Once a week I receive a really good free newsletter from a woman who writes a syndicated column about technology and educational websites. My newspaper does not carry it, but some of yours may. Her name is Barbara Feldman and you can sign up for her newsletter at http://www.surfnetkids.com/emailedition.htm She provides websites within categories and very often they will cover holidays or themes. This week it was vocabulary and I was really "blown away" by one of the recommended sites. It is called Quizlet and was invented by a fifteen year old student. You can find it at http://quizlet.com/
You begin by signing up for a free account to build your own interactive flashcard sets. Students can study in five different modes: Familiarize, Learn, Test, Scatter Game, and Space Race Game. You can insert your own words and definitions (a great learning experience in itself if a student does this for you).
The tutorial that appears on the website is wonderful and I understood both why I would want to use Quizlet and how it could be used immediately upon watching the tutorial. I think your kids will enjoy learning using this tool.