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Ribbon Hero 2: How to play the game (video) Our friends at Office Labs have spun a sequel: Ribbon Hero 2. Starting now, you can download this free game to learn some tips and shortcuts about Office. (Oh, to heck with that. Just download it because Ribbon Hero 2—featuring the time-travelling adventures of our old friend, Clippy—is fun.

5 of My Favorite English Games for ESL Students I saved the best for last. My students requested this game more often than any other game we ever played. It's based on the old drinking game "Ring of Fire," modified for the classroom. Google Drive One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google Drive languagelearning Playing is easy is fun. You will be a part of a group of 4-6 student-players using a video conference and a browser game platform (called roll20). First you will create or choose a character to play with and from then on you are responsible for your character choices and actions. The teacher (known as the dungeon master) will guide the group through the adventure.

Tagxedo - Word Cloud with Styles Tagxedo turns words -- famous speeches, news articles, slogans and themes, even your love letters -- into a visually stunning word cloud, words individually sized appropriately to highlight the frequencies of occurrence within the body of text. Create Shop Learn Gallery The following are a few examples to show the versatility of Tagxedo, especially how tightly the words hug the shapes. Creating Killer Gamification and Advergames Advergames, initially made known by Skyworks in 1995, have continued to grow in popularity and specifically on mobile devices. When attempting to create a viral advergame or interactivity via gamification, knowing your market is among the most important first steps. Get the game concept right, and a flood of brand recognition and viral mentions can be yours. Get it wrong, and the repercussions can be long lasting. Advergames are branded video games used to encourage positive interactivity and sentiment in relation to your company’s brand. Whereas gamification, is often done for lead generation or kiosks, typically for people waiting in line, like at a theme park.

7 Tools for Building Review Games This week I received at least a half dozen emails from people who were looking for suggestions for creating review games or practice quizzes for their students. The following are the tools that I suggested in reply to those emails. One teacher's needs are little bit different from another's so this list covers a fairly wide range of options. TinyTap is a good iPad and Android app for creating your own review games based on pictures and diagrams. You can create games in which students have to identify parts of picture or diagram. Google Drive One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google Drive Need help? Forgot password? Sign in with a different account Create account Parley - Vocabulary Trainer Parley is a program to help you memorize things. Parley supports many language specific features but can be used for other learning tasks just as well. It uses the spaced repetition learning method, also known as flash cards. Creating new vocabulary collections with Parley is easy, but of course it is even better if you can use some of our premade files.

The 35 Best Web 2.0 Classroom Tools Chosen By You If you’re not an avid follower of #edchat on Twitter, you may be missing out on a great opportunity to learn about some new Web 2.0 tools that are currently being used in classrooms around the world. That’s because @chickensaltash posed a simple question to the PLN and there has been a huge swell of support as hundreds of people have jumped in to answer the question about which 5 Web 2.0 tools teachers are using in classrooms. The Best of the Best You can view the live stream of #edchat here and see what people are saying at the hashtag #chickenweb2tools here. We scoured hundreds of responses and have come up with the following list. The following tools have not been verified and are simply based on the number of times each was mentioned on Twitter during this hashtag discussion.

Call of Duty: WWII could be the most important game of all time for historians Finally, it seems fans of the military shooter series Call of Duty are going to get what they’ve been wanting for almost a decade: the past. On Friday evening, Activision announced Call of Duty: WWII as the next instalment in the multi-million selling video game franchise, taking it back to the original setting. For several years, the games have been moving forward in time, advancing beyond the near-future setting of the Modern Warfare titles into the space battles of Infinite Warfare, introducing drones, robots and, most controversially, rocket packs, along the way. But as the diminishing returns from the game’s annual instalments have shown, hardcore fans have become alienated by the endless new technological additions, preferring the ‘boots on the ground’ authenticity of the first Call of Duty titles, with their cinematic renderings of Operation Overlord, the second battle of El Alamein and the advance on Berlin. Call of Duty (@CallofDuty)WWII confirmed.

Classroom Games for Introductory / Beginning French Classes Every week in my first semester French class, we played games to review and reinforce what we did in the previous class. For other French teachers out there who are looking for more activities, these are what I actually used in my class this year. A lot of these I found on Pinterest, where I have a Teaching French at Uni board. Google Drive One account. All of Google. Sign in to continue to Google Drive Need help? Forgot password?

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