One of our favourite education apps for teaching spellings has been updated, with a cleaner interface, learning activities and improved ease of use. Featured in our “Focus on Teaching Spellings” article, My Spellings 2 offers three learning activities, created to support children focus on their spellings in an engaging interface. The first activity is based on the tried and tested ‘Look, Say, Cover, Write, Check’ method; the second activity scrambles your words up, with the challenge to re-arrange the letters to form the correct word (a challenge for children and adults alike!); the final activity sees how well you know your spellings by taking a test – this can be done in order or randomised.
Setting up is simple, and can be a great activity for pupils to input their own words, saying the words into the app and simply saving the test. Test scores can also be saved, allowing progress to be recorded.
Nick Tones, a Newcastle based teacher who has developed the app, told UKEdChat…
One of the most rewarding parts of this [app development] process is receiving feedback from the parents, teachers and children using the app. I have been contacted from teachers and parents around the world who enjoy using the app with their children. Many of the suggestions received have become features in the app.
My Spellings 2 is currently priced at £0.99*, being available from the Apple App Store. The app requires iOS 7.0 or later. and is compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. Click here to view in the App Store.