1) Spelling Lists: I was able to upload ALL of my spelling lists for the ENTIRE year in about a three hour period! For me this was worth the entire $49.00 as I didn't have to worry about spelling lists for the entire school year!
2) Word Work options are endless! We love Hang Mouse and Word-O-Rama ! There are many other activities that students can do with each of your OWN spelling word lists! Spelling City has also created their own lists! For example if your class is working on "ea words" you can import that list to your Spelling City account and VIOLA you have a whole slew of activities that your students can use (note you didn't have to do anything!)
3) Assignments can be created for the whole class, groups of students, and individual students. This feature allows me to differentiate the learning my kiddos need, but also do it in a very organized and SIMPLE manner!
4) Spelling Tests! I love doing spelling tests through Spelling City! Reason #1-Students can take as much time as they need! Sometimes I feel that spelling tests are rushed, but in this case students are taking them individual and at their own pace. I have one student that finishes the test in 6 minutes whereas another student takes 16 minutes! Reason #2- The test is graded, RIGHT AWAY and students see their results. I have taught students how to take a screen shot of their test result and they email it to their parents! Reason #3-Save Trees! I think of the amount of weekly spelling tests I have given over my 15 years of teaching and just think of how many trees that is! Transition to using Spelling City is one simple way I can help the environment! (Please note I have just TWO IPADS in my classroom).
I asked my students about Spelling City and here is what they said...
"I like Spelling City because I can use it at home and at school!"
"Spelling City has fun Word Work games to play!"
"I love HANG MOUSE on Spelling City!"
"I like taking spelling tests on Spelling City!"
I hope you will check out Spelling City! What are some of your GO TO APPS/Web Sites?