Teacher Review For Dictionary - Merriam-Webster

A quick, useful resource for finding definitions and synonyms.

Dean D.
Classroom teacher
Perrydale School
Amity, OR
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My Rating 3
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 3
Support 3
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Homework
Individual
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
I have used this app with students who take a long time looking up words, or who may have missed a day, and need to catch up. It is also valuable for looking up synonyms. As with most technology, they are more motivated to use this dictionary than the traditional book.
My Take
A useful resource, especially when paper dictionaries are not available, or with young students or ELL. The audio feature allows you to speak the word you are looking for, so you don't need to know the spelling. It will also read the word to you. It is only text, no graphics.