Professor Word http://www.professorword.com/ Professor Word
Improve your vocabulary while you surf the web
Get one-click definitions and find SAT®/ACT® vocabulary words on any site.
VSC WordFind http://www.spellingcity.com/wordfind.html VSC WordFind is a fun way to study your spelling and vocabulary words while searching for new words.
How many words can you make using the letters in each word on your list? The more words you find and the faster you find them, the higher your score will be! You may even be ranked on the high score table!
Unused Words http://unusedwords.com/ Unused Words
Unusedwords.com is here to extract your language from the pond of habituation it comfortably floats on. As our follower, you will learn a new word every day; you will learn its etymology, different synonyms to it as well as different uses to the word. New and exciting words lead habitual thought patterns in new directions allowing the thinker to breach conventions.
Graphwords (for the visual learners) http://graphwords.com/word#word Graphwords
An online interactive English dictionary and thesaurus that helps you find the meanings of words and show connections among associated words.
You can easily see the meaning of each by simply placing the mouse cursor over it.
To search for a word, type the word in the search box at the top of the window and press the "Draw" button. You may also press the enter key instead. After searching for a word, the main display will populate with many words and meanings. The word you searched for will appear in the center of the display, and will be surrounded with words and meanings that are related to it.
To save what is currently displayed in the Graph Words, you can press the "Save as image" button on the toolbar.
Dynamo Dictionary http://dynamo.dictionary.com/ Dynamo Dictionary
We provide reliable, free online access to millions of English definitions, synonyms, spelling, audio pronunciations, example sentences, and translations from our Web properties at Dictionary.com, Thesaurus.com, and Reference.com and through our mobile iPhone, BlackBerry, Android and iPad applications and API data services. Dictionary.com's trusted content comes from 15 authoritative licensed and proprietary reference sources, that have helped define the English dictionary as we know it today.
Solve Anagrams http://wordsmith.org/anagram Did you know that parliament is an anagram of partial men? Or, Clint Eastwood an anagram of Old West Action? Someone once said, "All the life's wisdom can be found in anagrams. Anagrams never lie." Here is your chance to discover the wisdom of anagrams.
You can also get anagrams using email. Send a blank message to the wordserver at email@example.com to get the instructions on using Anagram/by/Mail.
Wordia.com is a high-quality online dictionary http://wordia.com/ Wordia.com is a high-quality online dictionary: a professional authoritative textual dictionary but with one big difference...
Like a traditional dictionary, Wordia allows users to search for the spelling, meaning and etymology of a word but what makes Wordia unique is the ability for users to explore the personal connotation of word through video.
Wordshift for creating Word Clouds http://wordsift.com/ Wordshift for creating Word Clouds
WordSift was created to help teachers manage the demands of vocabulary and academic language in their text materials. We especially hope that this tool is helpful in supporting English Language Learners.
Wordsift Tutorial Use in Classrooms
PicLits http://www.piclits.com PicLits.com is a creative writing site that matches beautiful images with carefully selected keywords in order to inspire you. The object is to put the right words in the right place and the right order to capture the essence, story, and meaning of the picture.
Teen Chat Acronym Decoder http://www.teenchatdecoder.com/ Teen Chat Acronym Decoder
Ever wonder what your child is really saying online?
Well now it’s easy to find out with the all new Teen Chat Acronym and Text Abbreviation Decoder!
Quizlet http://quizlet.com Quizlet eats flashcards for breakfast
My mission for Quizlet is to make learning vocabulary not a chore.
Quizlet is free and will remain free to all users. The current plan is to offer targeted advertising on the non-studying pages.
Vocab Grabber http://www.visualthesaurus.com/vocabgrabber/ Vocab Grabber
VocabGrabber analyzes any text you're interested in, generating lists of the most useful vocabulary words and showing you how those words are used in context.
Just copy text from a document and paste it into the box, and then click on the "Grab Vocabulary!" button.
