Developer: PalaSoftware Inc.
Current Version: 3.1
Last Updated: 5 months ago
Download Size: 8.7 MB - Download
SpellBoard allows you to create any spelling quiz in any language. That's right, you could even use this for your Spanish class!
Whether you are a student, teacher or parent, we all know the weekly spelling drill. Monday, we get our weekly words. Wednesday, we have our pre-quiz and Friday is the spelling test. Of course, during the week there are endless impromptu spelling quizzes, – at home, in the car, at dinner, before bed – you get the idea. Well, all that may have just changed – say hello to SpellBoard!
SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you to enter your list of spelling words. All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled) and the grade level. SpellBoard will take it from there using the Macs built in speech technology to quiz you on the words (if desired you can record audio in your own voice as well). Optionally, you can enter a phrase for the word, an image, antonyms and/or synonyms and notes for the word. That's it! Now you are ready to study your word list and be quizzed on it.
SpellBoard also adds fun activities to your custom spelling lists. Including Word Search, Word Scramble, Alphabetize, Word/Sentence Matching and Missing Letter puzzles.
And possibly best of all, you can share your quiz with other SpellBoard users including SpellBoard and SpellBoard Buddy for iOS. So that means only one person needs to enter the weeks' spelling words and then they can share it with other SpellBoards.
Additionally, SpellBoard allows for multiple student profiles so you can track the performance of any student across any number of quizzes. You can also track how well multiple students perform against a particular quiz.
SpellBoard also has a study mode where you can walk through a quiz seeing and hearing the word and phrase, you can even get a definition for the word via the built in dictionary on the Mac.
SpellBoard also uses iCloud to sync your SpellBoard data between iOS and macOS (10.11 or later). Now your spelling lists will always be available to you and in sync no matter what device you are on.
And of course SpellBoard supports the Touch Bar on the MacBook Pro.
Compatibility update for macOS 10.13.
Most Helpful Reviews
Worth the money! - I really like the fact that it saves the words that your child is working on. So you can custom build lists. I also like the fact that it allows you to record your own voice if you have a headset with a microphone. This saves the child from always asking what did the computer generated voice say? It also repeats the word twice in a very short interval. This is a nice touch. I am already seeing progress with my son in being able to spell various body part words. It has only crashed once on me. I was able to restart and haven't had any problems since. I recommend this program. Update works great. I was able to export my tests from one Mac to another with Dropbox. It worked flawlessly. I love it. It is so nice. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Had potential but didn't work - This looked like a great way to get my child to study his spelling words. We were not able to save spelling lists and had to re-type the words each time. I could see it possibly working for a teacher who could type the list once and then have each student take it in one day. It says the words, gives the definition and reports the percentage spelled correctly. As I said, it had potential but is not worth the $5.