The Dictionary.com site, an Ask.com service, is a free, quick reference site with access to a dictionary (of course), a daily crossword, word games, and more, plus links to other Ask.com services (a thesaurus, translation, …). Great, if you're sitting in front of a computer and are online. But now, in keeping with the spread of educational uses of the myriad connectable devices we and our students are using, Dictionary.com/Ask.com is offering a free Dictionary.com app for the iPod Touch. From the website:
The free Dictionary.com app delivers world-class reference content from Dictionary.com and Thesaurus.com including more than 275,000 definitions and 80,000 synonyms. The app also features audio pronunciations, similarly spelled words and Dictionary.com's popular Word of the Day that is enjoyed by more than a million users.
And it even manages to make the concept "cool" for its intended student audience through a clever promotional video commercial. Very well done; brief; lots of fun. Worth viewing and passing on to your students.
Check out the app and the video HERE.