Words With Friends is fun but is it for your classroom?

Submitted 7 years ago
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Pedagogy
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My Take

As teaching tool I can not envision using Words With Friends in my classroom. While it does give good practice in word building I think the offline game of Boggle or Scrabble would be a much better use of time. I find that the actual words that are accepted is very forgiving. The acceptable list of 2 and 3 letter "words" such as AA lead to students just trying any combinations once they figure that out (It happened to me by accident)

How I Use It

Words With Friends is a fun and addicting game that I have been playing for a long time but when I was asked if this should be used in the classroom now the NYC DOE has BYOD I was stumped.