Thursday, November 12, 2009

SpellQuizzer Review and Giveaway




I have been given the chance to try out SpellQuizzer with my son.  SpellQuizzer is spelling software for children that need help learning their spelling and vocabulary words. The SpellQuizzer web site has pre-made downloadable spelling lists that you can download and use with SpellQuizzer.  You can also go in and make your own lists, no matter what curriculum you are using.  It's great for homeschoolers and children in public school too.

I can either go in and make a list for my son by typing in the word and saying the word with a sentence, or I can download a list.  The lists can be shared among users, in case you don't want to make your own..  I tried to make it fun for my son by saying funny sentences or relating it to him somehow.  The program will even alert you if it thinks you are putting in the wrong spelling of a word on your list.  

I tell my son which list he is to study on, and he can do it on his own.  If he gets a word wrong, it flashes up the correct spelling, and at the end of the list, he can repeat only the misspelled words.  If he finishes the list and spells everything correctly, he is rewarded by cheering from the program.

The great thing about the SpellQuizzer spelling program is that you can make the lists as short or long as you want.  I started out making a list of about 20 words, but my son gets nervous when he feels pressured.  So, I discovered that it helped him a lot if I made the lists shorter.  There was less chance of him getting a shorter list wrong and that helped build up his confidence. 

You can also use it for preschoolers.  They have a list you can download that helps them learn their letters.  I think soon I will be able to use this with my two year old.  He loves the computer already and loves to match up things.

You can go here to see a video demonstration of SpellQuizzer. You can also download a free 30 day trial by going here.

Would you like to win a free download of SpellQuizzer (A $29.95 value)? I have one to give away. There are 5 ways to enter.

1. Leave a comment on this post.
2. Follow my blog for an extra entry.
3. Put my button on your sidebar for another entry.
4. Follow me on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway for another entry.
5. Post about this giveaway on your blog for another 2 extra entries.

For each extra entry you do, please leave another comment.
Giveaway ends Friday night November 20 at midnight.

SpellQuizzer was provided to me for free from the company in exchange for review.


23 comments:

Kris said...

I would love this for my eldest son...he's a horrible speller lol!

Kris said...

I'm a follower! (You're in my google reader!)

Country Whispers said...

What a neat program!

Tammy ~ Country Girl at Home ~ said...

Hi Nancy,

I had never heard of Spell Quizzer! It sounds neat! I'll check it out and I would love to be entered in your giveaway!

Have a great weekend!
Tammy

Tami said...

since i homeschool too this would be a great addition to what we have :)

Melessa said...

I would love to win this for my son and daughter!

Melessa said...

I'm a follower now.

Melessa said...

And I just became a Twitter follower as well. By way of introduction, my name is Melessa. I have 5 kids. We live in the country too.

fivewinks said...

I would love to win a copy of this. My daughter goes to private school and has two spelling tests per week. My husband will deploy soon and this would be a great big help to me. Thanks.

Christine said...

I'd really like this. Two of my children are really good at spelling and two of them seem to struggle. The oldest in particular has struggled and it definitely impacts esteem(when he sees his younger sister excelling, it makes him feel like he's stupid because he can't pick it up as fast as she can.)

This might help him.


dazed1821@aol.com
Christine

Barb J. said...

This could be good for my struggling speller as well as my beginning reader.

Barb J. said...

Your button is on my sidebar.

Barb J. said...

I blogged about your giveaway.

Julie said...

I would love to donate this software to our small Christian school if I win. Thanks for the opportunity!

Julie said...

I'm now following your blog.

Julie said...

I'm following on Twitter.

Deane said...

What a great idea, I would love to try this with my 4th grade daughter!
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Deane said...

I follow your blog (nopurchasereq)
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Deane said...

I have your button on my blog: http://nopurchaserequired.blogspot.com/
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MKB said...

I would love this to win for my kids. Kbroderi@msn.com

Angela said...

I would love to win this. I cannot spell without spellcheck! This could help my son if his spelling skills end up anything like mine.
veniceangel@hotmail.com

Nancy M. said...

Extra entry for Barb J. for blogging.

debra.pp said...

would love to win this.