Visuwords.com is a free, online graphical thesaurus. Ender a word in the search fiesl and othe related words appear. Each related word is color-coded based on its part of speech. and linked to the original word using a series of shapes anc colors. Amazing site! One idea is to demonstrate how this site visually represents a word and then have students create their own visual representations of their vocabulary words. The students's own creations could be down on paper or created on a smart board document.
One of my favorite picture dictionaries is from opdome.com.
This dictionary is for the very youngest of our students or perhaps would be good to use as an ESL or foreign language tool. Students can click on a category of words. They then can click on individual pictures and each picture will pronouce the name of the image. Very cute!
_Hi, my name is Melanie Lewis. I am an Instructional Technology Resource Teacher for Amherst County Public Schools,
located in the beautiful state of Virginia. I LOVE my job! I get to
work on my hobby, anything that has to do with computers. I get to work
with teachers and students, and I am definitely a people person. Plus,
I DO NOT have to give grades. Wonderful, huh? Let me know how I can help you better integrate technology into your classroom.
ACPS' 1st computers
I know only one thing about the technology that awaits us in the future: We will find ways to tell stories with it. ~Jason Ohler