Saturday, November 19, 2011

Vizlingo - A Fun Little Vocabulary Exercise

Vizlingo is an interesting little service for creating and sending short video messages. Here's what it does; you type in a short phrase like "hello world" and Vizlingo will generate a list of short video clips that can be used to demonstrate each word. You can select which clips you want to use then send your video message to your friends via email, social networks, or YouTube.

Applications for Education
Vizlingo might be a fun little way for students to practice recognizing some vocabulary context clues. Not all of the video clips I went through on Vizlingo really matched the words I had typed so I had to sort through to find appropriate clips to match my words. Got Brainy is a service that does a similar sort of activity with images instead of video clips.