VocabGrabber will automatically create a list of vocabulary from your text, which you can then sort, filter, and save.
EasyDefine http://www.easydefine.com EasyDefine
EasyDefine was initially developed with the intention of speeding up the time people spend looking up vocabulary words.
With this website there is no need to spend countless hours looking up definitions.
All one has to do is copy and paste the word list and all the words will be extracted and defined.
Definitions are taken from Princeton's WordNet 3.0.
WordItOut http://worditout.com/ WordItOut
Transform your text into word clouds!
Simply enter some text and create your word cloud!
VocabSushi http://www.vocabsushi.com/ "VocabSushi is an online verbal test prep service that helps you prepare for standardized tests like the SAT, ACT, and GRE by teaching you vocab words with real-world, contextual examples found in the daily news.
The site crawls the daily news from around the U.S. to find examples of vocab words to show users context of how a word is used while also seeing the definition of the word. VocabSushi has compiled lists of vocab words commonly tested on each standardized test and contains recorded MP3 pronunciations, definitions and sample sentences for every VocabSushi word."
Phraser http://www.pimpampum.net/phrasr/ Phraser ... write any phrase you want and this site will find relevant images ... you could end up with a sentence of images
A fun possibility for students by reversing this ... show them the images and they try and guess the phrase.
(so that's reverse engineering)
WordSift http://www.wordsift.com/ WordSift
WordSift is a tool that was created primarily for teachers. Mainly, think of it playfully - as a toy in a linguistic playground that is available to instantly capture and display the vocabulary structure of texts, and to help create an opportunity to talk and play with language.
WordSift helps anyone easily sift through texts -- just cut and paste any text into WordSift and you can engage in a verbal quick-capture! The program helps to quickly identify important words that appear in the text.
Wordahead : free video vocabulary builder http://www.vocabahead.com/ Wordahead : free video vocabulary builder
Our goal is to include several thousand vocab videos
TCM : Podcast Episode 6 - Building Vocabulary http://www.teachercreatedmaterials.com/podcasts/ TCM : Podcast Episode 6 - Building Vocabulary
Nancy Padak, Rick Newton, and Evangeline Newton talk with Editorial Director Lori Kamola about using Greek and Latin word roots to build students’ vocabulary.
These authors and researchers discuss how teaching Greek and Latin roots can dramatically increase a student's vocabulary, improve comprehension, raise test scores, and create a lifelong interest in word learning.
Wordle http://www.shambles.net/pages/learning/ict/wordle/ Wordle is a toy for generating “word clouds” from text that you provide.
The clouds give greater prominence to words that appear more frequently in the source text. You can tweak your clouds with different fonts, layouts, and color schemes. The images you create with Wordle are yours to use however you like. You can print them out, or save them to the Wordle gallery to share with your friends.
PhotoSoup http://next.yahoo.net/photosoup/ PhotoSoup is a visual word puzzle generator that allows users to create word search puzzles with tag-photo pairs taken from Flickr. The tag is hidden in the puzzle, and only the associated photo is shown as a clue. The objective is to find all hidden tags in the puzzle before you run out of time.
To create and play a new puzzle, you have to provide a topic, such as "zoo". Alternatively, you can use your own username to generate a puzzle that shows your photos. Of course you can also check out the photos your friends have posted on Flickr. Keep in mind, that we only use public Flickr photos that have the Creative Commons Attribution license when generating a PhotoSoup puzzle.
Free Rice http://www.freerice.com/ FreeRice is a sister site of the world poverty site, Poverty.com
Whether you are CEO of a large corporation or a street child in a poor country, improving your vocabulary can improve your life. It is a great investment in yourself.
English Gateway http://www.englishgateway.com Vocabulary topics for intermediate and advanced ESL learners. Audio and culture notes in each topic. Free exercises on idioms, phrasal verbs and collocations. Understand and communicate the way North American really do!
