Teacher Review for Visual Thesaurus

A great option for those who need more than a standard print thesaurus.

Adina S.
Technology coordinator
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Math, Science, Social Studies, Arts
My Rating
Learning Scores
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
Student-driven work
Teacher-led lessons
Great with Advanced learners
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
This tools helps students who are looking to find alternative vocabulary when writing or better understand vocabulary when reading. When students type in a word, it provides a word web of the meanings and alternative word options. It really helps make clear for students which alternatives might be appropriate, because parts of speech are also color coded and organized to the side. They can also clearly see which words connect to which distinct meaning of the word. On of the best options is ability to have the word spoken aloud.
My Take
I love this tool an the way it helps students of varying skill levels and types of needs. Students from 4th grade up could make great use of it. To go past just a few uses, you do have to subscribe. For Middle and High School language arts classes, the options it provides over completely free sites, make the price worth it,.