Wednesday, April 13, 2011
Students Track Their Own Vocabulary Progress
As teachers, we constantly require our students to learn new vocabulary and sometimes we struggle with getting students to actually learn the new words instead of just memorize the new words.
Vocabulary.com and VocabSushi.com look like cool tools for helping students learn new words and keep track of their progress.
On the sites, students are quizzed on various words by using context clues and each of their mistakes and correct answers are recorded onto a chart for them review.
The words on the Vocabulary.com site seem to be best for elementary and middle school students, while VocabSushi has various levels from middle school to graduate school.
In order to see their progress on either site, students have to be answer approximately 30-40 questions. If you want to grade students, perhaps require them to email you a photo of the screen that shows their score. (It's easy for them to take a photo or screen capture. Just press the "print screen" or "prt sc" button on the keyboard and then go into Paint or a Word document and press "Paste".)
I think this may make a good independent learning center or anchor activity.