Teacher Review For Free Rice

Great vocabulary builder, other subjects offered are lacking

Susan P.
Classroom teacher
Chilhowee Intermediate School
Knoxville, TN
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My Grades K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 3
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
Practice
Student-driven work
Great with Advanced learners
General
How I Use It
I introduce this with short news videos about the schools and students that benefit from the free rice food program. It is a great discussion and critical thinking starter because the site combines great uses of the Internet - facilitating global awareness and solutions, as will as using technology and Internet resources to facilitate learning.
My Take
This is a great vocabulary game for students to work alone or in competition with others. Nice features: missed questions are repeated, each word can be pronounced with a click, the site encourages philanthropy.