I shared a couple posts ago about how the youngest contestant to qualify for the National Spelling Bee uses SpellingCity.com to learn her spelling words. Now I want to tell you a bit about SpellingCity.
It’s an online spelling and vocabulary curriculum that you can tailor to meet the needs of your students. Teachers are able to set up their own spelling lists to coordinate with the material they are teaching their students. There is a section where Premium Members can give assignments to each student and then go back to check their progress and print out records.
One of the highlights of the site is a Teaching Resources section that has recently been revamped. It features Language Arts Lessons, Useful Word Lists which include games to go along with the subject material, articles and other help and information. It’s truly amazing how many games they have here and the range of material they cover!
This is just one of the many crossword puzzles from the High School word lists!
But the big news is that SpellingCity is coming out with two new apps! The first one launched just recently and is available in the Chrome Web Store for use with Chromebooks.
The next, which is currently in beta testing, will be for the iPad. If you would like to get in on the beta testing of this new app, go to this link: https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dFFLVklkSDd2bXlZd2JESzQ5eHA2Z2c6MQ The app is due for release before the start of the 2012-2013 school year.