Wednesday, 23 July 2008

Multi Player Vocabulary Revision

Hunam Brain Cloud is an online multiplayer game I spotted some time back. It's a cross between a word association game and visual thesaurus. Students see a word and type in a word they associate with this word and submit it. They can continue with this for as long as they like, or they can check out the other words that other users have associated with the word.

Human Brain Cloud: Play


As they play students help to build up the thesaurus of words too, and there is also a simple search to help them look up words.

Human Brain Cloud: View


Tis would be great for ESL / EFL students as it is an enjoyable way to learn and extend vocabulary. They can look at other words people have associated with the words they know and try to deduce the meaning of words they don't know by looking at the other associations.

That make sense?


Give it a try and you might see what I mean.

As ever be careful of those words that ESL / EFL students love and we pretend we don't understand.


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Nik Peachey

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