Cool animals lesson – with an iPhone!

If you’ve got an iphone (or ipad!) there’s a really cool app you have to get : Vocal Zoo

It’s free in the iPhone app store and it works great as an animals quiz.  Have a look at the video below to see what it can do!

Do you have any recommendations for cool apps to use in class?

Richard Graham

Hello, I'm Richard Graham. And when I was a kid I found school to be sooooo boring... So I transformed my way of teaching. I listened to what the kids were really wanting to say and taught it in ways they really wanted to learn. The results were magical. So I'm sharing it all with you now...

4 Responses to “Cool animals lesson – with an iPhone!”

  1. Nena

    that’s really cool! Too bad I don’t have an i-phone …

  2. timinphuket

    When I teach adults where ESL I always remember what interested the children.

  3. Gudrun

    Hi, I use lots of iPad apps in class (about 400 apps ;)!) and my kids are crazy about them! Just a few exceptionally good ones: Fun English has great games, especially it’s body lesson called Monster Match where a cute monster appears in a night with lightening, and kids have to remember its colour and all parts of it’s body within 10 seconds or so because then police officers ask them what they remember and they have to choose from 6 different looking parts for every part of the body. In the end, they get a picture of the original monster to compare and their score! This game is so popular, there is always a kid asking for it at every single lesson. They don’t get tired of it and they know all the parts of the body from the first time we played this game! Really cool one!
    Other apps include Play2Learn, What Am I, English for Kids, Feed Me!, FrenchieTeachie, VocabBuilder, Mind Snacks, unfortunately only for French and other languages. TabTale has tons of cute free interactive stories and songs!!! AbiTalk has great phonics games! Ana Lomba’s easy immersion classic storybooks are also fun! And, we loooooove the crazy Dr. Seuss Apps, too! Whenever I start a new theme, I look for a new app and usually find many, such as about bullying or I got this great Thanksgiving rhyming song/story! I can’t imagine NOT using them in class and many of them are free! Oh, and there is Futaba where you can also build your own game sets with the vocabulary you want to teach! Amazing!
    Nevertheless, I REALLY REALLY look forward to your Genki Apps, Richard!!! I’m soooooo excited about them and can’t wait to get my hands on the homework app! Finally! Great, great news! Thank you, Richard!

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