Award-winning educational technology website BoomWriter Media announced today the launch of its newest feature to its collaborative writing interface: an interactive vocabulary resource aptly named WordWriter. WordWriter delivers a technology-based vocabulary learning experience that is certain to develop greater interest and engagement levels around vocabulary instruction. WordWriter increases students’ overall vocabulary development through application in their own written work, that is then enhanced by the peer review and assessment aspect of the process.
“We’re thrilled that the BoomWriter platform is flexible and allows us to integrate new features like WordWriter,” said Chris Twyman, co-founder and CEO of BoomWriter. “WordWriter is sure to provide an engaging, effective, and personalized vocabulary experience for students, and BoomWriter as a whole is an increasingly dynamic tool for teachers.”
WordWriter features a bright, streamlined interface that easy-to-use for teachers and students alike. Just as with BoomWriter’s collaborative story-writing, students can earn “Boomer Bucks” for the incorporation of the selected vocabulary in their work, which in turn allows them to “purchase” items to customize their personal Boomer avatar. This gamification of the program aims to increase student participation and interest levels, while instilling a love of writing and deeper understanding of important vocabulary.
“As a former teacher, vocabulary is a key element to successful writing skills and development,” said Ken Haynes, co-founder and COO of BoomWriter. “BoomWriter has recognized this need,” Haynes notes, “and continues to expand its products and services to better meet the needs of teachers and students within and beyond the classroom.”
WordWriter provides teachers with an effective and easy to use personalized learning tool that allows them to gauge students’ understanding levels and provide individualized feedback. WordWriter can also spark whole class discussions around word use within the authentic, student-created content. Through WordWriter, students will be utilizing not only writing and 21st century technology skills, but also learning valuable vocabulary in a fun, interactive, and collaborative way. For more information, and to register, please visit: http://www.boomwriter.com/wordwriter.
About BoomWriter Media, Inc.
Serving as an effective and personalized learning resource, award-winning educational technology website BoomWriter is easy-to-use and free for teachers, allowing their students to collaborate with classmates to create, share, and even publish stories and other original content. BoomWriter blends writing and technology use to provide an interactive writing platform that can be integrated into a variety of curricula. BoomWriter lets teachers deliver a fun and engaging personalized learning experience, while students work online to develop their reading, writing, and peer assessment skills. Having originated in a middle school classroom, BoomWriter is now used in over 10,000 elementary, middle and high schools spread throughout more than 60 countries. For more information, please visit http://www.boomwriter.com.