Looking for an engaging way for students to learn their spelling? Want students to develop handwriting skills while using a device? My Spelling Words is the app for you.
The developers of the hugely popular app School Writing AU/NZ have just released their next app called My Spelling Words. This Australian developed app is all about making spelling lists engaging and educational at the same time.
It takes the humble and tedious weekly spelling list and turns it into a digitally enhanced audio experience with handwriting at its core. It uses the Windows 8 digital inking to provide realistic writing opportunities for students.
When using this app, students write their words and the app changes this handwriting to text and marks it. You don’t have to use the handwriting feature, but why not take advantage of inking on your Windows 8 device? The ability to turn on and off the handwriting feature is a great personalisation feature of this app.
Creating your own spelling lists is very easy. Words can be recorded using audio or supplying a stimulus picture. This means that you can use pronunciation and vocabulary the students are familiar with. In fact, students can even create their own spelling lists. This is a very engaging way to work with those weekly spelling lists.
In short, with this app you can:
While very simple, this app has some very cool educational features.
So pop into the Windows 8 Store and install the My Spelling Words App and begin the spelling fun!