

Crossword Puzzles
CrissCross Non-Interactive - In this activity students must first print out the page.  Then using a pen or pencil and the clues at the bottom of the page, students complete a criss-cross puzzle.
Interactive - In this example students are shown a crossword puzzle.  Clicking on the numbers on the puzzle will reveal the clue (which are also displayed at the bottom of the page).  Students then type in the letters for each answer.  If they are stuck they can click on the hint button which will reveal the next letter.  At the end of the activity they can click on the "check answer" button.  All incorrect letters will be removed.   (The activity shown is rather long.  Shorter exercises can be created.)

Flashcards

Interactive - In this activity students are shown a word (either in Spanish or English according to the students preference).  They have to type in the correct translation.  They may if they wish review only those words they missed or all words until they wish to finish the exercise.
Non-Interactive - In this Quiaź activity students are shown flashcards that resemble 5" x 8" cards.  Once again they have the option of discarding known cards.  They also have the option of testing Spanish or English.  There is a non-Java option available, but it is much less graphic.

Hidden Words
Interactive - In this Quia activity students are shown a grid of hidden words.  They must utilize their mouse to find the hidden words.  There is a variation to the presentation of the hidden words.   The most difficult configuration is hidden words in Spanish and clue words in English. This is the example that is shown. Students may at any time click on solutions button to receive the solution for the entire activity.
Non-Interactive - In this activity students must first print out the page.  Using a pen or pencil they then must find the hidden words.  The list of words may be shown in Spanish or in the more difficult case in English with in both cases the hidden words being in Spanish.  A solution page is given.
Non-Interactive with Secret Phrase - In this activity students must first print out the page.  Using a pen or pencil they must find the hidden words.  The list of words may be shown in Spanish or in the more difficult case in English with in both cases the hidden words being in Spanish.  After they have completed the exercise a hidden phrase is shown. 

Jumbled Words

Interactive - In this activity student unscramble words.  Then they use designated letters from the unscrambled words to unscramble a secret word. 
Interactive Quia - In this Quiaź activity students are shown scrambled a scrambled Spanish and English word.  The students must unscramble both words.  A progress bar is shown.
Non-Interactive with Secret Word - In this activity students must first print out the activity.  Using a pen or pencil they then unscramble Spanish words.  Using designated letters they then solve a secret word using a clue.

Matching
Matching Clicking - In this Quiaź activity students are shown 16 cards laid out in a 4 x 4 grid.  Students must click on cards that match.  In this case it would be the Spanish word and its English translation (or visa versa). 
Matching Dragging - In this activity students "drag" a word from the column on the right to the matching word on the column on the left.  After completing the activity students click on a button.  All incorrect answers will be returned to the right column.  Students can continue the activity until they have correctly matched up all terms.
Matching One Picture - In this activity students are shown a picture and 10 vocabulary terms. They have to decide if the term has something in common with the picture.  They drag the terms to the center of the picture.  If it is correct the term will turn green and translate.  If they are wrong the term will turn red and translate.  In either case the original term is shown following the translated term.  This activity is not compatible with both browsers and is limited to 10 terms.
Matching Two Pictures - In this activity students are shown two pictures and 10 vocabulary terms.  The terms match one picture, but not the other.  The students have to drag the term to the center of the appropriate picture.   If they are correct the term will translate and move back to the bottom.  If it is incorrect the term will remain in place on the picture until it is moved to the correct picture.  This activity is not compatible with both browsers and is limited to 10 terms.
nuevo_md_wht.gif (3919 bytes)Matching Six Pictures:  Students are shown six pictures and one vocabulary word.  They have to drag the correct picture to the vocabulary word to continue the exercise.
Matching Typing - In this activity students type the letter from the right column that matches the correct numbered item in the left column.  After completing the activity students can check their answers.  All incorrect answers are removed.  Students can continue this activity until they correctly matched up all terms.
nuevo_md_wht.gif (3919 bytes)Matching - Choose a Word:  In this exercise the students are shown a picture.  They have to choose from among a list of words in order to proceed.

Reading Practice
Gloss Maker - This activity allows you to introduce new vocabulary words to a reading activity.  The new words are underlined.   When the words are clicked a definition appears in a box to the right.  This activity could also be combined with an exercise to create a reading quiz.
nuevo_md_wht.gif (3919 bytes)New Window Gloss Maker - In this activity students pass their mouse over new vocabulary words causing a new small window to open.  In this window is the definition of the word.  The window remains open for approximately 2 seconds, but a student can always go back.  After they can complete a simple activity with jumbled sentences.
Reading with Definitions:  In this activity students are shown a story one page at a time.  New words are listed at the bottom.   Students can hold their mouse in a box next to the new words to see the definition.

Timed Activity

Timed Activity - In this activity students are shown a list of 10 words.  They can select a speed for the game (slow, medium or fast).  They then start the activity.  A word in Spanish is shown and the students have to click on the corresponding English word from the list.   A running score is shown.  This activity has its limitations. This activity is limited to 10 words.  The words repeat themselves.  You cannot switch between Spanish and English. This is no end to the activity.  It does however build up the speed recognition for words.

Vocabulary Introduction with Pictures
Vocabulary Dragging - In this activity students are shown a representative picture of the group of vocabulary words.  (In this example which deal with sports they are shown a soccer ball to represent sports in general.)   They are also shown 10 vocabulary words in Spanish.  When they drag the terms to the center of the page they change color and go back to the pile.  However, the words have now translated (although the original Spanish also remains so that the students have feedback.)  The activity could be designed with English words giving Spanish translations.  This activity is not compatible with both browsers and is limited to 10 terms.
Vocabulary Flip Cards - In this example students click on a word and are shown a representative picture.
Vocabulary with Pictures:  In this example students scroll through pictures of animals.  Below the pictures is the word in Spanish and in English.
nuevo_md_wht.gif (3919 bytes)Vocabulary with Pictures and Sound: In this example students are shown words in Spanish.  They place their mouse over the words and are shown a picture of the word.  Then the students can click on the picture and hear the word pronounced.  You can use words instead of pictures (in other words show the word in English and then have the word shown in Spanish).

 

 

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