Here’s a quick lesson on Amazon’s new Dash Button that follows the structure of “Think, Pair, Square, Pair, Share” (TPSPS).
THINK: Watch the ad for the Amazon Dash Button. Could you imaging using such a button? What products would you use it for?
PAIR: Share your ideas with a partner. Now read a newspaper article from The Guardian to find arguments for and arguments against the Dash Button.
SQUARE: In groups of 4 discuss whether the Dash Button is a good or a bad thing.
PAIR: Scan the text for useful chunks of vocab to create a vocab list.
SHARE: Pin your vocab lists on the classroom wall. The class will vote on the best to be uploaded to our Quizlet account.
Tips and tricks:
– Use http://www.printfriendly.com to create a decent looking worksheet from the newspaper article.
– Have a look at these Quizlet-sets to get an idea of how you might like to use it: collocations, translations (in German)
The second part of this article deals with language-related activities: https://mrschenk.wordpress.com/2015/04/02/the-amazon-dash-button-a-focus-on-language/