Right now is when we should all be gearing up for National French Week, which is November 4-10 this year. Last year was the first year I had ever participated, and I believe it was a hit between myself and my colleague, Barbara Kral, here at our school. If you need ideas and resources, you can find them here for all you need. There are many contests, which require some planning ahead, and I will write in about my efforts in that vein soon.
For now, I just want to share a resource that I and the students love. (It's nice to agree with students about learning tools.) I have been using Zondle.com for about six months now, and I find that it is almost perfect for all of my needs in providing fun practices for my students that gives them instant feedback. The reasons I love it are:
- It is free. (Youpi!)
- Writing your own quizzes does not require any computer programming skills.
- You can enter your own students or have them sign in with a code, and it will track their progress for you, if you desire to assign a quiz as homework. There are ways to play the Zondle games during class for team events, too. So may possiblities!
- Quizzes can be organized into folders.
- You only have to write the quiz once, and Zondle programs it to go into 48 different silly games. No kidding! It's got games that simulate athletic events and games that simulate Angry Birds, just to name a few. Oh, and for that sophisticated student who just wants the questions without the fluff, there is a plain quiz.
- (Related to my #5) The games are just plain fun.