The purpose of Question and Answer lessons is for a fluent speaker to ask a question, which generates a response; hopefully an appropriate answer. The questions are grouped into panels representing, which display about the window.
To hear a question, one clicks the play button at the top of one of the panels. Students then attempt to properly answer the question, either verbally, or by typing the answer into the text field near the bottom of the panel. A verbal response is possible using the record, play, and playback icons.
There is an icon with a green check mark on the bottom right. Clicking this icon verifies the answer; the program will give appropriate feedback indicating if the response is correct, incorrect, or way off. Students can discover an appropriate answer by clicking on the panel's blue icon containing a white question mark. Another panel will pop up containing gloss and indigenous text, along with a play button to hear a correct answer.
The three recording icons allow students to answer questions verbally, rather than typing the answer. Simply, say the answer and then click the check mark. The program will attempt to verify the accuracy of the response. This option works within the ACORNS application, but not within desktop-based browsers. On the Android player application, you will not see the record buttons; but can use those that appear at the bottom of the display window. Language independent speech recognition is a difficult task for computers, so we are still attempting to improve the accuracy of this option.
On the bottom of your display there is a row of buttons that are standard across all lesson types. For more information Click Here. Clicking on the middle button () causes a pop up menu to appear, which has options that are unique for each lesson type. Question and Answer lesson options are shown with explanations below.
|Reset game||Clicking on this selection resets the game by redisplaying a different set of questions at random positions on the display to start over.||Increase difficulty level
Decrease difficulty level
|This option allows the student to adjust the difficulty of the lesson. A higher difficulty level means that more questions will show on the frame. Similarly, a lower difficulty level means that less questions will display.|