Monday, 8 March 2010

CSI: The Experience Web Adventure

As one of 15,000 daily readers of Richard Byrne's Free Technology For Teachers blog, I often find out about some excellent applications. Not all of Richard's recommendations are relevant to Modern Languages but every couple of days there is something there which catches my eye.
One such eye-catching application was the CSI: The Experience Web Adventures game from Rice University's forensics department which is really interesting and which I recommended to a colleague who teaches science.
It's an online forensic science game designed for children which gives an insight into how an investigator would process a crime scene. There are 3 levels from beginner to expert.
Anybody can play the game online as a guest but you would need to register with the site if you want to be able to save your progress in the game.
On closer inspection I found that it can also be played in German and in Spanish.
If you are planning a cross-curricular science-MFL project, this could be ideal for improving students' motivation. If not, it may be worth showing it to your students as a bit of extra-curricular languages fun.

2 comments:

Chris Fuller said...

Having played around a bit with the site it looks perfect for a bit of KS5 action as well, especially for looking at genetics.

Many thanks for this discovery

patrick said...

Very informative article, thank you for your suggestions and tips.
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