Teacher Review For SpellingCity

Makes spelling fun

Daniella V.
Media specialist/librarian
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My Subjects English Language Arts, Social Studies
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Practice
Small group
Whole class
Great with General
Low literacy
How I Use It
I used this app with grades 3-5 to help students gain access to more vocabulary and increase their spelling accuracy. I got a little tired of the students relying solely on spellcheck so I thought this would be a fun activity to try.
My Take
Initially the students were not interested but changed that tune when they thought the alternative might be spelling drills on paper. It was effective in the sense that the students saw how easily it is to make spelling errors even though they thought they knew how to spell certain words. It forced them to pay close attention. Ultimately, they were enticed and over time I believe their spelling skills would improve with continued use. Therefore, I would recommend it.