People sometimes ask me where I find all the useful sites I write about and link to my website. I’ve shared a lot of my “sources” in various articles I’ve written, which you can find on the right of the screen if you’re reading this post at my blog, or you can go to the Published Articles page on my website.
Today, though, I thought I’d share my three favorite places to find online video games that my students play as language development exercises. You can get a preview of an upcoming article in TechLearning about how I use these games in the classroom.
The three are Jay Is Games , Escape The Room, and Channel 4 Adventure Games. Jay Is Games offers new links, game reviews and thoughtful commentary. Escape The Room doesn’t provide much information, but does deliver on quantity — it highlights several new games each day. My favorite site, though, is Channel 4 Adventure Games. I find a high percentage of the games I use for language development activites there.
For new readers of this blog, I’d like to point out that you can find links to scores of the free games I use on my Intermediate English page under Word and Video Games. You can also find ones I’ve reviewed here by typing “video games” in this blog’s search engine. And you can even see photos of my students playing this games on a slideshow on my English For Beginners page.