Teachers: How many times does this happen? You pass out copies of an engaging news story, assign your students to read it for homework, and then lead a spirited 10-minute discussion of the article at the beginning of class the next day. If your answer is "Not often enough," you are not alone. Continue reading...
One of the benefits of Vocabulary.com is how quickly teachers can set up classes and get students learning words through our game. But now, using a handy Classroom Starter Kit, we're hoping teachers will first review best practices and some of the game's in and outs as they get started using the game. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
Last school year, we noted an interesting trend among the most successful schools playing in our annual Vocabulary Bowl: they were operating in an environment of district-wide play. Continue reading...
With the school year starting up, it's the best time to map out how best to make vocabulary mastery an integral part of your curriculum. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
Teachers: One of the best ways to motivate your students on Vocabulary.com is to show them evidence of their own success. But how do you define "success"? Set a goal. Here, we share eight strategies we've observed from real teachers using Vocabulary.com in their classrooms. The strategies can be used in schools and classrooms large and small, and range from goals for individual learners to leaderboards that put word learning in a national, and highly competitive, context. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary Bowl
Recently we were able to interview Jessica Conrad, a speech language pathologist and technology integration specialist with the Johnson County and Surrounding Schools district in Franklin, IN, who had just reviewed Vocabulary.com for her district website. Her review had highlighted a feature that might not jump out at you at first: hints. Continue reading...
Did you know you can share words from the Vocabulary.com Dictionary on Facebook, Twitter and other social media with a single click? You can. Here's how. Continue reading...
Topics: Vocabulary
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