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What 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'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?
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- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad, Android, Kindle Fire
- Subjects: Language & Reading: spelling
- Skills: Self-Direction: academic development, effort, self-assessment
Thinking & Reasoning: memorization, part-whole relationships
- Price: $.99
- Pricing structure: Paid
- Release date: November 15, 2012
- Category: Education
- Size: 6.70 MB
- Publisher: Funflip Studios
- Version: 3.1.2
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 4.3 or later; Android 2.2 and up
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