Games can be played individually or as a group using a whiteboard. Teachers signed up can track students' scores and progress. Wordbanks are generated for each student as new words are explored. Badges are earned when milestones are achieved.
When the Subjects tab is clicked a page reveals four main areas: English, humanities, science and Internet technology. Users can upload a word list to assist Wordia in making games. The Videos tab page displays the top five videos, a featured school and the following subjects, English, geography, history, religious education, music, art, drama, science and Internet technology. Videos can be uploaded here. Top games, a featured school, all games and a new adventure game, Journey Through Time, are available when the Games tab is selected.
Featured Today word complete with a video, game and dictionary definition.
Toward the bottom of the home page Top Subject Games , Top Subject Videos along with the Resource Browser listing games by age and subject are found. When a specific game is chosen they may have classroom help and a lesson plan along with the word list.
For those words with videos or games this is an excellent resource. As with all web 2.0 apps preplanning is essential to determine whether an word is part of the Wordia database. I am thinking of uploading a word list prior to my next big unit as well as making a couple of definition videos; this might be the best part of this site---participatory learning.
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