Quizlet (web 2.0) http://quizlet.com/ Quizlet (web 2.0)
My mission for Quizlet is to make learning vocabulary not a chore. I know a lot of teachers assign vocabulary to students, but few students actually "absorb" words into their vocabularies after they take their test.
Which kind of defeats the purpose, right? So Quizlet is my response - it aims to make learning fun, thus make learning effective. At the very least, it can help students do better on quizzes and tests even if they don't fully "absorb" their words.
Quizlet is free and will remain free to all users.
Learn English Vocabulary : Visual ESL http://www.visualESL.com/ Learn English Vocabulary : Visual ESL
Interactive vocabulary tests for ESL learners, created to help you expand, test and revise your vocabulary in a fun way.
In the Zoo | Items in a Room |
English Vocabulary http://www.theenglishvocabulary.com/ English Vocabulary
In any English course, an important point is the acquisition of a rich vocabulary. This one will allow you to express yourself more fluently and will improve your comprehension.
Here you will find words grouped by topics, with their pronunciation and translation to your own language.
Also, you will be able to print exercises which will help you to memorize every topic.
Free Online Vocabulary Trainer - Spanish, German, English http://www.vocabulix.com Free online vocabulary and conjugation trainer. Learn Spanish, German or English.
80 predefined lessons, 2000 expressions and a friendly user interface. It collects also statistics on your performance. Enjoy!!!
The Anagram Engine http://www.easypeasy.com/anagrams/ The Anagram Engine is the Web's most powerful free anagram generator and anagram solver. You can experiment and make your own anagrams, and create and solve crosswords, scrabble, anagrams, puzzles and wordplay, all for free!
Eye on Idioms : Interactive Online Tool http://www.readwritethink.org/classroom-resources/student-interactives/ Eye on Idioms : Interactive Online Tool
Eye on Idioms can be used to introduce students to idioms. The activity includes a series of exercises, in which students view the literal representations of seven idioms and then examine the metaphorical meanings of the idioms.
Vocabulary University http://www.myvocabulary.com/ Vocabulary University
Our educational content features include grade level interactive word puzzles that help expand one's vocabulary (starting with High Elementary - 4th grade - through College Prep). We have also created other Rooty*Hoot*Hoot?brand puzzles using Latin & Greek roots, synonyms, antonyms and analogies.
Participate in these FREE vocabulary puzzles to enhance vocabulary mastery.
Crossword Puzzles | TEST PREP- SAT ACT TOEFL | Alphalaries |
Learn how you can help your students learn
in a fun way, and give yourself a break
at the same time!
Vocabulary Web Games http://www.sheppardsoftware.com/web_games_vocab.htm Vocabulary Web Games
Learn SAT / GRE words | Improve your vocabulary context skills - SAT word list | Improve your vocabulary context skills - expert word list | Learn computer terminology | Learn medical terminology |
Vocabulary Training Exercises http://www.vokabel.com/ Vocabulary Training Exercises : In English, German, French and Spanish
WordCount http://www.wordcount.org/ WordCount
An interactive presentation of the 86,800 most frequently used English words.
WordCoun is an artistic experiment in the way we use language. It presents the 86,800 most frequently used English words, ranked in order of commonness. Each word is scaled to reflect its frequency relative to the words that precede and follow it, giving a visual barometer of relevance. The larger the word, the more we use it. The smaller the word, the more uncommon it is.
Hundreds of Idioms of North American http://www.speak-read-write.com/idiom.html 700-expression guide to North American idioms, defined by context. Suggestions for student and teacher use begin the guide. More free help in articles, short stories, grammar tips and puzzles.
Prognosticate (online game) http://www.prognosticate.com/ Prognosticate (online game)
Ever think you know what someone is about to say? Catch yourself completing other people's sentences? Prognosticate is a game where you can put your skill to test.
In the game, you are shown part of a current news story from either CNN or the BBC. The story stops in mid-sentence and you need to select from a list of words to predict which word comes next in the story.
While playing you get to learn something about what is going on in the world.
Current affairs | current events |