Digital Dialects: Curriculum Specific Tools
101 Days of Free Tech for Teachers, Day 19
Digital Dialects is a website that offers educational games for almost 100 different languages. Students can choose to be quizzed on words and phrases or colors and numbers in the world's major languages, as well as some lesser known languages and dialects. Students can even opt to take audio quizzes, so they can hear the pronunciation. Verb conjugation and some advanced games are available as well. Digital Dialects also includes an assortment of geography games that test students' knowledge of continents and regions.
How We Decide Which Free Tech Tools to Feature
Yup, there are thousands of apps, tools, services, websites, and other offerings — many free — designed for teachers and students. So, how do we sort through all of those to feature the ones which are most useful and interesting? Well… we start by sorting through thousands of these things… then we talk to the presenters in the SimpleK12 Teacher Learning Community and watch their videos closely… then we talk to many of the members in the Teacher Learning Community, teachers just like you who are using these apps and tools day in and day out. We've been doing this for over 30 years and have, in that time, developed a sense for what's good and bad. Have we missed something that we should feature here? Most certainly. So, let us know in the Comments section what we should take a look at and we'll throw 'em into the hopper.
Carolina Fransen is the EdTech Apps and Tools Editor at SimpleK12.com. She writes regularly about the use of educational technology in K-12 classrooms. If you have an app, tool, website, or service that you think we should know about, please send your information or tip to firstname.lastname@example.org.