Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad

Dictionary is a traditional dictionary enhanced with digital features. Users can enter a word into Dictionary by typing, or by tapping the microphone button and verbally pronouncing a word. Dictionary then provides users with the word’s definition, synonyms, related forms, as well as origin and history. Dictionary also provides the word’s alphabetic location in the dictionary. Users are able to “star” their favorite words, translate words into dozens of other languages, and share words over Facebook, Twitter, and email. Dictionary’s home page contains slideshows and blogs related to language for users to peruse. Instructional Ideas When students come…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 7
B. Design - 8.3
C. Engagement - 6.9

7.4

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Dictionary is a traditional dictionary enhanced with digital features. Users can enter a word into Dictionary by typing, or by tapping the microphone button and verbally pronouncing a word. Dictionary then provides users with the word’s definition, synonyms, related forms, as well as origin and history. Dictionary also provides the word’s alphabetic location in the dictionary. Users are able to “star” their favorite words, translate words into dozens of other languages, and share words over Facebook, Twitter, and email. Dictionary’s home page contains slideshows and blogs related to language for users to peruse.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When students come across an unknown word, they can use the Dictionary app to find the word’s definition and “star” it for future reference.
  2. During a month, unit, semester, or entire year, a class can create and decorate a word tree. To do so, a teacher can “plant” a word tree on a bulletin board. Next, as students come across words they do not know, they can write the word and its definition using the Dictionary app on a “leaf” and tape it to the word tree. Over time, the tree will blossom!
  3. As students define words using the Dictionary app, they can keep a record of which words they define by “starring” them. Then, each week, teachers can have students review their list of starred words to help them learn their definitions. Using the words in writing or in conversation will help students retain the words’ meaning.
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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  • Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad Screenshot
  • Dictionary.com Dictionary & Thesaurus for iPad Screenshot