Blogger? Journalist? Product Reviewer?
If you are a blogger or journalist and are willing to write a fair review about SpellQuizzer, please
with the link to your blog or online article and we will send you
a license, FREE of charge
If you are interested in demonstrating SpellQuizzer to an audience of at least 10 people, please
with the details of the event. We will send you two free licenses,
one for you to keep and one to give away at the event.
Notes for reviewers:
Please note that the product's name is SpellQuizzer (one word). A lot of people call it "Spell Quizzer"
but we would like it named correctly in reviews. We also ask that if you blog or write about SpellQuizzer
online that you please link to our site from the review as in the examples below:
SpellQuizzer is a <a href="http://www.SpellQuizzer.com">spelling program</a> for helping children learn their spelling words.
SpellQuizzer is <a href="http://www.SpellQuizzer.com">spelling software</a> that helps students practice their vocabulary.
You can download pre-made <a href="http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Spelling-Lists.htm">spelling lists</a> for SpellQuizzer from their web site.
Some tips and things to consider when evaluating SpellQuizzer:
- SpellQuizzer was not designed with any one spelling curriculum in mind. In fact, it should compliment virtually
any spelling curriculum since you create your own custom spelling lists.
- The software has a built-in spellchecker that recognizes both US and UK English spellings. The spellchecker warns
the user when adding a word to a spelling list if they enter a word that appears to be spelled incorrectly.
Because of this safeguard it's reasonably safe to let children create their own spelling lists guided by the
curriculum they are working on.
- If the parent is creating the lists in SpellQuizzer it's always a good idea to try to make the sound recordings
amusing for the child. Funny phrases or voices make it more fun for the child and help to keep them engaged.
- Users can easily export and import SpellQuizzer spelling lists to share with other SpellQuizzer users.
Because of this educators can easily make spelling lists available to parents who use SpellQuizzer at
home either via email or by putting the lists on a web page for download. Also, members of homeschool
groups can share their lists rather than everyone having to record their lists individually (assuming
everyone is on the same curriculum).
- SpellQuizzer can is priced $39.95 at http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Purchase.asp.
We offer discounts for bulk purchases so educational institutions can purchase licenses at discounted
rates. Also, homeschool groups wishing to purchase licenses for their members can take advantage of
the discounted rates for multiple license purchases. Volume pricing information is available at
- If a user doesn't have a PC microphone (many computers come with them now free but they get lost or tossed into a
drawer and forgotten) they can usually be purchased at any department store's electronics department for under
$10. There's no need to invest in an expensive microphone as the inexpensive models usually produce acceptable
recordings. The software can be used without making sound recordings. If the user doesn't have a microphone
they can enter a "reminder phrase" for each word added to a list. The reminder phrase would then be displayed to
the child when he or she is quizzed on their spelling list. An example of a reminder phrase for the word "house"
might be "This is what we call the building that we all live in."
- We are in the process of adding free downloadable spelling lists that users can import into SpellQuizzer. They can
be found at http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Spelling-Lists.htm.
- On some Windows installations Microphone Boost isn't turned on by default. This can result in audio recordings
made using a PC microphone being unacceptably faint even with the sound level turned all the way up. This
affects all programs that work with a PC microphone and not just SpellQuizzer. There are instructions in the
SpellQuizzer help file and also on the web site (http://www.spellquizzer.com/MicrophoneBoost.htm)
for turning Microphone Boost on if such a problem is encountered.
You can find SpellQuizzer screen shots at http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/ScreenShots.htm
You can right-click on any image on that page and save the picture file locally. Or you can just link to them where they
are in your image tags like so:
Usable logos and banners can be found at the following locations: