ICT Tip: On-line English Dictionary and Thesaurus

Quick overview: An on-line English Dictionary (www.dictionary.com) and Thesaurus (www.thesaurus.com). Both are easy to use and quick to search.

How can it be used in the classroom: If your students ever need to use a paper dictionary or a thesaurus in your classroom, try sharing this resource with them. By enabling them to access this information more quickly, it may encourage them to look things up more often. Even if you’re a new teacher to ICT, you’ll have no problem explaining how to use these two sites. One simply types in a word and then clicks “search” to look it up – that’s it! An added feature is that if your student’s spelling of a word is off, a few possible suggestions (of what they were possibly looking for) will pop up.

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