Friday, February 10, 2012

Have you used Vocabulary Spelling City? Review & Raffle

 
I was contacted by Vocabulary Spelling City and was offered a subscription to try their premium membership to use with my students (and a premium membership to give away)!    Of course I said heck ya! yes please!

To be honest, I've used the free version of spelling city, liked it, but didn't think the premium membership would be much different.  Boy was I wrong!  

If you've never been to Vocabulary Spelling City you must go check it out!  As the teacher you can type in your spelling/vocabulary words online and then your students can play fun and engaging games with their spelling words.  How cool is that?  You can enter a whole years worth of word list (or more) and the spelling words get saved!  My students and their parents alike love to have this resource to practice spelling and vocabulary words!  The students can play the games online or they can print out worksheets!!!!!!!!  Hello? How much better can this get?  Can a premium membership really be better than that?   Um, yes!  Look at this chart from Vocabulary Spelling City to see the difference:


A premium membership is $49.99 and as a teacher I don't have money to blow but after trying it out for almost a month I can honestly say that I will renew my membership and never be without it!  First of all Vocabulary Spelling City is very user friendly.  It was easy for me to setup and easier for my students to use. With a premium membership I was able to give each student their own individual login and password.  I can assign different spelling list to different students with just a click of the mouse ........differentiated instruction! I can assign certain activities to all the students or just certain groups of students. I can have them take their spelling/vocabulary test on the website and it will give me their test results.  I can also track my student's progress!  I can go on and on but you really need to go check it out and see it yourself. 

Here's your chance to win a premium membership for you to use with your students.  A winner will be randomly chosen on February 24th and announced on February 25th. I am not asking you to go on a manhunt to win this but I would love for you to follow me by email so you never miss a post. You can do so on the top right on my blog.   Alrighty, time enter.... just leave a comment with your name and email addy (to contact you if you are the winner).  GOOD LUCK!

60 comments:

  1. Sounds like something my 4th graders would love!!! Nancy Hanna
    Fancygrl57@yahoo.com

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  2. Um, yes, please! I would love to win this. This is one of those things that would totally benefit my classroom, but there just is no extra moola for it. Thanks for the opportunity!
    I'll shout it out loud on my FB page.
    Krissy
    Mrs.Miner’s Monkey Business

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  3. PLEASE!! Thanks for the opportunity!

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  4. My 4th-sters would love this! They beg for "school stuff" on the computer!!
    Thank you, Melissa
    mtbbent@aol.com

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  5. I LOVE Spelling City! Really want the premium membership!

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  6. My kids would love this. They always want to play the premium games. kbroadhead@att.net
    Thanks,
    Kim

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  7. Would love this for my classroom.
    4321teach@gmail.com

    Thanks!
    EmilyK

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  8. I would love to win this!! I have only used the free features! My students would love to do more!

    Ali
    alischepis(at)gmail.com
    What happens in kindergarten... lasts a lifetime

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  9. I would love to be able to use more than just the free features on this site!
    teachergonedigital at gmail dot com

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  10. I would love this! I am trying to incorporate more technology into my lessons and centers/stations!
    meyersL313@gmail.com

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  11. This would be super fun! As a new teacher I'm ultra-poor so free is the way to go! :) heheh
    tina_mcv@hotmail.com

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  12. Yes please!! I love spelling city and my students do too!

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  13. I would love this! My kids love using the free version. I just don't have the extra money to upgrade right now!!
    amyantonelli@braintreema.gov

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  14. This would be a great way to incorporate technology and differentiated instruction! Thanks for the chance to win! Jessica Fachman jsfachman@hotmail.com

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  15. My students NEED the full membership, they love playing on SpellingCity!

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  16. I use the free version. I would love the chance to use the premium version with my students.
    marciahoj@gmail.com

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  17. I've used the free version for a number of years. All of my classes have loved it. Parents are amazed. Like everyone else, simply can't afford it when I am personally buying lined paper these days.
    Thanks for the opportunity for the 'raffle'. grawetl@grandschools.org

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  18. I LOVE this program!! I currently use it for my ESOL students as well as one of my students who has difficulty with his handwriting due to low muscle tone. It has made a world of difference in his work and his confidence!! Our school uses a spelling program called "Words Their Way" which is a differentiated spelling program. As a result I usually have 6 spelling lists/groups per week. I would love to try out the premium version and perhaps get all my students on it 1-2x a week....thanks for this contest. I hope I win!!

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  19. I would love to win! I have only used the awesome freebies on their site, it would be neat to try all the bells and whistles.
    Lorena.delgadillo@gmail.com

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  20. I am a 4th grade teacher, too, and I've followed you since I changed grade levels. LOVE your blog! I would be SOO excited to win this access!! lindsay.holman@matsuk12.us

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  21. I am in special education and always looking of sites to use (also with Life Skills).. Would love the premium membership to use in the classrooms. mabtennnis@gmail.com Thanks Marianne

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  22. Love Spelling City. Currently using the free portions. And I've signed up to follow your blog. Thanks.

