“Word Is” lets users write down their own definitions of what words mean to them and then rate which ones they like best.
Some of the definitions can be a bit esoteric, so I wouldn’t recommend it as a place for English Language Learners to study for vocabulary development (though I’m sure they would pick-up some useful info). However, it would be a nice place for students to write their own definitions.
I’m adding it to The Best Places Where Students Can Write For An “Authentic Audience.”
Neat! It is so important for students to get authentic practice. This will help them study and learn vocabulary faster. I would have loved to have activities like this when I was in school!