Oh Noah hits the mark with language learning
How I Use It
If I was a teacher who needed to teach beginning level Spanish, this is a site I would use.
It is funny, engaging, and educational.
Noah is a typical nine-year old child with a five year old precocious girl as his sidekick. I liked the fact it was from PBS Kids because that alone tells me that it has and excellent reputation in terms of educational content and ease of use.
I have never been disappointed with any PBS Kids website.
Besides a few games taking a longer time to load than the others, I would find that children would thoroughly enjoy the games section.
Oh Noah is a wonderful tool for any beginning language learner who is interested in learning Spanish.
There are four tabs that a student / parent / teacher can click on:
games, activities, videos, characters.
Once I clicked on the games tab, there are six games to choose from.
Each one has expertise levels within them.
A couple of them took a little long to load but overall, each game was enjoyable, creative, and educational.
The matching game and curtain call were particularly good games for any child.
They were engaging, funny, and motivational.
For the activities tab, you will need a printer attached to your computer.
Print the activity sheet and have your child / student complete it.
For the videos tab, each video is easy to load and has controls at the bottom for closed captioning or full screen.
You can even e-mail the video to yourself or someone else to capture the essence of your lesson.
For the characters tab, children can click on each character to find out more about them.
This is effective because it entices children to learn more about each character and get involved in the story.
There is also a parents / teachers tab which provides background for the specific adult.