Teacher Review for Words With Friends EDU

Fun, social gaming with an educational purpose.

Matthew F.
Classroom teacher
Valleyview Middle School
Denville, NJ
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My Grades 6, 7
My Subjects Social Studies
My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Knowledge gain
Practice
Great with Advanced learners
ELL
General
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Students used at the beginning of the class year, which doubled as an icebreaker. Then students play throughout the year, as an extension activity, or as the focal point of a lesson.
My Take
The Power Words make the game even more adaptable for classroom use. The player experience is also in-tact from the commercial version, keeping a focus on fun through wordplay. The dashboard and lesson plan ideas are incredibly useful. When I had students play, they quickly had multiple games at once. As an unintended result, students learned digital citizenship through social play, all in the safe space of the virtual classroom's "walled garden."