Practical examples of using edtech to successfully teach vocabulary

The wide world of the internet has gifted us many vocabulary programs, such as Quizlet, Memrise, and They’re a great starting point for the initial stages of learning new words. These programs provide repetition and interleaved practice of word and definition knowledge to help learners be comfortable with new words.

However, learning words and their definitions is only the beginning of mastering vocabulary. Learners also need to be able to understand the nuances of a word’s connotation, the situations where a word is likely and not likely to be used, how a word may be used within figurative language. Most of all, students need to integrate those words within their own writing, using the words appropriately in context and adjusting affixes as needed.

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