How I Use It
I use Oh Noah as an optional educational activity when students are finished with other work. I am not the Spanish teacher at my school, but I might suggest it to Spanish teachers of young (preK-2) students, or older students who are struggling in Spanish class. The students enjoy the videos and the games and the only complaints from them were that it took awhile to load, and they didn't know how to find things (because I did no direct instruction besides pulling up the website and telling them there were games and videos to help them learn Spanish). I think this is a nicely animated thought out game that is a great choice for younger kids if your goal is to help them learn Spanish, or to play educational games.
Oh Noah is an entertaining way for kids to learn basic Spanish words. The videos keep the kids attention, and the games include fun things like racing for word retention. Certain things may take awhile to load, but one students are playing they don’t want to stop. Second graders enjoyed it thoroughly and It would be great for even younger. My 4th graders who have had Spanish classes before didn't enjoy it as much because it was too easy. Some of the games do let you choose a level of easy, hard or pro. The younger kids especially found it funny and were often laughing loudly with their headphones on. You can choose games, videos or games in videos. I like that the website shows “Noah” interacting with different things and in different situations and the way kids are learning Spanish is more lifelike than just memorizing terms. There are also a variety of teacher resources available.