Minecraft English kicks off! Yesterday I finished the first lesson of Minecraft english with a group of enthusiastic young lads. Here’s a brief description of the lesson and some reflections on how it...
How does language learning plus gaming sound like? Since learning a new language can be an extremely time consuming as well as frustrating experience that hold back numerous people’s dream of opening a new window to understand the world.
Mindshapes, maker of apps for kids, lands $5 million. The company is also poised to launch an adult application in the next few months called Language City -- this app is designed to weave together games that help users learn forigen languages.
Video games don’t always enjoy the greatest of reputations, though their ubiquity and decade-spanning permanence keeps garnering them more and more mainstream acceptance as years tick past — to the point where many academics and institutes of higher education open their arms to their learning potential.
As an educator or parent that has an iPad, iPhone, or iPod you can capitalize on this time to help kids learn while celebrating the holiday. Here are free apps to help encourage math, literacy, and problem-solving skills. Some of the apps are just fun!
The idea, Native Tongue, was the brainchild of Matthew Ho to combine language learning and gaming. It was borne out of his years of frustration in learning a second language, Mandarin Chinese. He had a vision to “make languages easy and fun to learn by using gaming.”
I recently received a copy of "Digital Play" (a book review will be available in the near future), which is written by Kyle Mawer and Graham Stanley, and was inspired by this book to prepare an EFL lesson which incorporated an iPad/iPhone Game.
Division of World Languages, Literatures & Cultures in the College of Liberal Arts & Sciences at The University of Iowa... This presentation explores what the gaming world may offer the foreign language curriculum . . .
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