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Virtual Taco Tuesday: Your students’ favorite game is now DIGITAL!

Virtual Taco Tuesday is finally here!

 

Download your free update for instant access! Don’t have it yet? Grab it here!!

 

When we were thrown into virtual learning in the spring, I tried to make Taco Tuesday work in a few different ways. I made at-home versions, and I also recorded myself giving clues. After playing around with different options, I have decided that THIS is absolutely the best one! This is the only way my students are able to compete against one another synchronously, as if we were together in class. I have added this virtual update to the editable templates, so please re-download your copy for your free exciting update.

If you are like me, you already know and love Taco Tuesday. (If not, read more about how the game is played here.)

If you’re like most of the teachers in the world right now, you need more options for remote / hybrid learning, or even socially-distanced learning when in person. I know that planning synchronous lessons has been one of the most difficult aspects of remote and hybrid learning. That’s where this update comes in! I hope you love it!

 

How it works:

  • There are 5 game board sizes included in the Taco Tuesday Templates. First, choose which game board is right for your current vocab/class/unit.
  • Next, create a COPY of that one game board slide in a new Google Slides document.
  • Complete your game board! Type in each of the Tacos — this can be vocab words, phrases, or events from a class story.
  • Now, duplicate that game slide to make enough room for your entire class to play. Do you have 30 students? Make 15 identical game slides, on for each pair right there in the same document!
  • Share the game board pack with your class. All students should have access (and editing privileges) to your one document
  • Assign each pair of students to one game board. For example, “Tim and Andrea you are playing on slide 5!”
  • Tell students to choose their colored markers – purple, green, yellow, or pink.
  • Let’s PLAY! Give your clues to your students, and motivate them to use their markers to mark their answer! The FIRST student to claim each taco gets to leave their marker there. As students use the colored markers, there are more markers ready and waiting underneath them.

 

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*Special note* If you are concerned about your students’ ability to change your game board once you give them editing privileges, there is just ONE extra step you can take. After you make the game board, but before you duplicate it onto 15 slides, file > download > download as png or jpeg. Delete the contents of your slide (leave the colored markers on the side!) and set that new downloaded image as the background of your slide. Now, duplicate your slide. This way, students will be able to move their markers but they won’t be able to change your Tacos 😉

*I recommend always saving an ORIGINAL copy somewhere just in case you notice an error! Never completely erase your progress 🙂

 

Have fun!

I hope this virtual update is helpful for you, and FUN for your students! I have created the same update in my French version of this game, Macaron Mardi. You can grab that update right here!

 

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Thanks for reading!

–Erin

 

 

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My name is Erin and I have 8 years of experience teaching high school Spanish. I love building positive student relationships and bringing a bit of fun into my lessons to keep my students engaged!

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