5 Ways to Enhance Student Learning Using Free Rice

Written by on 09/07/2015 in Curated content

I have a confession to make: I’m addicted to online quizzing games regardless of the topic or content. I get enthralled trying to outwit my Facebook friends and move up the leaderboards, spending more hours than I’ll admit here trying to do so. I’m not the only one either. Millions of people share this same addiction, which got me to wondering: is there a way that teachers could tap into the quizzing craze, ideally using questions related to course content, to teach material and greater life lessons all at once?

Enter Free Rice.

What is Free Rice?

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With banks of established questions in 8 topic areas, including math, humanities, English, and more, Free Rice tests student knowledge by asking increasingly difficult multiple choice questions while simultaneously facilitating students giving back to the world community. With each correctly answered question students see 10 grains of rice fill a virtual bowl, which signifies actual food that will be donated by sponsors via the United Nations World Food Programme to the hungry populations of the world. Both Free Rice itself and the Free Rice community provide ample ways to help teachers utilize the app to fit specific curriculum or classroom needs. Free Rice combines student learning and global citizenship; simply put, it’s a win-win for everyone.

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