How to hook your students walking into Japanese lessons? Bring Japan to your classroom by using engaging photographic wallpapers displayed from your computer or laptop via the classroom data projector.
Start your 2016 with these free Japanese themed「かべがみ」:
* Japanese Stacked Carparks
* Plastic Ice Cream Flavour Displays
* Wagyu Beef Steakhouse Pricing
* Snow Monkey at Jikokudani
You will hear students actively developing their intercultural understanding by asking numerous engaging questions: what is that picture about, are those prices cheap, where in Japan would you find that, what is the purpose of ...., etc. You can expand further further observations that students may make with personal experiences in Japan, more reflective questions, have them describe 2-3 things they have learnt from the image to develop written literacy and also incorporate elements of known target language. You find the first ten minutes of the lesson will be taken up with this productive, on-task activity!
This Sensei-tional Classrooms sample product includes 4 free wallpapers in .png format that will easy display on one's desktop wallpaper. Photos have been taken by the owner of Sensei-tional Classrooms using her DSLR during trips to Japan. It is highly recommended to display one wallpaper every few days, so that a deeper engagement with the photos can be observed and shared with a wider audience.
The creator of Sensei-tional Classrooms is looking to produce Japanese themed sets of wallpapers that will complement units of work you maybe undertaking with your classes.