One of the most popular mobile word games has been tailored to educators and students across the world, with the launch of Words With Friends EDU.
The game is one of the Apple App Store's 50 top 10 free games of all time, and with 55 million matches played at any moment, the game is entertaining players worldwide.
The EDU edition was developed in conjunction with teachers and educational experts to gamify lesson plans and align with core standards. The game was also beta-tested in 20 classrooms with 1500 students states Zynga, the app's creator.
The new Words With Friends EDU will help intermediate and high school students learn 'high-value academic words' using a number of techniques, such as:
While there is no customised version available for the New Zealand curriculum so far, the app is now available through Apple's App Store, Google play for Android tablets and the web.