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Resources U use..?

Posted by Sobia Ali on March 24, 2015 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (2)

!السلام علیکم


Have you used the material on this site? How about the resources mentioned on links page? Which website/ software have you found useful for teaching beginning Urdu learners?


Do share! 



Any Suggestions??

Posted by Sobia Ali on March 13, 2015 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (1)

Please provide feedback or suggestions regarding the content on this website.


 

 

Which of the Urdu Words activities have you tried so far?


 

 

What did you like?


 

 

What did you dislike?


 

 

Good or bad?


 

 

Yes or no?


 

 

Let it out! :mad:

How You Can Contribute

Posted by Sobia Ali on March 13, 2015 at 8:10 AM Comments comments (2)

First, a little 'prelude'. I had decided to put up this website in 2006 as at that time, I could find little to no online resources for helping children learn to read Urdu. Not being a computer person (by that I mean I'm not a graphic designer/ digital artist, not to mention IT or Computer Science professional... in other words, a complete amateur!), it was rather time consuming and taxing for me to consult online tutorials to try and learn how to create the simplest of games! By and by, I began to come across other sites with similar purposes and my own efforts started waning somewhat... as I felt that I could relax and let the professionals take over and do a better job!


However, after still continuing to receive so many encouraging and heartwarming comments on this website and more so via email, I would like to sincerely thank my visitors for your overwhelming support and let you all know that I have decided upon a massive upgrade!! And for that, I could do with some helping hands :) So if you think that this effort of mine in the cause of preserving our "mother tongue" (thus our heritage) is worthy enough, and/or if your children or students have gained some benefit from my work, please consider pitching in by:


1) Linking to UrduWords!

Simply share the URL (by using the 'share' tool on the home page or by copy/pasting the following link: http://urduwords.webs.com ... Spread the word!!


2) Planting ideas in my head ;)

You can apprise me of how I could improve upon the existing material or come up with suggestions for new content! I would, of course, acknowledge you by name or inititals... howsoever you wish :)


3) Creating your own Urdu teaching material!

You could make games, activities, workbooks, flashcards, even songs etc. and allow me to host them on this website... again, with full acknowledgement on my part :) I've already been linking to other Urdu websites, so keep them coming!


4) Advising me with your valuable insight!

Please provide me with feedback, *constructive* criticism, analysis & so on... about what works or how it could work better and I'll try and incorporate your pearls of wisdom into my future upgrade plans ;)


5) Financially supporting the upkeep of UrduWords!

Last, but not the least, in order to accommodate more & more resources, I plan to upgrade from a free server to a 'premium' one soon. In this regard, it would be really generous of you to click the button below and donate a small sum of money consider buying at least some of the PowerPoints if not all!!l :D 


Long time visitors may have noticed that some of the content that used to be totally free of cost is now being monetized... I felt the need to take this step since hardly any donations were collected in all this time... and funds are still required, primarily to help offset the cost of expanding this website! However, resources such as worksheets and Flash previews for some of the PowerPoints shall remain freely accessible to one and all :)


 بڑی مہربانی

Feedback - Sept to Nov 2013

Posted by Sobia Ali on November 11, 2013 at 5:15 AM Comments comments (0)

Thanks to all of you who've been sending me 'quick feedback' on the activities (via the PowerPoints page). Here are the results so far:


Everyday Words - 6 votes

Dot to Dot - 3 votes

Adhi Ashkal - 1 vote

Intact Letters - 1 vote

Colour Names - 1 vote

Sounds j ch h kh - 1 vote

Jore Tore - 1 vote

Alif n Zabar - 3 votes

Phonics - 1 vote

Aam Alfaz - 1 vote


From now, please use the easypolls page for sending feedback!  :)

 

Lesson Plan ideas?

Posted by Sobia Ali on September 28, 2013 at 12:45 AM Comments comments (0)

Salaam,

One of the members has requested some lesson plans. At the moment, there are the flash & powerpoint activities only.

If you have used any of the activities as part of your lessons, please guide other members as well on how to construct lessons around these activities or vice versa :)

Thanks.

good show

Posted by Sobia Ali on August 18, 2013 at 7:30 AM Comments comments (1)

[Posted by BiBi in the previous forum]

Quite frankly speaking this is an excellent website. I am sure many parents, themselves the product of english-only classes would desire to try this website first and being more or less delighted with the outcome, see to it that their children access it and benefit from its *Weak -Urdu- users friendly *pragmatic approach. Parents who like to supervise the children's homework would like to include the play/lessons/worksheets which lend enthusiasm, encouragement and incentive to the efforts of the little scholars!


A suggestion- if there was a full translation in Urdu of the good introduction with an options button available that would be wonderful. :)