Friday, June 4, 2010


If students are looking for spelling help at home, a fabulous spelling software called SpellQuizzer is available for parents to purchase. Here are the great key features:

  • SpellQuizzer doesn't require an open Internet connection. Many parents prefer not to have their young children working on a computer with an open Internet connection due to all the undesirable material that is on the Internet.
  • With SpellQuizzer you can make spelling lists for literally any words (or even facts) you wish your child to practice with. The recordings you make are in your voice rather than a stranger's. And you can personalize the recordings and even make them funny with an amusing sentence or funny voice.
  • A person who purchases a license for SpellQuizzer has the software for life, and is not dependent on a website.

You can learn more about the program at There's a video demo you can watch at and a community site where SpellQuizzer users can share their spelling lists with one another ( Finally, there's a page targeted to homeschooling families at

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Spelling City is a free spelling website that makes teaching spelling exciting. SpellingCity provides students a simple online way to take a practice spelling test. But that is only the beginning...

With SpellingCity's online spelling games, simplicity of creating and saving lists, activities that teach word meaning and writing skills, and ease and fun of use, your students will learn their weekly spelling words with unprecedented enthusiasm. You can watch the teacher training videos to see how it works.

Here are some of the things teachers can do:

  • Upload word lists one week at a time or for the whole year

  • Customize sentences

  • Share and import lists

  • Teach spelling, vocabulary, and word meaining with interactive games

  • Print worksheets to practice handwriting, spelling and vocabulary

  • Print spelling lists and games

  • Give practice and final spelling tests

  • Access an extensive list of resources for teachers, including compound words, sight/Dolch words, literature-based word lists, sound-alike words, and much more.

  • Send home letters in English and Spanish to parents explaining how to use Spelling City

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

The Dell Streak

What is next in touch screen cell phone technology? The DELL STREAK! Much like the iPhone, this smart phone allows people to live digital lives on the go! One thing that stands out is the durability of the phone; everyone either has had a broken screen on their iPhone, or knows someone else who has. Tired of replacing iPhone after iPhone just because they break too easily? Maybe it is time to look into the Dell Streak!