Help With Friends!

If you’re a fan of Words With Friends by Zynga, you might like my new Android application. Now, let me add a little disclaimer here.  As a former educator, I was never a fan of a student using a reference as an answer, verbatim.  If they used the reference to gather information and understand the information, I believe they could use that and paraphrase it as much as they wanted.  This app aims to do just that.  In Words With Friends, strategy in tile placement and defensive thinking is just as important as using the longest, highest point words.  This app will come up with all the playable words in Words With Friends, based on the letter tiles you give it.  It will also give you the option to quickly look up the definition of the word.  You can actually expand your vocabulary if you use this option!

Has anybody heard of that Bananagrams game?  I played this game with my nephew, but we changed the rules where you had to use the app to find a word you didn’t know, then use the dictionary option to learn the word.  By the end of the game, we had a bunch of words linked together that we didn’t know before the game.  We went through after the game was over and did a recap of all the definitions.  He learned quite a bit.  Give it a try!


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