WordSmyth is a very comprehensive online dictionary for English (with Spanish support) which runs at 3 levels and has a picture dictionary for those who need visual support in their vocabulary learning. You can add a widget so you can look up any word on any web page and there are parental controls if you need them. There is also educational support and opportunities to create word quizzes and vocabulary tests. The site has a very comprehensive free version then there is a paid subscriber version which might interest you.The school support is free. Their own clarification of this is the best thing to consult. The site is being developed to create sound educational underpinning for vocabulary learning and online dictionary use. All the words are pronounced and the contextual examples of meaning are really helpful.
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