Building the Ultimate Word Wall

There is a wealth of research to suggest that vocabulary knowledge is the single best predictor of student academic achievement across all curriculum areas. Experts agree, if given the opportunity to receive effective vocabulary instruction, most students can acquire vocabulary at rates that will improve their comprehension and also their chances for success in school. Even the Common Core identifies Academic Vocabulary as one of the six big shifts. It’s clear that educators need to spend some time teaching it.

Digging deeper into vocabulary means more than just sending students to a dictionary to look up the definition. Students must interact with  new vocabulary.  Opportunities to use words, explore them within different contexts, and create non-linguistic representations of words will help them do more than just memorize them. ThingLink is well-suited for the task and to illustrate this we are Building the Ultimate Word Wall!

Explore the Ultimate Word Wall

The Ultimate Word Wall began in June, 2014 as part of the ThingLink Teacher Challenge. The wall has been growing as the activity has continued to be used. Explore these examples and think about creating your own vocabulary ThingLink and adding it to the wall.

 

Learn How to Use the Ultimate Word Wall

We’re hosting a webinar on Tuesday, November 10th at 8:oo PM EDT, as part of our series, Transforming Teaching & Learning with ThingLink EDU. Sign up to join the live broadcast, or to receive the archived version in your inbox.

–> Register: Build the Ultimate Word Wall 

 

Contribute to the Ultimate Word Wall

We hope you will publish an interactive vocabulary launcher on the Ultimate Word Wall. Visual directions are below, or watch the demo in the archived webinar.

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More About this Webinar Series

This webinar is part of our webinar series, Transforming Teaching & Learning with ThingLink EDU. Please visit our webinars page for the complete schedule with links to resources.

 

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Susan Oxnevad
Susan Oxnevad is the Director of Education at ThingLink. She strives to build a powerful network of educators who share a passion for using ThingLink to transform teaching and learning. In addition, she also hosts ThingLink webinars for educators and blogs about thoughtful ways to leverage the power of technology for teaching and learning on the ThingLink Blog for Education. Follow her on Twitter @soxnevad
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