How I Use It
Students typically utilize Free Rice as a supplemental activity. In my experience, it's a great activity for students to fill a 3-5 minute transition time or other small windows of time. It has an addictive quality coupled with a reward system (rice grains) that keeps the engagement high. I gave relatively low ratings for Pedagogy because it is not a very deep or complex program. Teachers using the program should not have high expectations that students will gain deeper levels of comprehension of vocabulary.
This program provides a quick opportunity for students to engage in vocabulary learning and practice. Free Rice also supports some global awareness and allows students to contribute to ending of world hunger. It is not a site/program that will support deeper thinking or application of skills learned.