How I Use It
My class enjoys using Chicktionary at the end of the day on the smartboard as a group activity. Also, Chicktionary is an incentive to play after completing classwork. Students can use Chicktionary to practice their spelling and word building. I try to maintain a list of high Chicktionary scores earned throughout the year as a competition-based motivator for students. Students enjoy Chicktionary individually, working with partners, in small groups and as a class. They also really enjoy when I help when they are stuck!
Chicktionary is a game-based spelling word building app with a barnyard theme that gives users seven letters from which they are to create words. Points are scored upon successful creation of a word, based on its length of three to seven letters. At the end of a game, users have the option to view all the words that could have been created with the group of letters. Chicktionary allows users to choose between timed and untimed games. Lastly, users are able to pause a game and return to it at a later time. Students enjoy hearing the clucking noise effects and the ability to earn points, as well as shake the letters into different orders to help build words.