Here’s a quick way of learning new vocabulary!
This is not really a totally original post, because I’ve heard about this wonderful tool from Silal but I thought it was worth sharing it with all of you. Visuwords™ online graphical dictionary is a great tool for teachers, students, writers and, in fact, for everybody. You can look up a word, and apart from getting a definition as in ordinary dictionaries, a word map will start being created with associations with other words and concepts. Here you can see an example:
In the webpage you can enter words into the search box to look them up or double-click a node to expand the tree. Click and drag the background to pan around and use the mouse wheel to zoom. Hover over nodes to see the definition and click and drag individual nodes to move them around to help clarify connections. A great and useful tool. How can we use it in our classes? Leave us a comment.