My Spelling Test
What parents need to know
Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that My Spelling Test helps kids become their own spelling tutor by recording their voices as they say their spelling words. The app is called Spelling Test by FunExam.com on Android devices. First, the child (or parent, if you want to make sure the word is spelled correctly) types each list word into the app and then voice records the word. Then the app provides a word-by-word test, using the recorded voice as a teacher. Lists are saved and test progress recorded. There is no objectionable content in the app, although any word can be recorded and spelled. First-generation iPod touch users should note that the app requires a microphone in order to record words.
What kids can learn
Language & Reading
Thinking & Reasoning
- part-whole relationships
- academic development
Engagement, Approach, Support
The app engages kids by empowering them to become their own spelling tutor -- they can create and administer their own tests and view instant results.
During tests, the app gives users immediate feedback, which may be helpful in spelling success. This do-it-yourself spelling study tool promotes self-reliance and academic growth.
Clear, brief instructions are provided for each step of the test-creation process and test-taking. A progress tracker provides testing feedback and motivation.
What's it about?
My Spelling Test walks kids through the process of making the test, step-by-step. First, kids type each list word into the app and then voice record the word. Then the app provides a word-by-word test, using their recorded voice as the teacher. Kids are immediately told if their spelling on the test doesn't match the word they inputted when making the list. The only way kids can go wrong is if they enter the spelling of a word incorrectly when making the test.
Is it any good?
Families can talk about...
After your kid types in a spelling list, review the list to make sure he or she spelled and pronounced all words accurately.
Use the feature on the app that allows tests scores to be emailed to you, so you can stay on top of your child's progress, too.