K12 Open Ed - Kids Open Dictionary

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Unspecified Karen Fasimpaur karen AT k12opened DOT com

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Portal, AZ, USA
dictionary, glossary, k-12, primary, secondary, esl, ell
Open or Free Statement

The Kids Open Dictionary is a public domain dictionary with simple English definitions for young readers, as well as others looking for simple, easy-to-understand explanations of word meanings.

The site includes a build-your-own-glossary tool that allows users to construct glossaries for their own books, units, courses, or web sites and export them to text, html, rtf, pdf, or wikitext. Over time, we will be adding other new features, such as audio pronunciations, pictures, support for additional languages, and a wide variety of export functions. We see this as a fundamental building block for many OER projects and hope that it will be used by teachers, students, publishers, hardware manufacturers, VARs, and others.

The dictionary currently has over 6,500 words defined. Over time, as more words are completed, they will be reviewed for quality and appropriateness and ultimately "frozen" for export into a variety of formats, including text, PDF, ebooks, wikis, web, etc., for use on a variety of devices.

This is a mass collaboration project, and we hope that many people around the world will join us and contribute a definition or two. If you have a project that could use this resource and would like a particular list of words to be prioritized for completion, contact us at info AT opened DOT com.

We hope to see you at the dictionary at http://dictionary.k12opened.com and thank you for helping to spread the word to others.