When Words With Friends came out I was SERIOUSLY addicted. But really. I was obsessed! Who wasn't?! I had about 20 different games going with family members, friends, and people I didn't even know. Although I wasn't very good, I enjoyed the competition and the brain power required to come up with words that were worth the most points. Last year (while teaching 4th grade) my students LOVED playing the Words With Friends board game during recess and center time.
Then today I stumbled across Words With Friends EDU! My kiddos would have LOVED this! How awesome of a game to play during Word Work time! Or maybe during a transition time, or maybe during recess! The possibilities are endless! You could have classroom challenges or even school wide challenges. This is TOO cool not to share. The teacher can even play too!
Here is a QUICK START GUIDE to using Words With Friends EDU in your classroom. Currently they offer classes for 2nd grade and up!
And until 12/2/16, Words With Friends EDU is giving every teacher who creates their first class a $10.00 DonorsChoose.org giftcard (Up to $10,000)! Here is the link to the post so that you can submit your code to get your giftcard.
I would love to hear how you are planning on using Words With Friends EDU in the classroom!
Until next time!
I am amazed at the wealth of knowledge that is at our fingertips. We can call anyone around the world and have access to heaps of things that once weren't even imaginable. One simple feature on our phones that is often forgotten about is FaceTime.
Last Friday, my students took a "trip" to the US Airforce base in California. My students got to see the inside of a KC-10 Extender, which is an in flight refueler. We got to practice our speaking and listening skills by talking to members of the US Airforce that work on these planes. HOW AMAZING! I am extremely thankful to these members who took time out of their days off to share such an amazing experience with my kindergarten students.
Just imagine where FaceTime can take you! There are so many groups out there that focus on mystery skypes, virtual penpals, etc. The world is literally at our fingertips. Think of people you already know, and think of how it could fit into your lesson plans.
Are you interested in connecting your class to other classes around the world? Right now Skype-a-thon is going on! Click HERE to register.
How can I use FaceTime/Skype in the classroom?