Giant Picture Dictionary

Giant Picture Dictionary provides users with a dictionary of words, and each entry includes a definition and image. From the app’s main screen, users can choose if they want to browse or search words. The “Browse” option lets users scroll the app’s list of words alphabetically while the “Search” option lets users type a word into the search field for the app to find. In addition, users can tap the “Random” pick option from the app’s main screen, and the app will automatically present users with a word. Instructional Ideas When students come across a word they do…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 5.9
B. Design - 7.5
C. Engagement - 7

6.8

Giant Picture Dictionary: An App for Early Literacy

Summary : A Picture Dictionary with over 1800 words

Giant Picture Dictionary provides users with a dictionary of words, and each entry includes a definition and image. From the app’s main screen, users can choose if they want to browse or search words. The “Browse” option lets users scroll the app’s list of words alphabetically while the “Search” option lets users type a word into the search field for the app to find. In addition, users can tap the “Random” pick option from the app’s main screen, and the app will automatically present users with a word.

Instructional Ideas

  1. When students come across a word they do not know when reading a text, they can search for the word in this app. Teachers can also require students to paraphrase the word’s definition and draw a new image that represents it. Students can use an Artwork Production app to complete this assignment.
  2. Teachers can present students a word from this app, and they can require students to write the word in a sentence. Students can write their sentences using an Office app.
  3. Teachers can use this app as a springboard for a vocabulary activity. For example, teachers can assign students a word that is in this app, and require them to locate the word in order to complete a Frayer box. With the Frayer box, students will place the word in the middle, and include antonyms, synonyms, a definition for the word, and use the word in a sentence. Students can create their Frayer box using an Artwork Production app to create the Frayer box 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

 
Screenshots

  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot

 

  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot
  • Screenshot