SpellBoard Buddy can now add fun activities to your custom spelling lists. Including Word Search, Word Scramble, Alphabetize, Word/Sentence Matching, and Missing Letter puzzles.
SpellBoard Buddy is a companion product to SpellBoard for iOS as well as SpellBoard for Mac.
SpellBoard Buddy allows you to study and take quizzes that were created with the full version of SpellBoard (for iOS or macOS) and then shared with you (the SpellBoard Buddy). (Please be aware you cannot create quizzes with SpellBoard Buddy.)
Quizzes authored on iOS/macOS have been created by people just like you, maybe other students/parents in your class, friends, relatives, the sources are unlimited. Once you obtain and have added a quiz to SpellBoard Buddy, you can either study the quiz, take the quiz or even share the quiz with others.
SpellBoard Buddy also adds fun activities to your spelling lists. Including Word Search, Word Scramble, Alphabetize, Word/Sentence Matching and Missing Letter puzzles.
A SpellBoard quiz is a collection of words that can contain written and/or spoken phrases, as well as an image, antonyms and/or synonyms and notes.
In study mode, you can walk through a quiz seeing and hearing the word and phrase. You can even get a definition for the word. In quiz mode, words and phrases are spoken to you and all you need to do is enter the correct spelling.
SpellBoard Buddy like SpellBoard allows for multiple student profiles so you can track the performance of any student across any number of quizzes. You can even track how well multiple students perform against a particular quiz.
So even if you don't have the full version of SpellBoard (yet) or are just away from yours, SpellBoard Buddy makes it easy for you to take a SpellBoard quiz where ever you are.
Additional bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
I bought this app to use with my students. I think it will be a fun way to practice. I like that students cannot create quizzes or edit words using spellboard buddy. That means no accidental deleting or changing the words in a given list. I also think the ability for emailing their quiz results is a great feature. Easy for them to share that with the teacher and their parents. App support from the developers has also been quick and helpful.
Beautiful But Underpowered
If you have an iPad, buying SpellBoard is a no-brainer. It is a beautiful application. But this companion buddy program relies totally on the iPad application to load lists of words, and the loading process requires plugging the devices into iTunes. The developer does have lists to wirelessly download... but right now there are a total of TWO beginner lists. That is right two. I guess they are a dollar each since this is a two dollar application. ;-)
This Buddy application should be free until the developer adds more features. There are free iPhone applications that do not look as nice but do far more than this application does. I found one in particular that syncs list wirelessly and has a better training mode.
I think the developer will eventually update this one, and when he does it could be great. But unless you have an IPad and your kid has an iPhone, and you don't mind having to plug both devices into iTunes in order to load tests, then this application is not worth buying right now.
But if you have an iPad, SpellBoard is a nice application. I would recommend going ahead and getting that one, and waiting on this buddy program to mature or become free.
Really great app
Have 3 kids with 3 iPods. Sharing works well. User experience is very polished and usable. It feels great. Clearly the developers know what they are doing. My kids enjoy using it and it's a great way for Dad and kids to learn together.
- PalaSoftware Inc.
- 28.2 MB
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- Copyright © 2010-18 palasoftware Inc. All rights reserved.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.