|Grade Taught:||10th - 12th|
|Using Vocabulary.com for:||1 year|
... they rise to that challenge, and they do so with a decorum that is of the highest degree you could possibly expect of kids their age.
What we're doing now is figuring out: How do kids of this generation learn? And how do they learn well?
I started to realize, well you know, if this is challenging me, I wonder what it would do for our students who are significantly lower on reading levels than I am?
What Vocabulary.com has done is working, and it's actually getting kids out there engaged with something that used to be used for punishment!
Even the lowest performer in other areas of class could become the class vocabulary champion for any given day.
The camaraderie you see is pretty cool.
You can see the evidence of their working with vocabulary in their writing, in the speed at which they take their standardized tests, and their ability to actually communicate with you.
This is a way to bridge that gap and the ability to learn, and it raises the ceiling for them.
It's showing them that they can excel at whatever they really want to put their minds to.
I don't think you could put a dollar tag on what it actually offers these kids.