Friday, August 1, 2014

WordWriter - A New Way of Learning Vocabulary Through Writing

Disclosure: BoomWriter is an advertiser on Free Technology for Teachers. 

WordWriter is a new writing tool from BoomWriter. WordWriter allows teachers to create vocabulary lists that they want students to incorporate into a writing assignment. Assignments are distributed directly to students through the class lists that teachers create in their BoomWriter accounts. Students do not need email addresses to receive the assignments. Teachers can log-in at any time to see if and when a student has completed an assignment.

To create an assignment in WordWriter open your BoomWriter admin panel and select WordWriter. Then choose "create a WordWriter project." In your project creation panel enter a set of words that you want students to use in their writing assignments. You can enter as many words as you like. You can specify a word limit for each assignment too. When you're ready to have students start working on the assignment, add them to the assignment by selecting their names from your BoomWriter roster.

Applications for Education
WordWriter assignments offer a good way to have students practice using new vocabulary words in context. Through the assignments you can have students demonstrate their understanding a word's meaning. You could also use WordWriter assignments to assess a student's ability to use the correct form of a verb.