Monday, December 8, 2008

Free Rice Just Got Tastier

Free Rice, the super popular vocabulary game that donates rice for every correct answer, has added a bunch of new categories. You can now play the game with vocabulary terms and identification questions from the areas of art, chemistry, foreign languages, math, and geography.

Applications for Education
Free Rice and games like it are good resources for students to use to review and develop vocabulary. Students like playing Free Rice because they immediately know if they were right or wrong. The instantaneous feedback is part of what makes the game appealing to students. That instantaneous feedback creates a challenge for students to improve their knowledge individually.

A resource similar to Free Rice that focuses on geography is Free Poverty. Some of my high school students enjoy playing this game.