Battleships: A PowerPoint adaptation

On Wednesday, I presented the project I’m currently leading at the British Council Teaching for Success Online Conference. [Take a look at the British Council Teaching English conference page where you can find fantastic talks by speakers from around the world and panel discussions taking place between Wednesday 5 October and Sunday 9 October 2016].

– What is the best way to develop professionally?
– Get connected and collaborate with other teachers. If we help each other, and share our ideas and things we do in our classrooms, we can all make great gains.

This post by Tekhnologic is an excellent example of the value added of sharing knowledge and ideas with other teachers. Some time ago, I shared Battleship for irregular verbs and here’s how Tekhnologic improved it and made it even better by adding a tech version to it.

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The other day I was reading this post by Svetlana Kandybovich. The post was a list of the 10 most popular games from ELT-CATION, and one of the games on that list was Battleships.

I was looking at the game and thinking that not only had it been awhile since I last made a PowerPoint game, but Battleships would be relatively easy to make in PowerPoint.

So, I turned on my computer and started designing.

This is what I produced:

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A single slide with letters on the vertical axis, numbers on the horizontal axis and the interior of slide is able to contain 35 words. The words don’t have to be unique vocabulary items; the board can contain duplicates.

Beneath the words are hidden ships that your students have to locate.

Take a look at this tutorial video to see how to use the template. The board used in the…

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