[SLED] French in SL
sabinereljic at gmail.com
Fri Nov 13 18:46:30 PST 2009
is your French class scheduled at a time when your students could meet
French native speakers? If so, you might want to contact a school in France
interested in doing some language exchange by pairing up your students with
theirs. If not, you can always make this an extracurricular activity for
your students. Contact the French already in SL to see if anyone can help
with that idea (some locations to find French speakers: aide francophone
island, find the cooperation francaise at area 51, Gaia is also a big french
Also there is a great free tool called the TreasureHUD made by Dudeney Ge at
the Educator Freebie Shop (Information, EduNation II (110, 203, 21)). You
could use it to have your students discover relevant sims (like Paris 1900,
Mnt Saint Michel, Lyon) where you would leave some clues (lingual or
cultural or both). What's neat is that you can create the clues in French to
the level of your students.
Here is the overview from the notecard:
*"The TreasureHUD is a simple two-piece tool for setting up
audio-visual-textual quizzes in Second Life. Here's how it works: The user
wears the HUD and receives instructions for how to do the quiz. The first
time it is worn they also receive a landmark to the first clue. The landmark
takes them to a Listening Post (see below). Once at the Listening Post they
click it to receive an audio clue with accompanying image and text. They
might, for example, see an image of Big Ben (the famous clock in London) and
hear the accompanying audio file: "In which city would you find this clock?"
- the textual clue would also appear on the HUD for those without speakers).
The terminal then waits for the user to type an answer. If that answer is
incorrect they will receive basic feedback and a further clue - they can try
to get the correct answer as many times as they like. If their answer is
correct they will get some feedback and the landmark to the next terminal."
I would also mine the resources that SLoodle provides (
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