Boston, MA (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
Technology has become a great teaching tool that goes hand in hand with language learning. You often hear that language educators are using Skype, interactive boards, Google Earth to take virtual trips, and many more kinds of technology to support their curriculum. Carolina Gomez-Kramer covers this space specifically for Spanish teachers. As creator of funforspanishteachers.com, she recently featured Noyo Spanish in her blog.
She described the Noyo Spanish teaching tool as "a very colorful app that has vocabulary to support a variety of themes. It contains 8 units: los viajes (trips), la comida (food), los deportes (sports), la ciudad (the city), la casa (house), los animales (animals), la estaciones (seasons) and la escuela (school). It has over 1800 words and about 200 scenes. The pictures are very clear and get one's attention while making it very engaging for children. Another great feature is that the voice that goes with every picture was recorded by a native speaker."
This app can be downloaded for the iPad and Android tables, and if you are lucky you can plug your device into an interactive board to screen the game with the whole class.
Gomez-Kramer adds, "Noyo Spanish can be used to introduce or review vocabulary. Choose one of the units and ask your students to show the vocabulary they already know. This way you are using their previous knowledge of the language. Ask the children to tap the picture after they name it. If they don't know the word, they can take guesses and tap on the pictures to hear the right answer."
Gomez-Karmer also features ideas on how to use Noyo in the classroom, with ideas ranging from charades to call and response exercises. Teachers with iPad programs can contact Noyo to receive a promo code to test the app out. Noyo also creates supplemental materials for Spanish teachers to use in the classroom.