Monday, October 5, 2009

Giveaway: SpellQuizzer program

Dan, the creator of SpellQuizzer, has given a 12 month license for the program to me to giveaway. Unfortunately, both my kids are too young to be able to give it a proper review, but after looking at the sight, I really like what I see, and think that it would be perfect when we do move onto spelling.

The idea behind SpellQuizzer is very simple; each week you enter your child's list of spelling words and make audio recordings of the words on the list. The software then quizzes the child by playing back the words (in your voice) and checking the spelling as your child types. It corrects any incorrectly spelt words, and then re-quizzes those ones. The idea is to set up the list once a week, and then have your child spend 5-10 minutes each day going over their list.

The software looks very easy to use - there are premade spelling lists if you don't want to prepare your own, and entering the lists is so easy that once your child is old enough, they would be able to enter their own lists, saving you even more time. There is even a failsafe feature that will alert you if they program thinks you are entering a word incorrectly. Because the concept is so simple, I think it would complement any curriculum that you are working with whether you are homeschooling or not.

Another great benefit is that it is a downloadable program; you don't need to be connected to the Internet to use it. This would be great for those older children who are liable to be distracted by the Internet.

To enter, leave a comment telling me what word you always have trouble spelling.

For extra entries, follow my blog, subscribe to my blog, or blog about this giveaway on your blog; leave a comment for each entry! Entry closes Wednesday 15 October.

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10 comments:

Sandie said...

For some reason, I always misspell apologize! I always want to stick an extra 'p' in there. I'll bet, though, now that I've told you, I'll remember how to spell it, simply because of this comment. I'm visiting from your post on the Workboxes yahoo group. My children are also too young to benefit from this right now, but I'll bet it would be fun later on! So, I hope you get lots of other entries and, if my name should pop up as winner, please pass this prize along to someone else who will be able to use it right away! Good luck!

Angie said...

Wow! What an awesome giveaway! I have a child who is a struggling speller.

Ok, word I always want to misspell is ... Amateur. I had to look it up to spell it right :) I always want to spell it amature. :)

Thanks,
Angie

Angie said...

I have subscribed to your blog.

Thanks,
Angie

Angie said...

I now follow your blog.

Thanks again :)
Angie

Leslie said...

This sounds really neat. I have several children that I think would benefit from this. What word to I often mispell? I'm not sure, but there are probably some I spell incorrectly on a regular basis. Gotta love spell check (if I remembered to use it).

Blessings
Leslie

blessedbygod said...

I am always misspelling February. Seems that since I can't really hear the first r I end up leaving it out.
Thanks for this awesome contest!
Blessings

blessedbygod said...

I am following you and have been. Very encouraging and inspiring...

blessedbygod said...

Yep, I subscribed too.

Angie said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

http://angies4sons.blogspot.com/2009/10/spellquizzer-program-giveaway.html

Thanks again for having such an awesome giveaway!

Angie

Angie said...

Sarah - hope everything is ok with you. Haven't noticed anything new on your blog now for about 2 weeks. I stopped by to see if maybe there was something wrong with google & I wasn't getting the updates for this post, and see that the kitchen gaget post is still the last one up.

Hope to see you back here soon!

Angie

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