Spell ’til You Drop is a free iPad published by McGraw-Hill. To play the game students have to correctly spell words as they are read aloud to them. The app gets its name from the game format used throughout the app. For each correctly spelled word students move across a footbridge. For each word spelled incorrectly a piece of the bridge drops away. The object is to cross each bridge before it collapses.
Applications for Education
Spell ’til You Drop offers eight levels of difficulty for students to play. The levels are loosely based on grade levels.
One complaint about the app is that it lacks a QWERTY keyboard. Students who are familiar with QWERTY keyboards may be frustrated by searching for letters in Spell ’til You Drop’s letter bank.
H/T to David Kapuler.