Month: November 2019

How to organize a mock spelling bee at your school in 7 steps

How to organize a mock spelling bee at your school in 7 steps

Featured Articles, Spelling Bee Articles
Whether your students are participating at the Scripps National Spelling Bee or any other regional or private spelling bee competition, it is always a good idea to give them a taste of how the actual competition will be like, especially if it is their first time participating in such an event. Such mock spelling bee sessions will only complement the hours of practice your students put in before the competition. Besides this, the mock session will also help boost their self-confidence and allow them as well as their mentors, to identify their lacking. Organizing a mock spelling bee session, however, is easier said than done as it requires a long time to prepare for and a lot of materials to conduct. But if you know the right way, and follow certain steps and guidelines, you wil...
9 most popular spelling bees around the world

9 most popular spelling bees around the world

Featured Articles, Spelling Bee Articles
Spelling bee competitions are being organized around the world every year. These contests range from regional levels, all the way up to the national levels and then to the global level. The global spelling bee circuit has come quite far and has seen a lot of development over the past two decades. As young students and learners are becoming more and more interested to take part in such spelling activities, the organizers and spelling bee enthusiasts are doing everything in their power to ensure that these young souls are provided with the proper platform and guide to pursue their goals. With these thoughts in mind, spelling bees have been established around the world. Today, we will be seeing 8 such popular spelling bees from all across the globe.   1. Scripps Nation...
Spelling words search and words list building

Spelling words search and words list building

Featured Articles, How to spell: computer aided training, Spelling Bee Articles
Spelling Bee Ninja provides a Spelling words search engine; a precious tool to build spelling lists and get spelling info for every English word. The aim of the search engine is to provide users with spelling bee related information and insights on every single English word. The engine updates information for each words as students take spelling tests with Spelling Bee Ninja. Everybody can use this tool to find how difficult a word it is and how frequently it is misspelled by students. For each word is provided a link to hear the correct pronunciation and check the word definition, along with the available definitions for the word. Collect the words into “My Words” basket to create custom spelling lists ready to be printed, shared or to be used for your personal spelling tes
Spelling Words – All you need to know.

Spelling Words – All you need to know.

Featured Articles, How to spell: computer aided training, Spelling Bee Articles
Spelling Bee Ninja heavily relies on Spelling Words list.   Words list are word sets than can be named, saved and used for studying and taking spelling tests. Spelling lists can be printed, embedded on web pages and shared with classmates. Spelling lists can be public, private or visible only to students belonging to a user’s account. The following paragraphs explain how to handle spelling lists with SBN. My Words section “My words” is a temporary list used as a basket to store words that will then be saved as Spelling Words Lists. You will meet a lot of words while navigating the SBN web app; for instance in report cards or while using the search engine or while browsing the “Words and Lists” section of the website. Close to each word you will often find
Spelling Shed – An honest review

Spelling Shed – An honest review

Spelling Bee Articles
In this article we will review the Spelling Shed website. As usual, this article is not sponsored by Spelling Shed or any other and provides an honest point of  view keeping in mind students' interests. The Education Technology or EdTech industry has seen tremendous growth over the past decade. With the growth of technology and the ease of access to the internet, stakeholders from different levels of academia, including students, feel inclined towards this new form of education.   Now, you might be wondering what exactly EdTech is. In simple terms, EdTech is the technology that supports education. Often referred to as Learning Technology, EdTech is a systematic approach to education using applicable means of technology like the internet, web tools, and so on. The Sp
Spell Check with the Smart Spelling Trainer

Spell Check with the Smart Spelling Trainer

Featured Articles, How to spell: computer aided training, Spelling Bee Articles
Spelling Bee Ninja (SBN)  is a system that constantly learns about the difficulty level of every English word allowing a very precise spell check. Moreover, it keeps track of the student progress, being aware of the misspelled words along with the correct spelled ones. This characteristics allow SBN to provide students with tailored spelling tests. The features related to personalized training are generally referred as “Smart Training”. From a Spell check perspective, SBN offers two kind of Smart training features: Learning Spelling Tests Review Spelling Tests Spell check with Learning Spelling Tests This type of spelling test will propose to the student a spelling test containing a mix of the words he/she misspelled in the past, plus new words the student is still