Lidia Sevilla

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Enercities

In New Stuff on December 10, 2009 at 3:11 pm

Gracias a Tecnotic.com por escribir sobre este juego.

El primer serious game en Facebook, el juego se llama EnerCities. Creado por Paladin Studios y financiado por la Agencia de Energía de la Comisión Europea, tiene como objetivo crear conciencia del problema mundial de la energía entre los jóvenes a través del juego. Aunque fue originalmente diseñado para un sitio web, posteriormente se ha integrado en Facebook para aprovechar la “viralidad” de esta red social, si no estás en Facebook podrás jugar también aquí http://www.enercities.eu/.

El juego consiste en gestionar una ciudad virtual e intentar encontrar el equilibrio perfecto entre economía, medio ambiente y el bienestar de sus ciudadanos. La ciudad comienza siendo pequeña y tendrás que hacerla crecer desarrollando estructuras industriales y áreas residenciales, si se hace bien, el nivel de la ciudad aumentará, la ciudad crecerá y la complejidad del juego será cada vez mayor.

Podrás optar por utilizar industrias contaminantes y fuentes de energía fósiles para desarrollar tu ciudad, crecerás rápidamente pero con un alto coste, destrozarás el medio ambiente y agotarás los recursos naturales. Tú decides!

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60 Second Recap

In New Stuff on November 12, 2009 at 7:33 pm

60 second recap

Thanks to Free Technology for Teachers for this cool resource.

60 Second Recap provides book summaries in sixty second video segments. There is a sixty second summary of each chapter of each book. Along with the chapter summaries there is a general overview of each book.

60 Second Recap
offers registered users the option to record a video response to each video summary. The service is new, but the concept has the potential to be a good way for users to extend the summaries found on 60 Second Recap. If you don’t have access to a web cam, you can record a simple text response.

Google and Your Personal New Page

In Bookmarking, Classroom tools, New Stuff on November 5, 2009 at 5:19 pm

google news logo

Thanks to Mashable for this update.

Google News is making it even easier to follow the latest stories on whatever subjects interest you. We are happy to announce our Custom sections directory, which gives users of some of our English-language editions the expanded ability to create comprehensive sections to put on their Google News home page or share with other users. –Google News Blog

Google News custom sections, launched today, empowers you to build your own section in their online newspaper rack. Now if you want to filter the news stories you see on the homepage, you can simply identify a few keywords, with assistance from Google label it, and create a custom view of news. You can also optionally publish your Google News section to a public custom news sections directly. –Jennifer Van Grove, Mashable.com

WordAhead for teachers

In New Stuff on October 22, 2009 at 5:10 pm

wordahead for teachers

I wrote about WordAhead, a video and vocabulary practice on april.

They have know created a new teachers service.  Teachers can create personalized lists with words of your choice, meeting the academic level of their students. They can share their personalized word lists with their students and other users. The  best part is that you can create a customized widget for your blog or classroom web page.