Teacher Review for Chicktionary

So much better than a worksheet

Sudi S.
Technology coordinator
CEC Middle College Of Denver
Denver, CO
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My Grades 9, 10, 11, 12
My Subjects English Language Arts
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Knowledge gain
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
Remember those worksheets we'd send home with the word scramble for one long word, encouraging students to find all the 3, 4, 5, and 7 letter words possible? This app does the same thing, but in a fun, interactive way.
My Take
This word scramble app appeals to all ages and is a great spelling and vocabulary exercise. It encourages teamwork and vocabulary building. Drawbacks: These are not always words that are in our classroom vocabulary lists. Some of the words are "Scrabble-worthy," meaning they are not words that are familiar, but this can be used to encourage kids to look them up in the dictionary. Positives: Kids will collaborate and work hard to clear the board. There are hints.