With phones, computers, iPads, and apps like Grammarly, children today may not comprehend the value of actually knowing how to spell words perfectly. They don’t understand that these technological tools are guidelines only, which are not foolproof by any means. Spelling is an essential part of every child’s education and must be instructed in a manner that engages the child, encourages their participation, and somehow stays interesting and relevant in their minds.
Using the latest technology, teachers can make spelling a lot more fun and interesting. But without a full understanding of how technology can help you in the classroom, you may shy away from it feeling that it’s too scary, too confusing, and would take too much time to learn. Our goal is to change your thinking about technology and its use in spelling class.