Teacher Review For Dictionary - Merriam-Webster

Great online tool.

Pamela K.
Media specialist/librarian
Alpharetta High School (Alpharetta, GA)
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My Grades 9, 10, 11
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Homework
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
As a teaching tool students use in the media center to look up the word of the SAT word of the day. We have a word wall that they then post the definitions on. Our student like using the online version of the dictionary it is fast and easy.Using this app is in line with the reading and literature Common Core Learning Standards. It also will cover ELA for Reading: Informational Texts, Reading: Foundational Skills, Writing/Speaking & Listening and Language.
My Take
Great tool to engage students! All Media Centers should be using this online tool for our 21st century learners. I love how I don't need internet access for the dictionary and also the word of the day function. It's helpful to be able to save words as favorites as well. My only complaint is the synonyms. There are very few or none on some words, and most do not have antonyms. None have near synonyms or near antonyms, which would be useful. Other than that, very helpful. Love the voice action for spelling purposes. However, a spell check type of recognition on a word search would be helpful.