On-screen word banks provide a useful technique for introducing students to word processing and writing using a computer. Learners generally learn to recognise words before they can construct and spell them, so word banks help students generate meaningful text from an early stage.
Word banks are also good tools for sentence building where vocabulary is predictable and defined or limited.
Writers with spelling difficulties can also use word banks to select longer and more difficult words, as well as generate ideas for word choice. They also allow for faster working by selecting whole or sections of words, where typing is slow.
WordBanks allows a teacher or student to quickly create on-screen word banks. Simply import a list of words from any source using the WordBanks Editor. You can decide the size of each word bank, how to index it, whether the words will speak and other options. The word bank can then be published and run, and words can be selecting using mouse device or touch screen.
WordBanks is included in ClaroRead Pro for Windows.