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Languages online: memory game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive memory game in which a player must find up to six matching pairs of cards arranged in two rows. Students can create text, pictures or sounds on each row of cards. They can customise the look and sound of the game. Also included are five files for students and teachers ...

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Languages online: Tetris game maker

This resource is a tool students can use to make their own Tetris computer game in which a player must correctly respond to a clue that appears after every fourth falling block. Clues can be text, pictures or audio. If the answer is correct, the game continues. If it is incorrect, a 'bomb' falls through the game space, ...

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Languages online: matching game maker

Students can use this tool to make their own interactive matching game. In this game there are two columns, each containing six lines. To complete the game a player must drag lines to connect matching sets of text in each column. The game designer can type in their own text or include voice recordings in each column. Included ...

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Languages online: sentence game maker

This respurce is a tool students can use to make an interactive sentence game. The game involves sentences that have one or more words missing and a number of possible 'answer' words. The player must select the correct answer words to complete the sentences by either dragging and dropping or ‘shooting' the words in the ...

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Photo album: daily life 1 [Japanese]

Look through a photo album showing life in Japan. See photos such as shops around Shinjuku, cooking at home and teenagers playing computer games. Match each photo to a brief description of the activity. Answer a question about each activity. Complete a quiz that includes questions on all of the photos. This learning object ...

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Mystery objects: matching objects to people [Japanese]

Sort out some mixed-up luggage. Examine objects such as chopsticks, a dictionary and a postcard. Explore biographical information about bus passengers. Choose questions to ask them. Match the items of luggage to their owners. This learning object is a combination of four objects in the same series.

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Kite kit: colour, shape and design: level 2 [Japanese] [Windows version]

Use and recognise complex words describing colour, size, shape and cultural images. Choose complex words to complete instructions for making a kite. Build another kite by following instructions given by a Japanese friend. Fly your kites in a range of places in Japan. Adjust compass directions, wind speed and flying height. ...

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Number trains [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as numerals, dice dots, counting frames and Japanese number words. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. Begin with numbers up to ten and ...

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Manga professional: don't do that 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a family car trip with an exciting finish. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a brother and sister ...

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Manga professional: be careful 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a skiing 'trip'. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about young samurai fighters in origami hats. This ...

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Manga professional: an important day 1

Play the role of a new employee in a manga design studio. First explore and learn about how manga comics are made. Practise by working on a story about a postman's surprise. Choose appropriate onomatopoeia and dialogue. Then build a sequence of pictures for a new manga story about a birthday party with a messy ending. This ...

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Kanji whiz

Explore the structures of kanji on balloons, kites or hanetsuki (shuttlecocks). Match structures to simple or compound kanji choosing from three, six or ten structures. Identify the structures correctly to earn points. Build your knowledge of kanji components and structures by checking meanings and spoken readings. Try ...

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Matching kanji

Explore sets of kanji that have similar appearance but contain subtle stroke differences, such as 日, 貝, 月 and 目. Pair up kanji that match exactly. Notice that when kanji look alike they sometimes have related meanings. Spot the subtle differences in strokes that form the different kanji. Build your knowledge of kanji by ...

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Dragon's jumble: dream [Japanese]

Help a dragon remember what happened in his dream. View four pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as はじめに, そして, それから, おわりに to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed story, then help ...

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Dragon's jumble: garden [Japanese]

Help a dragon remember what happened in his garden. View four pictures from a recount. Place the pictures in the correct order. Choose sentences to match what is happening in the pictures. Add temporal connectives such as はじめに, そして, それから, おわりに to show the order of events. Watch an animation of the completed story, then ...

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Number trains: 1-10 [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers from 1 to 10 to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as hiragana number words, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object ...

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Number trains: 1-20 [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of Japanese numbers from 1 to 20 to arrange train carriages according to numbers on their sides. The numbers are represented in a range of formats such as number words in hiragana, numerals, dice dots or counting frames. Identify the numbers that come before and after starting numbers. This learning object ...

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Number trains: 10-400 [Japanese]

Use your knowledge of how to count by tens in Japanese. Arrange train carriages in order according to numerals and Japanese number words on their sides. For example, identify the numeral or number word that comes after さんびゃくろくじゅう. This learning object is the third in a series of three objects that progressively increase ...

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Quirky comics: teachers' resource [Japanese]

This resource is designed to support classroom use of the animated stories and language activities in the 'Quirky comics' series of Japanese learning objects. This resource consists of two parts: a list of vocabulary used in each story and suggested teaching strategies.

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Using 'Vending machines' - Teacher idea

This Teacher idea provides video footage showing how a teacher integrates the interactive digital curriculum resource L544 'Vending machines: drinks' during a year 8 Japanese lesson in which students learn vocabulary related to types of drinks and how to ask for them. It describes and provides access to the interactive ...