Oxford Picture Dictionary, Second Edition, Unit 1

Oxford Picture Dictionary, Second Edition, Unit 1 offers practical vocabulary-building skills for English Language learners. To begin, users first choose to view English or Spanish words. Next, users select from a set of words grouped together by category (e.g., school, time, colors). Categorized words and phrases are then presented to users, and users can tap a word or phrase to view a picture of it. When viewing the picture, users can choose to see the word in English if they had chosen the Spanish option, and vice versa, by tapping the option button at the bottom of the…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4.9
B. Design - 6.9
C. Engagement - 6.9

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A Picture Dictionary for English Language Learners!

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Oxford Picture Dictionary, Second Edition, Unit 1 offers practical vocabulary-building skills for English Language learners. To begin, users first choose to view English or Spanish words. Next, users select from a set of words grouped together by category (e.g., school, time, colors). Categorized words and phrases are then presented to users, and users can tap a word or phrase to view a picture of it. When viewing the picture, users can choose to see the word in English if they had chosen the Spanish option, and vice versa, by tapping the option button at the bottom of the screen. Lastly, users are able to bookmark specific words for future reference, or they can quickly search for words using the search tool found in the top-right corner of the app.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can use the Oxford Picture Dictionary app for a small group activity. First, students can be paired up and instructed to study a specific category of words or phrases. Students will then practice pronouncing words or phrases aloud to each other.
  2. Students can conduct interviews with classmates using the Oxford Picture Dictionary app. To do so, teachers first instruct students to ask their interviewee a specific number of questions. Then, for each question the student creates, the student must include a word or phrase found in this app.
  3. Teachers can create CLOZE passages for students to complete using words and phrases found in the Oxford Picture Dictionary app.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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