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countries/languages/world music guessing game
« on: May 12, 2016, 02:25:55 AM »
https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B__OH0eUDwWHUExkXzZlOVd5MFk

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My quest to have students learn about different countries and about the world at large continues - hence I'm using another world map  -

All of the instructions are on the first slide.

The intro is a bit long - perhaps too long - so skip it if you like ;)

This game is interesting because you can play this game not just with students but also your friends - you might learn quite a bit about how much they know about the world at large, as well as how good they are at telling languages apart. 

Enjoy

PS.  Still working on the space exploration game - my epic follow up to the x-men bomb game. 
« Last Edit: May 12, 2016, 05:22:29 PM by maximmm »
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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #1 on: May 12, 2016, 12:48:22 PM »
Dude you've become quite the artist. i used your x-men game with my grade 6's and I shall be using this with them too!

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« Reply #2 on: May 12, 2016, 01:27:42 PM »
Dude you've become quite the artist. i used your x-men game with my grade 6's and I shall be using this with them too!

Cheers!

Thanks - I'm going to make one more improvement to this game today (where the videos will all be bigger and more centered -and it will be possible to play all 3 videos per slide without going back to the main map) - will post an update later

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #3 on: May 12, 2016, 05:19:23 PM »
The game has been fixed (it wasn't broken per se but...)

Font size for answers has been increased.
There was one song that played in two slides - that has been fixed and a Korean song was added (there were only 2 before - now there are 3 as is the case for most other countries - except for Greenland - I'm using 2 songs from Greenland and 4 from Canada).

Videos have now been centered and enlarged - and you can now play all 3 videos without having to go back to the main map.

Here is the updated version - https://drive.google.com/open?id=0B__OH0eUDwWHUExkXzZlOVd5MFk

You'll be amazed just how little students know about the world -
I've played an early variation of this game 2 days ago.  I asked my students if they have ever seen a foreign movie or listened to foreign music - most of them said no.  Now, I know that's not true, since most of them do know one or two American singers and they have certainly seen enough American films, but I'd venture to say that most of them have never heard Hindi, Russian, French, etc songs.  In other words, foreign language to them truly is foreign and in many cases they don't even know what people in other countries look like. 

It's worse than that - in one case, two of my students upon seeing/listening to the 2ne1 song guessed that they were Chinese singing in Chinese.

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #4 on: May 16, 2016, 01:35:29 PM »
What are the answers?

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #5 on: May 16, 2016, 02:19:27 PM »
What are the answers?

after the song finishes playing, under one of the icons an 'answer' box should pop up - if you click on it, the answer will be revealed. 
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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #6 on: May 31, 2016, 11:17:02 AM »
Hi Maximm,

This looks great, i loved your x-men game. however, it doesn't work for me. I'm on the map, and I click a country, no problem. However, then there's no links in the icons. Whenever I click them, it just goes to the nxt country. Any ideas?

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #7 on: May 31, 2016, 11:36:40 AM »
Hi Maximm,

This looks great, i loved your x-men game. however, it doesn't work for me. I'm on the map, and I click a country, no problem. However, then there's no links in the icons. Whenever I click them, it just goes to the nxt country. Any ideas?

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I've just downloaded the game again to see if there are any errors - everything still works fine.

Perhaps try it via one of the free microsoft PPT viewers?  At least then you can rule out a problem with the PPT software on your end. 

I should note that I had a few problems with my PPT on several school computers - if they don't have certain codecs installed, audio/video might not work. 
Still, hyperlinks worked on all computers, so the problem you are experiencing is somewhat unusual. 

I should say,

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #8 on: June 20, 2016, 03:31:08 PM »
Im having trouble since the video doesnt go away after i play it so i cant see the answers or click the other videos... am i hitting something wrong? or is there an easy fix? Im on korean ppt of course, otherwise id probably be able to play around with it

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #9 on: June 20, 2016, 06:58:24 PM »
Im having trouble since the video doesnt go away after i play it so i cant see the answers or click the other videos... am i hitting something wrong? or is there an easy fix? Im on korean ppt of course, otherwise id probably be able to play around with it

Try opening it via PPT viewer (download it from the microsoft site) and let me know if the problem persists.

Otherwise, just follow the instructions on the first slide, it should work (I've just downloaded the file and checked to make sure nothing has been changed). 
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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #10 on: June 27, 2016, 07:44:00 PM »
My students loved your game!  They would like to know the artists/name of song.  If possible, do you have a general list?

Thanks much for all your hard work and talent!

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« Reply #11 on: June 27, 2016, 08:27:10 PM »
That could be a bit of a problem.  After I downloaded them from youtube, I changed the file names to 'China/Korea/etc). 
I still have the full songs on my PC (I'm not sure if the unused portions were deleted by PPT upon compression).  I can recall around 30-40 percent of the singers/songs - and I probably can find others again as well.  Let me know which country singers/songs interest you in particular and I'll get back to you.

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2017, 03:20:30 PM »
so good~

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2017, 11:38:57 AM »
I tried to download the updated version but it says there is a network error. Any ideas what's going on?

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« Reply #14 on: April 21, 2017, 02:07:55 PM »
I tried to download the updated version but it says there is a network error. Any ideas what's going on?

The link in the first post leads to the updated version.

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Re: countries/languages/world music guessing game
« Reply #15 on: April 21, 2017, 02:42:38 PM »
I tried to download the updated version but it says there is a network error. Any ideas what's going on?

Just tried it and it worked for me. Thanks for the great idea maximmm! I'm coming up on the last few months of my time at my schools and am growing tired of trying to convince my Japanese co-teachers to use communicative activities in class that they then proceed to ruin by translating or removing anything remotely fun/challenging. I'm gonna try to convince them to allow some "cultural" lessons such as these instead. If they won't allow me to teach English effectively, then at the very least I want my students to gain an interest in the wider world and enjoy themselves while doing so dammit.

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« Reply #16 on: April 21, 2017, 03:20:23 PM »
I tried to download the updated version but it says there is a network error. Any ideas what's going on?

Just tried it and it worked for me. Thanks for the great idea maximmm! I'm coming up on the last few months of my time at my schools and am growing tired of trying to convince my Japanese co-teachers to use communicative activities in class that they then proceed to ruin by translating or removing anything remotely fun/challenging. I'm gonna try to convince them to allow some "cultural" lessons such as these instead. If they won't allow me to teach English effectively, then at the very least I want my students to gain an interest in the wider world and enjoy themselves while doing so dammit.

No problem.  I'm struggling with my new co-teacher this year as well, so I hear you.
Having said that, I played this game again a few weeks ago, and it worked out great.  I played it twice, actually - with the same class.  It was no less fun during the second time (a week later), and I was pleased to see that students actually remembered what some of the countries were famous for, as well as the country/language for some of the repeated songs (they really struggled during the first playthrough). 

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