A few weeks ago Google released a new chrome experiment that my students have been obsessed with playing, and I can’t blame them! Spell Up is designed for Chrome, but also works with Android and iOS.
Google worked with game designers and teachers to create a simple but addicting spelling game: spell words correctly and your tower grows taller and taller. Words become more and more challenging, and include not only spelling, but also jumbles and Wheel-Of-Fortune style guessing games. Additionally, players can earn bonuses and use hints by earning coins throughout the game.
The game is available in three levels:
- Beginner (words like bread and lake)
- Intermediate (words like laundry and spinach)
- Expert (words like innovator and extrapolate)
Here’s a quick video for an overview of how it works:
Try this game out in your own classroom as a brain-boosting warm-up or reward for completing work. Plus, take a whack at it yourself – you might be surprised by how hooked you get.
Happy spelling up, y’all!