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Yesterday Erin and I presented several Web 2.0 (or whatever you want to call it…) resources. One of of my favorite sites, VoiceThread, is great for simple narrated photo stories. If you’re creative, you can create games with the drawing feature (Where’s Waldo, What am I, Picture Guess – you get the idea.) But it’s not ideal for it.

Back in my hotel room I came across Sketchcast and became instantly hooked. Go try it out if you haven’t yet, what a wonderful tool.

That’s how it always is, isn’t it? You find a new tech tool for language learning and instantly get excited. You try it out, and three minutes later you wonder how you could have ever lived without it. The list is a long one, I can’t mention all the great apps and resources we now take for granted. From Chinswing to Google Earth, from Comic Life and Photo Story to Pulpmotion. And on and on.

Can’t wait to get used to the next new tool…

Felix Kronenberg is working at Rhodes College in Memphis, TN. His research interests include academic space design, video games and language learning, digital storytelling, and the culture of advertising. He teaches German and language pedagogy, and maintains the Language Technology Boot Camp blog and web site.

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  1. Ryan · September 29, 2007 Reply

    Voicethread has definitely been the hit of this conference. I think a lot of the folks here are going to be trying it out at home very soon…

    By the way, Felix – yes, I am blogging and paying attention to you talk about Boot Camp at the same time. 😀

  2. Colleen · September 29, 2007 Reply

    Once again Thank you LLU for being the social software resource for our language department! We all appreciate you sharing this.

  3. Jaime · October 5, 2007 Reply

    I am using Chinswing in my classes already and it is working very well…

    Thank you for sharing…

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