Sunday, April 12, 2009

spellquizzer review and giveaway


I had so much fun doing this review. I got to review Spell Quizzer. What is spell quizzer? SpellQuizzer is a spelling program for helping children learn their spelling words. You enter the child's spelling word and you record it. This is the fun part i got creative. One of chloes spelling words was zebra. I said chloe rode the wild zebra down the street. I tried to use her name or a family members name in each spelling word. the next morning when I was making breakfast she was laughing as she was doing spellquizzer. It is always easier to stick with something when it is fun. She cant wait till next weeks word. I cant wait to see how she does on this test.

I am not the best speller so I was worried i would put in a word wrong and cause her to spell it wrong. Spellquizzer has a built-in spellchecker that recognizes both US and UK English spellings. The spellchecker warns the user when creating a spelling list if they enter a word that appears to be spelled incorrectly.

There is a page on the site specifically directed toward homeschoolers There are also several free downloadable spelling lists for SpellQuizzer. These lists include pre-made sound recordings.

There are so many things i like about spellquizzer. It is a down loadable program. I have a aspire netbook with no cd drive so I cant use the learning cds they sell at the store.
I hate when we are doing spelling words and we are uninterrupted by Andrew (age 2) turn on the shower or other fun things he does. I record her spelling list at night when everyone is sleeping. It was very easy to install. Since you put in the spelling list it grows with you child and you can use it with other children in the house.

Spellquizzer is giving a free license to one of my readers!
to enter just got to spellquizzer and tell me one thing you learned.
blog about this giveaway and show me the link for another entry
Follow me on twitter and tweet about this for a third entry
end date 4/16/09

29 comments:

silverhartgirl said...

I will go first because no one likes to be first
I learned you can download a free trial.
silverhartgirl at gmail.com

Jess said...

If you are a homeschooler, you can export your spelling list for other Spellquizzer users.

jessalexander05(at)gmail(dot)com

Believer said...

I like the "reminder phrase" function when creating a spelling list.

By the way, the demos are well done.

Thanks!

malleycc said...

I like that if your child doesn't get it right it corrects and retests after.

valerie2350 said...

blogged it
http://sweeps4bloggers.blogspot.com/2009/04/helpingmommyswin-spell-quizzer-41609.html

but you don't need to enter me ;)

Tj and Amy said...

I learned that the SpellQuizzer plays back the words you recorded, waits for the student to type in the correct spelling and lets the student know how he or she did. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I follow on twitter. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Tj and Amy said...

I tweeted. 1amypugmire. amsbolda@hotmail.com

Dina said...

Spelling software helps students learn their spelling lists more quickly than traditional manual practice.

Dina said...

tweet http://twitter.com/aitmama/status/1470467522

Danetta said...

They have a free 30 day trail that can be downloaded from their site.

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I blogged: http://goyay.blogspot.com/2009/04/spellquizzer-giveaway.html

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

Danetta said...

I am following on Twitter and tweeted: http://twitter.com/talonsmom731/status/1471136090

talonsmom731 at gmail dot com

gahome2mom said...

You can download spelling lists from the site. Thanks.

gahome2mom at gmail dot com

lorides said...

I like the re-testing feature and I have a student who would love this

paula h said...

I learned that- Spelling software helps students learn their spelling lists more quickly than traditional manual practice, such as writing down words by hand, because it is less of a chore for the child.

Pam said...

You can create a spelling list for your child to practice.

melacan at hotmail dot com

Oh Boy...Oh Boy...Oh Boy said...

i can't seem to find whether it's MAC compatible.

I too am a horrible speller and my son is doing ok but I can see that all the 'exceptions' to the rules are already getting to him. But he LOVES the computer so this would be perfect....if it would work on my mac.

Believer said...

I blogged about it here:

http://wingiveaways.blogspot.com/2009/04/helping-mommys-win-spellquizzer.html

Thanks!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I learned Spellquizer sells for $29.95. That's a bargain!

Cindy B. of Montana said...

I'm following you on Twitter(sendtocindy) and tweeted!
http://twitter.com/sendtocindy/status/1486508064

Jen said...

Hi - I noticed you're a new follower of my blog - thanks! I will check out your blog often too - I like winning stuff! :)

Jen

Rajee said...

Very useful stuff.
rajikarthik@hotmail.com

MookieJ said...

I learned that you can download other spelling lists. What a great idea this is! I think it would reall help me son. Thanks for the great giveaway! janeener at gmail dot com

Ginny said...

I learned that SpellQuizzer makes it fun and easy

micki said...

My daughter loves entering spelling bees and this would be excellent practice for her. Oh, giveaway fairy please let me win!!!!
Zoe0825@verizon.net

cvdmvega said...

this sounds like it would be a big help...I found out that it uses both typing and audio recorded messages...in addition to quizing...my son is dyslexic and spelling is very hard for him.
Thank you
Carol Jo
cvdmvega@yahoo.com

tatertot374 said...

Thank you for a great giveaway. I would love to win. I like that if my child gets it wrong it will tell them the correct way then test them again. THank you
tatertot374@sbcglobal.net

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

I love that they have a 30 day free trial!

mommyhoodisthankless{AT}gmail.com