Spelling City is an interactive website whose content is designed to provide both the educator as well as the student various aids designed to enhance the spelling and vocabulary experience. Using such training aids as training videos, customizable data presentation and support forums, educators are provided with a multitude of resources to choose from to help them with their own lesson plans and goals. Students are also aided by such elements as live voice for word pronunciation and sentence usage, spelling /vocabulary testing and interactive word gaming.
Spellingcity.com is a website with an enormous amount of data and teaching aids presented in a colorful fashion throughout the initial homepage. The color scheme is pleasant to the eye and does a nice job of sectioning off the navigation to many of its resources. However, the enormity of the project is such that there are so many resources, finding what you are looking for can, at times, be a bit daunting due to a lack of a more cohesive routing method.
The website does aid any interested visitor by providing sectioning of student/teacher/parent on the homepage of the site which is a welcome navigational method. The various color blocks for some of the different sections is a plus as well. The designers of the site do their best – given the large amount of data available – to groups as much as possible to take advantage of the site.
The website is, first and foremost, a resource tool of varying strengths for the educator, student and parent. With such a daunting task to as provide an “all-inclusive one-stop-shop” for anyone interested in spelling and vocabulary, it gives anyone a multitude of avenues to achieve whatever goal they could possibly want – be it creating lessons plans, using varied multimedia presentations or just simple testing. If you can get past the navigational shortcomings the site can be an enormous resource tool for everyone and anyone.