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No. 28 Games and Podcasting Resources (2007年05月10日)

カテゴリー: The Treasure Hunt Club
Marcel Van Amelsvoort
(Kanagawa Prefectural College of Foreign Studies)
Hi everyone. This month I have a couple of different things to introduce.

First, I’d like to continue on with some more games and fun activities for young learners. For very young learners who are able to listen very short stories, there are some good activities at Noggin, http://www.noggin.com/ This site has some interactive games and short stories taken mostly from television in the United States.

I recently came across a web page listing hundreds of games made with Flash. Most have little educational value, but some of the interactive stories in the Choose Your Adventure section could be good listening exercises for some of our more advanced students. Take a look at the whole list and hunt around for something you might want to use with students. http://flashchild.com/all-games/

As regular readers of this column know, I sometimes write about podcasting. This month I have a new service to introduce. It is called CrowdAbout and it is a service aimed at facilitating communication around podcasting. You can get players and other tools that can help you to make your podcasts more interactive by allowing your listeners to leave audio or text comments. This is probably only for those people who are already doing podcasting and want to try some new interactive tools. http://crowdabout.us/home/

And in a related item, how would you like to put Wikipedia on your iPod? Apparently it is possible. I haven’t tried it yet, but here is a site that explains how. http://encyclopodia.sourceforge.net/en/index.html

See you next month.