Educational Technology

July 30, 2016

Online literacy challenge excites students

Filed under: Educational Technology — admin @ 12:40 am

by Brett Henebery, the Educator

Based on a gamified digital word building exercise, Word Mania tests various literacy skills, including phonemes, morphemes, spelling, word recognition, vocabulary and word knowledge. Players have three minutes and 15 randomly generated letters to create as many words as possible, with points based on word accuracy and complexity. A week after registrations opened students at more than 600 schools had started practising. Now, with one week to go until the competition rounds start on Monday, 1 August, more than 1,900 schools and 190,000 students have registered to participate. Students have spent more than one million minutes building more than nine million words, with up to 49,000 games played in a single day.

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