    Chris
    cryazzienj@yahoo.com

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  23. I am a faithful follower. I teach kids with emotional and behavioral problems, because of that we do lots of workstations (they don't do well with whole group instruction) and they love Spelling City. We are using the free version right now but the paid subscription would be awesome.

    kimwill12@gmail.com

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  24. "down under" in aus we have study ladder which is tops but you can't upload/add spelling lists so spelling city sounds awesome! thanks =) melissa at shasam dot net

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  25. I have used this web site (the free one!) and my kids love it! They played Hang Mouse this week! Would love to have the whole nine yards, though! :O)

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  26. Oops! Forgot email:
    nenamorton@yahoo.com

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  27. I would love to win this!

    kellyrobbins80 at gmail dot com

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  28. What a great give away! Thanks :)
    Di
    mdfilmer@bigpond.net.au

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  29. Wow! I would love to win this.

    Lori

    littlelori0411@yahoo.com

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  30. I have used Spelling City in with my 3rd graders for several years. I usually have 3 different lists every week and the students take their tests online. I haven't graded a spelling test in 3 years :) The kids love to play the games and I print out the handwriting sheets for cursive practice. I would love to be able to use the premium activities!
    -Kisha
    kborden@sandi.net

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  31. I would L-O-V-E to have this for my 3rd grade kiddos! Thanks for the great information!

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  32. Oops forgot to leave my email..that's what I get for blog hopping instead of sleeping at 12:30 in the morning! Jody at addysgrammy@yahoo.com

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  33. I love Spelling City....the free version. I would love the Premium membership. With the Premium I would be able to use Vocabulary City too. luanngarrett@hotmail.com

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  34. this would be great!! abranny84 at hotmail dot com

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  35. I also use Spelling City but just the freebie parts. I would love to try out the premium!
    mamabain1@hotmail.com

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  36. I am a huge VocabularySpellingCity fan. I have been using it for at least 4 years and I have a Premium Membership. Ever since I incorporated VSC my students no long complain about studying spelling. Some of their favorite activities are analogies, unscramble and sentence unscramble. Personally, I like that fact that all my spelling lists are saved online and that I can monitor and assign different activities to students. Like Kborden, I haven’t graded a spelling test in years!

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  37. Love spelling city!

    Kcook817@cox.net

    Kelly

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  38. I use the free version and have been contemplating purchasing the premium but don't ever seem to have the extra money. I would love to win this!
    Christelle @ cmmiddendorf@fuse.net

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  39. My students would love this!
    kalaird@gmail.com

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  40. Just signed up for your emails. Thanks for this great opportunity!
    ~Mary Hall Lester

    maryh.lester@hotmail.com

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  41. Been using that site on my new promethean board and the premium membership would be awesome! As a bonus I just discovered your blog and look forward to exploring it. Thanks for the opportunity!

    kcp12@comcast.net

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  42. That website looks great and would love to add it as a resource to my classroom. I enjoy reading your blog! -Kelly

    kmveducator@aol.com

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  43. I teach 3-5 grade special ed and your blog is definitely working out well for me. I've been using spelling city for about a year now and you're right, the differentiating by using different lists is a difficult task that spelling city has help to cut down on my time! Thanks for blogging!
    Jackie
    jurbanski@ahsd125.org

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  44. Just found your site and so excited to use the ideas with my 4th graders.
    Thanks so much!
    Noreen Kilroy
    mom2my2qtez@hotmail.com

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  45. My students love Spelling City! A premium membership would rock!
    Thanks for the chance to win!
    Sarah
    slharrier@aol.com

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  46. Spelling City is so much fun!

    Monica

    dragonspointe at aol dot com

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  47. Love this site and would love to upgrade. As a new teacher, resources are limited.

    Bethstern@comcast.net

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  48. Spelling city is wonderful! Even better, my students love it! Would love to give Vocabulary a spin!

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  49. AS a upcoming teacher, I'm always looking for new things for a future classroom.
    tiggercheerprincess@yahoo.com

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  50. I like the free version. A-goofy@sbcglobal.net

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  51. I love Spelling City...would love to try the premium version!

    bhewlett@windstream.net

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  52. Love spelling city! walshjennifer@hotmail.ca

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  53. Just found your blog! I love spelling city and my kids love playing the games to review their spelling words!

    Molly
    lessonswithlaughter(at)yahoo(dot)com
    Lessons with Laughter

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  54. Natalie

    nsimich@access.k12.wv.us

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  55. YES! :o) Love Spelling City!

    nenamorton@yahoo.com

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  56. Spelling City Rocks...and I look forward to getting your emails!
    Carrie
    cookcie30@aol.com

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  57. I have been homeschooling my Son for 5yrs. and we use VocabularySpellingCity.com every single day! My Son loves the games, and they really do teach him his spelling words! I also print things like cursive worksheets from here too. Its just great, but with the already VERY high cost of tuition, textbooks/workbooks/teachers books, ink, supplies, and countless extras like science experiments and field trips.... we've just got to use the free version so far. So it goes without saying, this opportunity would really be a blessing to us!

    Sincerely- Anecia P. (aneciap083@yahoo.com)

    P.S.- I just found this blog and (even though I'm a homeschool teacher,) it seems quite interesting! I'll certainly be back to see what you have in store for us in the future!

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  58. Very much considering purchasing the premium membership, but I'm trying to figure out, logistically, how to test... I have two student computers in my classroom. Those that have used this feature, how do you pull it off?

    Thanks,
    sander.katie@gmail.com

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