Teachers can create their own lists or borrow from the lists provided by The SpellBots. These lists can then be set for individual pupils, groups or the whole class. The system moves learners on automatically to the next list when they are ready.
The SpellBots provide ‘stickers’ when pupils reach certain milestones, such as their first perfect score, or when they have spelled 50 words correctly. Teachers can also create awards for individual learners appropriate to their ability.
The demands on teachers’ time is heavier than ever. The SpellBots has been designed to free up time in a busy week for other important tasks, but as well as saving time we think that The SpellBots will deal with the weekly task of ‘learning spellings’ in a more effective and efficient way.
A timesaving tool that isn’t easy to use wouldn’t be of much use. So we have invested a large amount of time and effort making sure that The SpellBots are just that, extremely easy to use.
The SpellBots will provide teachers with a wealth of useful information such as which spelling patterns are children struggling with, how often are they practising and which pupils are finding their words ‘too easy’.
The company has been started up by Simon, a former teacher, who in a past life was also one of the founders of BlackCat Educational Software (many of you will be too young to remember them!)
Our mission is to create easy to use tools that save teachers precious time, provide them with the information needed to help their pupils and encourage and motivate pupils to learn.
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