Tuesday, March 1, 2011

Language Learning Activities - Creating, Finding, & Using them

Computer based games, activities, and quizzes are perhaps the most common examples of CALL.  These can be created with downloadable software or online services.  It is possible to create activities using a program on your computer (like Hot Potatoes) or online site (like ProProfs Quizlet, or Google Forms).  There are also many, many activities already online that you can access and sometimes download.


Finding Activities  * Downloadable Powerpoints   * Young Learners    *  Test Taking  * Creating Activities


Finding Activities
  Examples

 Sites with Online Activities and Materials and test taking prep
Downloadable Powerpoints

Sites for Young Learners

Sites designed specifically to provide test taking preparation

Creating Activities

   Online Activity Generators
* =
a site that allows you to create activities that students can play online (not just print out)
Classroom Management Sites (with activities included)
Misc. Tools
Downloadable Tools
You can find more at this list and description of online activity tools.


 Hot Potatoes is an old but still common program used to create activities.
If you don't already have Hot Potatoes installed on your computer,  you can download it (for free) here
Guide:  Jeff's Hot Potatoes Guide  Jeff's screencast guide
Other Guides:  Official HotPotatoes Tutorial  MakeUseOf.com Guide

Look at examples of different kinds of Hot Potatoes activies below
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 exercise 2
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exercise 2 
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exercise 2
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A couple of websites that use Hot Potatoes

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