DigCompEdu Competence area

3.3 Collaborative learning

Progression Level

Explorer (A2)

Minimum digital skills level of Students


Minimum digital skills level of Educators


Learning/Teaching situation

Teachers want to prepare tutorials and other learning resources for software applications.
Language lessons, recap exercise or starter activity.
It can also be used as an initial assessment activity.

Target group

Any kind of teacher or trainer, mostly language teachers.
Intermediate level of digital pedagogy competences.


  • PC/laptop/smartphome
  • Internet connection


The Internet can be an unregulated place to use as a resource for finding information. This recipe aims to help students’ correct texts with mistakes that they find on the Internet.

With this recipe we will practice with our students to be able to find grammatical errors on the internet.

Fostering your critical attitude towards wrong, incorrect and poor use of language

Depending on the level, the text could be checked by the teacher or by the students.


How to do it (step by step)

Step 1

Search for a text on the Internet. We will look for a text on the Internet with incorrect or poor use of language and grammatical errors.

Step 2

You can use different social media where it is easy to find texts with mistakes. (Facebook, Instagram, twitter…)

Step 3

Send the text to your students. We will send the document to the students to act as little detectives.

Step 4

Review the work of your students. They should find all the grammatical errors and explain in class why.

There is more…

This technique could also be applied to videos and interviews. To enhance listening skills.
Use it to transcribe the audio clip then re write text using correct grammar and spelling.

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