–Spelling tests appear to be going nowhere, and despite various voices questioning the value and educational use of spelling tests (see our previous article here), the practice appears to be embedded in many classrooms across the globe. App developers are designing apps that can help the monotony of teaching and learning spellings, with SpellBoard being one such app that allows you to create any spelling quiz in any language.
The app allows you to share the quizzes with other Spellboard users (via email, iCloud, Dropbox, AirDrop, Bluetooth or iTunes File Sharing). This means that only one person needs to enter the weeks spelling words and then share it with other SpellBoard users or iPad SpellBoard Buddy users. Additionally, SpellBoard allows for multiple student profiles so you can track the performance of any student across any number of quizzes. You can also track how well multiple students perform against a particular quiz.
Recently, the app has added an “Alphabetise” activity – alternatively the app allows for revision of focus words via a missing letters activity; a word scramble activity; and a word search activity.
The App is priced £2.99 and available from the Apple App Store – click the icon below. Updated 05 February 2014.