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Chinese-specific Tools


Chinese Input Method - Draw a Chinese character with your mouse, it will provide you with a list of possible options to choose from. Once you select the character you meant, it will provide you with the pinyin and a definition in English - gaolaoshi gaolaoshi

Chinese Perapera-kun - A Firefox extension that provides pop-up translation - gaolaoshi gaolaoshi

Chinese Text-to-Speech Converter- Paste Chinese characters into the window, then when the new box appears, mouse over the characters to hear a native speaker read the text aloud - chericem1 chericem1

Roshisoft - A very helpful website with links to multiple tech tools for Chinese (including one that you can use to animate Chinese characters) - chericem1 chericem1

Skritter.png - AWESOME site for learning to write characters in Chinese and Japanese - chericem1 chericem1

Traditional to Simplified Converter - Paste traditional Chinese characters into the box, click submit, and it will convert them into simplified characters for you - chericem1 chericem1

Zon - An RPG that lets you interact with other players in Chinese while teaching you the language.



Creative Tools


Cool Tech Tools - A list of lots of fun tools to try with your students - chericem1 chericem1

Dumpr.net - Create coloring book pages from photos, etc. - chericem1 chericem1

Voicethread - Upload documents, photos, and videos; author can comment on each by webcam, audio and/or text. Others can also comment.



Resources


Teens 'N Tech - A wiki for world language teachers with links to intriguing videos about 21st Century technologies and ideas for technology-related projects and activities - chericem1 chericem1



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