I Have a Literacy Dream

I have been fascinated with the dictionary tool-tip – a Get Firefox add-on and have used it quite extensively.

I would like to add a dictionary to that tool-tip, a picture dictionary for young readers.

I can see how technology can help with decoding and vocabulary with this new dictionary.

I am making my first attempt at this dictionary with first graders.

My goal is to:

  1. have kids learn vocabulary words through drawing them
  2. publish those drawings on my web site
  3. record young voices reading those words
  4. publish those recordings to my page
  5. write sentences or stories that contain these vocabulary words and link to the drawings and embed pronunciations of these words.

Here is an example.

3 Comments Already

  1. Jamie said:
    February 7, 2008 at 12:24 pm     Permalink

    I think this is a great idea! What a wonderful on-going project for a primary/elementary teacher to do. Over time (a couple of years) they could have an extensive list of vocabulary on their site! I’d be interested to know how you added the audio with the little play button next to the term!

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