A Great Online Dictionary and Thesaurus for Students

Wordsmyth and Lexipedia are a couple of great dictionary and thesaurus tools for students. Wordsmyth offers a picture dictionary for younger students along with a full dictionary that will meet the needs of high school and tertiary students, Lexipedia makes using a thesaurus fun by providing a visual network of words, their base words, prefixes and suffixes.

A Great Online Dictionary and Thesaurus for Students

Wordsmyth and Lexipedia are a couple of great dictionary and thesaurus tools for students.  Wordsmyth offers a picture dictionary for younger students along with a full dictionary that will meet the needs of high school and tertiary students, Lexipedia makes using a thesaurus fun by providing a visual network of words, their base words, prefixes and suffixes.

Merriam-Webster: Word Central

Merriam Webster's Word Central is a great place for teachers and struggleing spellers to refine their understanding of the queens language.  You can build your own custom dictionary, learn about the daily buzz-word, play some word games and find some teacher resoruces.

take a look at Word Central Here.

Teaching Mathematics Easily with Maths Is Fun

 Thanks to Scott @ www.mytopten.com.au

Mathisfun.com is a great website dedicated to working through all the steps in solving various mathematical problems. It has fantastic descriptions of all the concepts, from geometry to number and delivers one of the most comprehensive instructional dictionaries for Mathematics that I have seen. Although it lacks in interactive ability, this site is a must for all of your bookmarks.

Check it out now and have your children use it as a personal tool for their mathematical toolbox.

Online Visual Dictionary for teachers and students

The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.

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When you know what something looks like but not what it’s called, or when you know the word but can’t picture the object, The Visual Dictionary has the answer. In a quick look, you can match the word to the image.

The Visual Dictionary is more than a reliable resource of meticulously labeled images—it innovates by combining dictionary-scale definitions with exceptional illustrations, making it the most complete dictionary.

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The Visual Dictionary is an indispensable visual reference that goes beyond object identification to answer questions about function, significance and purpose. Ideal for teachers, parents, writers, translators and students of all skill levels, it helps the user understand a phenomenon and quickly grasp the meaning of a term, the characteristics of an object or simply learn something new.

Access it here

Wordnik: The web's best dictionary and thesaurus

Sometimes you come across apps and tools on the web that just serve the purpose they were designed to do and Wordnik is definitely a brilliant example of this.  Wordnik is quite simply the best online dictionary site and should be in the favourites bar of every teacher and student.

Wordnik is a true 2010 web dictionary.  For example if you search the word cat it will give you all of the stock standard dictionary definitions and meanings on the word but you will also find examples of using the word correctly in a sentence from various articles across the web.

You will also find an audio file for correct pronunciation and flickr photos relating to the word.  To further this you will also find data relating to the use of the word and references to it in Twitter.

All in all Wordnik  has taken the role of the Oxford style of dictionary which has been pretty stagnant for nearly 200 years and introduced a range of web 2.0 technologies to enhance it's use as a learning and reference tool.  Check out Wordnik here.

Merriam Webster - Visual Dictionary Online

The Visual Dictionary is designed to help you find the right word at a glance. Filled with stunning illustrations labeled with accurate terminology in up to six languages, it is the ideal language-learning and vocabulary dictionary for use at school, at home or at work.

Detail

When you know what something looks like but not what it’s called, or when you know the word but can’t picture the object, The Visual Dictionary has the answer. In a quick look, you can match the word to the image.


The Visual Dictionary is more than a reliable resource of meticulously labeled images—it innovates by combining dictionary-scale definitions with exceptional illustrations, making it the most complete dictionary.



Detail

The Visual Dictionary is an indispensable visual reference that goes beyond object identification to answer questions about function, significance and purpose. Ideal for teachers, parents, writers, translators and students of all skill levels, it helps the user understand a phenomenon and quickly grasp the meaning of a term, the characteristics of an object or simply learn something new.

Access it here