Spell blast encourages pupils to learn spellings while they do what comes naturally; play and compete against each other. As they progress through the levels, the words automatically adjust to the pupils’ ability so that they never find them too easy or too difficult.
If no other live players are waiting for a game, robots take over, so it always appears that there are multiple players. The scoreboard shows your place in the class, school and world.
Teachers can see detailed information about the achievements of their pupils as well as which aspects they have found difficult. A word cloud shows commenly mis-spelt words.
As the users progress, they earn points which unlock new premium Pirate based characters. This makes learning fun and increases motivation.
“Having invested in both the JIT5 tools for Foundation and KS1 and J2e5 for KS2, 3 and 4 we know we have a comprehensive selection of innovative online tools that can be used in a wide variety of contexts to suit many different aspects of the curriculum.”Bob Usher, Content Manager, London Grid for Learning.