Games in Video from the Fukuoka Workshop

We videod a fair chunk of the workshop on Saturday, and here are some of the games & songs videos for you. Β The more in depth and theory parts in Japanese are on this page.

Hopefully they’ll give you some ideas, and be sure to tell your friends about the upcoming events all around Japan, or Β get in touch to invite me to your country!

  1. What do you want to do? + Clap, Clap Game

(say the same as the teacher and you are out)

  1. Mingle Game

(for making groups)

  1. What are you doing? +Β Harry Potter

(for small groups, just have one Voldemort!)

  1. What do you want to be? + Name Card Game

(Winner takes the loser’s card after Rock, Paper, Scissors)

  1. Fruit Market

(Get near the screen for “what’s this?”, further away for what’s that?” and do the folkdance!)

  1. Animal Voices Song

(Teacher says the animals, the kids do the sounds!)

  1. I have a question! + Guessing Game

(Guess the object before the time runs out)

  1. Eat Drink Dance – Eat! I’m eating! Game

First time they repeat, the second time they say “I’m…..” with drama!

  1. Not good, it’s bad computer game

Thank you to Gina for letting us use the New Zealand Life Tours office and to Shoko for shooting the videos.
Check out the schedule page if you’d like to join us!

Mie July 17th
Shiga July 24th
Shizuoka July 31st
Saitama August 1st
Shikoku August 7th
Nagoya August 21st
Tokyo August 22nd

P.S. Β The Fukuoka one went so well we’re maybe thinking of doing another one in September!

P.P.S. If you are on email and can’t see the videos, click here for the online version!

P.P.P.S. Β I’ve got 6 more workshops this Summer, so if you have lessons or games you’d like to see videod, write your request up in the comments!

Richard Graham

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9 Responses to “Games in Video from the Fukuoka Workshop”

  1. Ryan

    I noticed that you suggest using multiple computers in the classroom, I use a wiimote whiteboard. which basically for about $40 turns your projector into a touch screen. What does everyone think? 2γ€œ3 computers or a wiimote whiteboard?

  2. richard

    Hi Ryan, I’d go for the wiimote whiteboard, I’ve done a few videos on this before. But… many teachers seem scared of it, hence the two computer suggestion. It’s also good to mix and match different techniques.

  3. Margit

    Hey, this is amazing. Nothing in there that we did last year! And again so many games I didn’t know yet.
    I’m really looking forward to next week.
    Please, you can plan me in for taking videos here as well;

    Anybody there to come over to Shiga? It’s a pretty convenient location and as close to lake Biwa that you can dip your feet if you want to!
    It would be great to see some of you here!

  4. Margit

    What’s a wiimote whiteboard? Why could teachers be scared of it?
    Is it something expensive?

    I’m thinking of buying a projector, as I always need one for my kid’s performing and doing presentations 1-2 times a year. I’m wondering wether to use a white wall in the beginning, getting a cheap screen, or? well I’m open for ideas, if they’re not costing too much, and of course if there is something that I could use at home (= in class, as I’m teaching in the living room) as well, easily I’d give it another thought.

  5. richard

    Hi Margit,
    A Wiimote whiteboard is where you use a Wii remote control to make a projector into a digital whiteboard. If you can borrow me a Wii remote for the Shiga workshop ( July 24th everybody!) I’ll show you! Teachers are generally scared of projectors!

    By the way the projector we used on Saturday was a high definition one. It cost 80,000 yen (including screen) and looked amazing compared with the regular projectors! They’d make a great movie screen for home!

  6. Gumby

    More great stuff, Richard! It’s so much easier to grasp a game by watching it. One question, where do you find the screen to the I have a question game?

  7. Gumby

    Yikes, I didn’t mean to write ‘screen’. I meant to ask, Where can I find the great picture of all the animals and fruits that you had up for the question game?

  8. richard

    Are you sure that’s not a sneaky attempt to get an extra comment for the comment competition?

    Thanks for reminding me though, I haven’t uploaded that yet! I’ll just go and put it on the I have a question page now!

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