OMI72's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
My daughter has recently started playing with app and there’s a glitch or something is wrong with the game sound counting... it commands to drop the number of sounds she hears with a ie: protection which to my knowledge would be 3 it marks it as wrong... so far she likes the app but no this game. I think you need to check on this program
Neeeevaaa's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
I keep deleting and reloading and cannot get any sound to work on the app
christmas2323's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
At school we do this all the time it’s bogus it’s boring hard/EASY and when you get something wrong on a game the people are like OOOOOHHHHH like are you trying to make us fell bad and don’t even get me started on the girls voices
lizzieblizz's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
My daughter’s school provides Spelling City for their students. It has been very helpful as a learning tool for my daughter, much more effective than when we used to have her write out her words and test her on them. The games seem to help because she sees the words more frequently as she interacts with them, which I think helps her remember them. However, we have had some issues with the iPad app that have been very frustrating. Her list last week was contractions, and when she played games that required her to type in the word, it never accepted her apostrophes. She was very frustrated and confused and I had to assure her that she was spelling her words correctly. Additionally, when playing Sound It Out, if a word has multiples of the same letter, it will say she spelled the word wrong if she doesn’t pick the right letter block. Really, any block that represents the same letter should work. Please fix these issues!
mommas2boyz's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
I got this app a few years ago for my oldest son. It was "offered" by his teacher, but she didn't create the lists; we had to do that. Doing so wasn't user friendly and my son never really played the games because he didn't need to study to pass anyway so I deleted the app after the free trial. When my second son began having difficulty with spelling I remembered this app. I thought I would be willing to go through the hassle of entering the lists if it would help him study. Since my free trial is already over, we cannot use the app to see if it would be beneficial for us. The free offerings on the website don't seem very worthwhile, but I think the paid content is surely better. But even if I could get a second trial, and it was a phenomenal app, I wouldn't pay $35/year. I wouldn't even pay $35 for unlimited use. Considering teachers are suggesting this app for their students, if only HALF the students in the class purchased the app, that would be roughly $500 for ONE class! Multiplied by X classes by X grades by X schools. I am all for capitalism, but that is exploitation of children and it is filthy. An acceptable spelling app is truly such a simple program to create. I will be looking for one in the $.99 to $9.99 range for unlimited use. It may not have the bells and whistles this one does, but too many bells and whistles are nothing more than distractions.
DM728's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
Ok,I'm a student,but I'm not saying that I don't like it,but IT SOMETIMES DOESN'T EVEN WORK! This app is ****
Perrynstep's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
2017 This app is now ONLY for Premium users, we spent a lot of time the past few years adding our lists on here and loved it as we could use it wherever we were at. Now we can only access it on the computer through the internet website (which we prefer to limit internet access with our children). We understand they need to make some $$ but we can no longer give it the rating we had before because 'the app' no longer offers it's original purpose to all members which is what we originally got it for. 2014 We love this app and have used it for the past few years. It has been a big help, especially now since we home school. The update for this app said it would help with the new iOS update, I just updated yesterday and now I can't get this app to work. It says it doesn't support my devices resolution now. Can you please fix this soon ?!?
vhgddj's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
I bought this app because my son’s class is using it and I have other children with spelling words so I figured let’s get everyone on the same program. Not a good idea. The iPad app has so many problems they get very frustrated trying to use it. I have also spent the last hour playing with it trying to figure it out and I can’t it’s terrible. When I complete a spelling test and click “done” after checking all my words it says they are all wrong o% 😂 and I’m the parent. I will definitely get my money back on this one.
sml2500's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
We have used spelling city in my school and classroom for several years. Last year I was fortunate enough to receive an iPad cart so each student has their own iPad. We use the app almost everyday and it is very convenient since I do spelling groups instead of one list for the whole class. Unfortunately, since the last update it has been more of a nuisance than a helpful tool. It does not keep students logged in and logging in for my second graders is not an easy task. The entire layout has changed which completely threw my kids for a loop. I hope that the app creators will address some of these issues to make the app a little more user friendly in the classroom.
IsaTrue's Review of VocabularyspellingcityReviewed on 12/14/18 8:03 AM
it never works!