Has Word of the Day feature which gives pronunciation, etymology, quotation and date chart. There are fun quizzes and articles about literature and history of words. There are also added worksheets and quizzes on using a dictionary and research in etymology.
Type of Material:
Excellent for in-class and homework, individual, team, lecture, self-paced study
Identify Major Learning Goals:
The site can be used for the following:
1. To learn how to use a dictionary
2. To research etymology of words
3. To learn different aspects of English words (history, development & use)
4. TO improve vocabulary
A wide level of learning activities.
Target Student Population:
This site is set up for use at every age level for grades 6 and up. It could be used as a resource for students and teachers of English language—past, present, and worldwide—as well as English literature, history, law, and many other subjects.
Prerequisite Knowledge or Skills:
It requires basic reading and computer skills.
The site has many uses for improving vocabulary, doing research, and even entertainment. It also is constantly being updated with new articles and interactive games and quizzes which can be shared on social media.
The full use of the site requires a school or library to subscribe, so some of its functions can not be accessed by individuals.
Potential Effectiveness as a Teaching Tool
The site offers worksheets and quizzes, as well as the answers to the quizzes to check their scores. The interactive nature and connection to social media will appeal to students. Excellent features----at all levels
It would not be useful for major tests since the answers are available.
Ease of Use for Both Students and Faculty
The site has lots of interactive options and is easy to use.
The site is large, and one can get lost trying to move between different areas.
Other Issues and Comments:
COST--- requires a subscription. Not all schools have access to all the parts.
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