Teacher Review for Free Rice

Learn something and help someone at the same time!

Deb S.
Classroom teacher
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Social Studies
My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Individual
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
How I Use It
I introduce this during social studies with sixth graders, and many students choose to do this on their own at home. It's a good place to work on improving vocabulary and is a great activity for students to use during free time or while waiting for other students to finish work. Students can challenge themselves in a fun, non-threatening activity and do something to fight hunger at the same time.
My Take
This site allows students to take multiple-choice online quizzes on a variety of subjects and “earn” rice that is donated to the United Nations World Food Program. As users get correct answers, a visual of a rice bowl fills up, showing how much they’ve donated. As students get correct answers the level of difficulty will increase. Incorrect answers are repeated. Students can also learn about how to fight hunger. Users can play on their own, join other groups, or teachers can create their own groups.This is a legitimate site that has been online for several years.