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Title: Using the Oxford Picture Dictionary Program


1
Using the Oxford Picture Dictionary Program
  • EL/Civics Education Special Project
  • Basic Skills Department
  • Caldwell Community College and Technical
    Institute
  • May, 2003

2
Important Note
  • The information in this presentation is for
    The Oxford Picture Dictionary Program published
    in 1998 NOT The New Oxford Picture Dictionary
    Program published in 1989.

3
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Program Includes...
  • The Oxford Picture Dictionary
  • Teachers Book
  • Focused Listening CDs/Cassettes
  • Beginning and Intermediate Workbooks and
    Workbook Answer Key
  • Classic Classroom Activities (Reproducible)
  • Read All About It, Books 1 and 2
  • Overhead Transparencies
  • The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive CD-ROM

4
The Oxford Picture Dictionary...
  • is an illustrated dictionary that contains over
    3700 words defined in context.
  • has 140 key topics grouped into 12 thematic
    units.
  • includes a variety of exercises on most pages.
  • comes in both monolingual and bilingual editions.

5
Sample Page of The Oxford Picture Dictionary
6
The Twelve Topic Areas in The Oxford Picture
Dictionary
  • Everyday Language
  • People
  • Housing
  • Food
  • Clothing
  • Health
  • Community
  • Transportation
  • Areas of Study
  • Plants and Animals
  • Work
  • Recreation

7
Units Especially Useful for EL
  • Unit 6 Health health care, medical emergencies,
    clinics, medical and dental exams, hospital
  • Unit 7 Community the legal system, crime, public
    safety, U.S. Mail, city streets
  • Unit 9 Areas of Study types of schools, U.S.
    History, U.S. government and citizenship,
    geography
  • Unit 11 Work jobs and occupations, job skills,
    job search, an office, farming/ranching,
    construction, tools and building supplies

8
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Teachers Book
  • The Teachers Book consists of the complete
    dictionary as well as easy-to-use lesson plans
    for the whole program.
  • Listening activities, which are in the Teachers
    Book, are supported by the Focused Listening
    CDs/Cassettes.
  • The listening scripts are in the back of the
    Teachers Book, pp. 209-226.

9
Focused Listening CDs/Cassettes
  • These listening activities, which are available
    on both CD and audio cassettes, are a part of
    each lesson in the Teachers Book.
  • Tape scripts are in the Teachers Book, pp.
    209-226.
  • These contain a variety of voices, accents, and
    sound effects.

10
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Beginning and
Intermediate Workbooks
  • Correspond page for page with The Oxford Picture
    Dictionary.
  • Have picture and reality-based life-skills
    practice.
  • Depict real information in graphs and charts.
  • Provide additional higher level speaking and
    writing practice.
  • Can be used in the classroom or as homework
    assignments.
  • Have a Workbook Answer Key for both beginning and
    intermediate workbooks.

11
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Classic Classroom
Activities Book
  • Over 100 reproducible practice activities.
  • 768 picture cards (black and white line
    drawings).
  • 10 activity types including role plays, board
    games, surveys, drawing dictations, take a
    stands, etc.
  • Teachers notes and instructions for all
    activities.
  • Corresponds with The Oxford Picture Dictionary
    units, but not necessarily page for page.

12
Classic Classroom Activities Sample Pages
13
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Read All About It
Books
  • Reading selections from real materials such as
    newspapers, magazine articles, etc.
  • Book 1--High beginning level
  • Book 2High beginning to low intermediate level
  • Variety of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading
    activities
  • Great photographs and illustrations
  • Removable answer key
  • Teachers notes and instructions

14
Read About It, Book 1 Table of Contents
15
Read About It, Book 2 Table of Contents
16
Overhead Transparencies
  • Each page in The Oxford Picture Dictionary has a
    corresponding overhead transparency.
  • Instructions in the Overhead Transparencies book
    include how to use them, instructional
    strategies, additional activities, etc.

17
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive
  • Interactive with sound and animation
  • Variety of games, exercises, and activities
  • Hours of listening, reading, speaking, and
    writing activities
  • All 3,700 words presented
  • Built in word processor
  • Flash card maker
  • Randomly generated tests
  • Summary and detail student progress reports
  • Teacher management system

18
How to Use the Oxford Picture Dictionary
Interactive
19
Step 1 Registration
  • Click Add Name.

20
Registration Screen
  • After clicking on Add Name, you will see this
    screen.
  • Click in the First Name box and type in your
    first name.
  • Click in the Last Name box and type in your last
    name.

21
More about Registration...Passwords
  • You can type your class name and number, but it
    is not required.
  • Decide on a password. Your password can be 1-10
    letters and/or numbers.
  • Click in the password box and type the password.
  • You will be asked to type your password again.
  • Instructors can use the Teacher Management
    System to retrieve student passwords.

22
Return Visits to The Oxford Picture Dictionary
Interactive
  • After the initial registration and use of The
    Oxford Picture Dictionary Interactive, student
    names will be listed on the Registration screen.
  • Each student will click on his/her name and then
    click OK.
  • Each student will be asked to type in his/her
    password before the program can be used.

23
Step 2 Selecting a Unit
  • There are 12 units. The buttons on each side of
    the screen are Unit Buttons.

24
Step 3 Choosing a Topic
  • There are 128 topics in the twelve units.
  • The topic screen shows the topics from the unit
    selected.
  • The pictures that represent each topic are in the
    middle of the screen.
  • The unit buttons remain on the sides of the
    screen.
  • Simply click on the unit buttons to change units.
  • Choose a topic by clicking on its picture.

25
Choose a topic by clicking on its picture.
Use the Scroll Bar to see all topics within a
unit.
26
Step 4 Exploring a Topic
  • The explore screen lets students learn vocabulary
    in context.
  • Each image that represents a vocabulary word or
    phrase is marked by a white dot.
  • When the white dot is clicked, the word or phrase
    is both spoken and displayed.
  • The white dot can be clicked as many times as
    necessary to hear and see the word or phrase.

27
Using Scroll Bars
  • There are scroll bars located on the left side
    and/or on the lower left hand corner of the
    screen.
  • Some topics do not have scroll bars and some only
    have one scroll bar.
  • The scroll bars are needed when the entire
    picture(s) cannot be seen on the explore screen.
  • Use the scroll bars to navigate up and down and
    right and left to see the entire picture(s).

28
Changing the Size of the Picture(s)
  • There are also and buttons on the left side
    of the screen.
  • The button will make the picture bigger, and
    the button will make the picture smaller.

29
Topics Name
Scroll bar
- and buttons
30
Recorder Window
  • On the explore screen, the students can also
    record themselves saying each word and can
    compare their pronunciation to the model.
  • Click on the microphone on the toolbar located at
    the bottom of the screen to open the recorder
    window and begin recording.
  • You will need a microphone and speakers connected
    to the computer for this to work.

31
Recorder window
Microphone icon
32
Step 5 Choosing a Practice or Testing Activity
  • Once you have finished exploring the topic,
    click Activities on the toolbar located at the
    bottom of the screen.

33
Activities Screen
From the Activities Screen, various practice,
testing activities, and games can be selected.
34
Step 6 Using the Teacher Mode
  •  This mode allows the instructor to access
    student records in order to
  • Find or change student information or passwords,
  • Add or delete students from a class list,
  • Monitor students performance on the programs
    tests.

35
Entering Teacher Mode
  • To enter teacher mode, go to the Registration
    screen, press the CTRL key and type t.
  • Then type opd in the password box.

36
Questions?
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