Teacher Review For SpellingCity

VocabSpellingCity engages students in word study saving teachers oodles of class and grading time!

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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
My Subjects English Language Arts, Science
My Rating 5
Learning Scores
Engagement 5
Pedagogy 5
Support 5
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Small group
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
Special needs
How I Use It
Word lists are great to engage prior knowledge and to summarize information and vocabulary learned, transferring it to long term memory. VocabularySpellingCity provides a way to "flip" the classroom so that teacher time is not spent helping students with practice nor on the mechanics of holding students accountable, the testing, grading, and record-keeping is automated.
My Take
VocabSpellingCity is a great example of the use of technology to enable students to study independently and to automate and improve productivity. The service, on the web and as an app, covers vocabulary, spelling, writing, alphabetical order, phonics, and phonological awareness. It would be better if it taught more of the writing process. Right now, the writing is really just for students to get practice writing sentences and paragraphs that show they know how to use words in context.