Teacher Review for Kerpoof

Kids Wanna Spell

My Rating
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time Less than 5 minutes
Great for Creation
Student-driven work
Great with ELL
Low literacy
How I Use It
I demo basic usage of Kerpoof and then I let the students explore. I try to get them to guess at the correct spelling and if I feel they have given it a good try, they can ask a neighbor or me (as I don't want them imprinting incorrect spellings). Students print the picture of their space which include their chosen words. This can be sent home for further study.
My Take
My 1st and 2nd grade ELL love Kerpoof. Although it is owned by Disney, I can't find any ads. The graphics and navigation are easy to use and the kids are highly engaged. I love that students can derive spelling of things they want in their scene setting and put together their own space.