Hello- As a wealth of information comes flying into my computer these days, I try to keep up. I am learning how to use Diigo, a network of people sharing their bookmarks, and seeing all of the wonderful things that other people are finding and taking the time to share. One site that a diigo friend of mine shared is called Free Rice 2.0. It is www.freerice.com and is an interactive vocabulary building site that teachers can use with their students. The vocabulary is separated by subject. When a question pops up with four choices, the student can click on their answer. Then it either tells them they are correct, or incorrect and provides the correct answer. The questions answered incorrectly will be cycled back through so it is to your advantage to read the answer they show you.

The COOLEST thing about this site, is that for each correct answer, 10 grains of rice are donated through the World Food Programme to help end hunger!!! The students are getting smarter and feeding someone at the same time! The subjects are Art, Chemistry, Language Learning, English, Geography and Math. Those subjects also have sub categories to focus in more on the vocabulary your students need to review. You can also sign in and set up groups so your students can track how many grains of rice they donate. Maybe a little contest would really motivate the students!!

As I learn more from Diigo I will continue to share! What a great world of Social Networking!

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