Making Learning Fun
Pictoword School is a K-5 supplementary vocabulary program for schools that is research-based, and developed by a team of educational experts.
  • 600+ grade-specific words, covering frequently used words, general academic words, and domain-specific words aligned to standards.
  • 2000+ puzzles to practice spelling, speaking, recognizing words, and using words in a sentence.
  • 12% gain in word knowledge after using Pictoword School.
  • Student-adaptive personalization powered by artificial intelligence (machine learning).
  • Create puzzle packs with custom word lists that align to your curriculum.
Personalized Retentive Learning Model
We recognize that each learner is different and has unique needs. To meet learners where they are and keep them at their learning frontiers, Pictoword School uses adaptive, personalized technology. Our algorithm uses gameplay data of more than 80,000 users to predict a student's engagement level. When our algorithm detects that a student is disengaged, we serve puzzles that re-engages them in the program while also reinforcing their areas of growth.
Research-Backed Vocabulary Development
Sponsored by the Department of Education IES SBIR grant, WestEd, an independent education research agency, conducted an evaluation of Pictoword School to examine the effectiveness of Pictoword School. The research study showed that vocabulary knowledge of 3rd grade students increased by 12% after using Pictoword School for just four weeks.
Student Engagement
Pictoword School combines game-based learning, visual word puzzles, intricate level design, and memorable art and music. As learners progress through the game, they can earn coins and medals to personalize their avatars, unlock their prize chest, participate in leaderboards, and receive personalized encouragements.
Accessible through multiple platforms
Pictoword School is developed to be a light- weight tool with minimal integration and onboarding requirements. Pictoword School and the accompanying teacher dashboard can be accessed via a web browser (no download needed) on school or home desktops or laptops while Pictoword Edu can be downloaded onto a smartphone or a tablet.
Gold Awards at the International
Serious Play Awards Competition
in 2022
IES Small Business Innovation
Research Grant in 2021
Finalists for The EdTech
Awards 2023