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

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using the oxford picture dictionary program

Using the Oxford Picture Dictionary Program

EL/Civics Education Special Project

Basic Skills Department

Caldwell Community College and Technical Institute

May, 2003

important note
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.

the oxford picture dictionary program includes
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Program Includes...
  • The Oxford Picture Dictionary
  • Teacher’s Book
  • Focused Listening CD’s/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
the oxford picture dictionary
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.
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

The Twelve Topic Areas in The Oxford Picture Dictionary
units especially useful for el
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
the oxford picture dictionary teacher s book
The Oxford Picture Dictionary Teacher’s Book
  • The Teacher’s Book consists of the complete dictionary as well as easy-to-use lesson plans for the whole program.
  • Listening activities, which are in the Teacher’s Book, are supported by the Focused Listening CD’s/Cassettes.
  • The listening scripts are in the back of the Teacher’s Book, pp. 209-226.
focused listening cd s cassettes
Focused Listening CD’s/Cassettes
  • These listening activities, which are available on both CD and audio cassettes, are a part of each lesson in the Teacher’s Book.
  • Tape scripts are in the Teacher’s Book, pp. 209-226.
  • These contain a variety of voices, accents, and sound effects.
the oxford picture dictionary beginning and intermediate workbooks
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.
the oxford picture dictionary classic classroom activities book
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.
  • Teacher’s notes and instructions for all activities.
  • Corresponds with The Oxford Picture Dictionary units, but not necessarily page for page.
the oxford picture dictionary read all about it books
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 2—High beginning to low intermediate level
  • Variety of pre-reading, reading, and post-reading activities
  • Great photographs and illustrations
  • Removable answer key
  • Teacher’s notes and instructions
overhead transparencies
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.
the oxford picture dictionary interactive
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
step 1 registration
Step 1: Registration
  • Click Add Name.
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.

Registration Screen
more about registration passwords
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.
return visits to the oxford picture dictionary interactive
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.
step 2 selecting a unit
Step 2: Selecting a Unit
  • There are 12 units. The buttons on each side of the screen are Unit Buttons.
step 3 choosing a topic
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.
choose a topic by clicking on its picture
Choose a topic by clicking on its picture.

Use the Scroll Bar to see all topics within a unit.

step 4 exploring a topic
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.
using scroll bars
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).
changing the size of the picture s
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.
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Topic’s Name

Scroll bar

- and + buttons

recorder window
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.
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Recorder window

Microphone icon

step 5 choosing a practice or testing activity
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.

activities screen
Activities Screen

From the Activities Screen, various practice, testing activities, and games can be selected.

step 6 using the teacher mode
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 program’s tests.
entering teacher mode
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.