MFL Battleships on the iPad

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Enjoyed today with my French activity on today’s rotation was for them to play the classic battleships game to reinforce key vocabulary of Aller plus country names, using the template I had put together on Apple’s Numbers app, probably one of the least exploited apps from last year’s pilot. The benefits of having it on the iPad were several-fold: using the pop-up menu of the app students could tap the blank cells where they wanted to place their boats. Once the game was started, each player could guess where their partner had a boat hidden and, depending on the answer, could register a hit or a miss, again using the pop-up menu. After 10 minutes, whoever had located the most boats was the winner, and it was then a cinch to ‘clear the board’. One thing more..the partner had to agree that their opponent had used the correct preposition of en, au or aux before their chosen country….

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