Thursday, June 14, 2012

Spelling Goes Techy

VocabularySpellingCity.com is a super place to practice and test spelling words, practice and test vocabulary, practice handwriting, play around with spelling flashcards, work a few printable worksheets, watch teacher training videos, practice sentence writing, access a loaded resource page, have your child watch a video lesson, play educationally sound games... This is one action packed, super-duper, educational playground of FUN! They offer a database of more than 42,000 spelling words and sentences. The words and sentences can be customized for your students, plus they also provide clear, spoken recordings of every word.

VSC is geared for elementary, middle school, and high school, even ESL students will benefit. The site is free, but they do offer a Premium Membership with great extras at an unheard of low price. Premium members have access to extra games, tracking, ability to give assignments, print records, no advertising, telephone support... It's well  worth the price.
 The Teaching Resources section that has recently received an overhaul. This awesome page has sections for Language Arts Lessons, Useful Word Lists which include games to go along with the subject material including science and social studies vocabulary+, articles, and other help and information all just waiting for you!

Drum Roll please:  VocabularySpellingCity is coming out with two new apps! The first one launched just recently and is available in the Chrome Web Store for use with Chromebooks. It is free.
The next, which is currently in beta testing, will be for the iPad. If you would like to get in on the beta testing of this new app, go to this link and fill out the form.

This newest techy app is due for release before the start of the 2012-2013 school year, aren't you glad?


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