Speller—Free Spell Checker

Speller allows users to enter a word into its search field, and it will automatically produce a list of words that match the word entered, even if the word entered is misspelled. Next, users tap the word that they were spelling from the list. At this point, users have three options: they can view the in-app Google search that Speller does for the word, they can view the in-app Wikitionary entry for the word, or they can view the traditional dictionary entry for the word. Lastly, users can look up English, American English, British English, Canadian English, and…

Review Overview

A. Instruction
B. Design
C. Engagement

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Speller allows users to enter a word into its search field, and it will automatically produce a list of words that match the word entered, even if the word entered is misspelled. Next, users tap the word that they were spelling from the list. At this point, users have three options: they can view the in-app Google search that Speller does for the word, they can view the in-app Wikitionary entry for the word, or they can view the traditional dictionary entry for the word. Lastly, users can look up English, American English, British English, Canadian English, and Spanish words using this app.

Instructional Ideas

  1. While reading a text, teachers can have students look up each word they come across that they do not know using this app. Students can then write the word’s definition directly on the text, or they can make a word log using the UX Documents, Office Offline, or Hanx Writer apps. For each word entered into the log, they can include the word, its definition, and the sentence from the text in which it appeared.
  2. In preparation for an upcoming unit, teachers can give students a vocabulary list, and students can define each term on the list using this app. Additionally, students can create a presentation slide for each word using the PowerPoint, FlowVella, or Haiku Deck apps. On the slide, students can include the word’s definition, an image of the word, and an example sentence that uses the word contextually.
  3. In preparation for a spelling test, teachers can put students in pairs and have them open this app. Next, one student can state a word to his or her partner. The partner can then type the word in this app for spelling practice. Once the word is correctly entered into this app, the student who entered it can ask his or her partner for its meaning. Students can then discuss its spelling and meaning. After the discussion, the students can swap roles and repeat.
  4. Students can enter their word list into the Spelling Notebook Free or Spelling Test Free by FunExam.com apps. They can then practice spelling the words on the list. For each word spelled incorrectly, students can enter it into the Speller app to read its definition and review its spelling. Once comfortable, students can retake the practice spelling test in the Spelling Notebook Free or Spelling Test Free by FunExam.com apps.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

Screenshots

  • Speller - Free Spell Checker Screenshot
  • Speller - Free Spell Checker Screenshot
  • Speller - Free Spell Checker Screenshot
  • Speller - Free Spell Checker Screenshot
  • Speller - Free Spell Checker Screenshot