Product Review of Oh, Noah!
This tool uses a variety of features to teach users Spanish vocabulary. This is a story-based interface designed to present a simplified approach to learning languages. It is designed to be a useful resource for Spanish speakers learning English and English speakers learning Spanish. It features characters, games, videos, and activities–all working together to reinforce language learning.
What Users Love About the App
“When PBS is involved, you have a quality product. Oh Noah is documented to be for students 6-8 years of age and makes plain the importance of teaching Spanish due to the changing demographics in our world. Many teachers would, in all probability, agree with this.”
“The website includes highly animated and interactive videos that show the language in operation and invites children to join in the discovery. The games (primarily flash card matching) are perfect for young children – keeps them engaged in speaking Spanish along with their favorite characters.”
“Oh Noah! Is a web-based set of activities based on short webisodes, all designed to introduce children to Spanish words and some simple Spanish phrases. Overall, this website is a good teaching tool for the non-Spanish speaking teacher who will be teaching Spanish.”
“A major strength of the Oh Noah! website is its teacher support materials. With pre-written lesson plans, teachers can use this site as a launching pad for a wide variety of classroom activities, from reading to math to science, all while exposing students to a bit of the Spanish language.”
“Oh Noah is an entertaining way for kids to learn basic Spanish words. The videos keep the kids attention, and the games include fun things like racing for word retention. Oh Noah! can be an important and unique way to infuse larger reading, science, art and culture, math, or social skills lessons with a little something extra.”
What Users Dislike About the App
“Certain things may take a while to load.”