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Word Dynamo

Thursday, November 17, 2011

Today I discovered a cool new tool thanks to a blog post over at iLearn Technology!  It's called Word Dynamo & it's a part of Dictionary.com.

With Word Dynamo you can do several different things:

  • Take a 10 word "quiz" & get an estimate of how many words you know.  You choose the level to use (elementary, middle school, etc.).  Once you're done, you can do a variety of activities designed to increase your vocabulary.  Totally random words...but I bet kids would enjoy seeing their estimated vocabulary increase!
  • As a teacher you can create a word list for students to use...they can take quizzes, type the word given the definition, etc.  You can select a definition from their list (not kid-friendly) or write your own definition.
  • Search for lists already created by others & use those.
There are MANY ways this could be used in any subject...have FUN!

Kristen

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