Makes spelling fun
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.
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.