If you’ve ever been to Dictionary.com you know what a wonderful resource it is for either a quick definition or a more complex dive into word etymology. This is a much needed tool for the classroom, boasting nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions. No internet connection is needed either to access the dictionary or thesaurus, which makes accessing such a rich tool an easy thing indeed.
Application for Education: Dictionary.com is an invaluable tool for the student. No matter the age group or subject area, this application comes into its own. The really neat thing about this application, and other dictionaries, is the paperless outcome for the classroom. No longer do you need to have shelves of dictionaries that sit there until the teacher reminds the students to use them. Here is a portable, lightweight and up to date reference…oh, and it’s free.
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