Vocabulary.co.il

Free! Vocabulary.co.il contains dozens of simple word games. To access the games, users will first need to load the website and then choose the type of game they wish to play from the menu on the left of the screen. The games for that category then load and users can choose the difficulty level of the game based on the age-group selections available. At this point, users will need to click the game they wish to play, read the directions, and then click the “Play” button to begin. As users play the game, they earn points and advance stages by…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 6
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 7.7

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Online Word Games Just Waiting for You and Your Students!

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Vocabulary.co.il contains dozens of simple word games. To access the games, users will first need to load the website and then choose the type of game they wish to play from the menu on the left of the screen. The games for that category then load and users can choose the difficulty level of the game based on the age-group selections available. At this point, users will need to click the game they wish to play, read the directions, and then click the “Play” button to begin. As users play the game, they earn points and advance stages by answering questions, moving objects, and solving puzzles and/or using language in different ways!

Instructional Ideas

  1. Before teaching a skill, teachers can have students complete a game and record their score. Next, teachers can lead students through a lesson about the skill emphasized in the game. After the lesson, teachers can have students play the same game again and record their score. Finally, teachers can have students compare the two scores to see if they improved based on the lesson.
  2. As a reward or if there is extra time during the day, teachers can have students play games on this website and record their progress. As students play the games, teachers can make sweeps around the room to support students as needed. After playing the games, teachers can ask students questions about their experience including: (1) What words did you learn?, (2) What games did you play and what skills do you use while playing them?, and (3) Have you ever seen the words that were part of the game before and, if so, where did you see them?
  3. After teaching a lesson about a certain topic, teachers can have students play a game that reinforces that topic. After playing the game, teachers can have students explain to them what they did and how they used the skill from the lesson to complete the game.
  4. To develop students’ reading, writing, and math abilities along with interpersonal skills, teachers can have students play and complete these games in pairs. To add a twist, teachers can have one student tell the second what to do to complete the activity. The second student will then complete the activity based on the directions from the first student. After completing the activity, teachers can have students swap roles and complete the next activity.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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