A new whiteboard theme was added after users requested this update. Also, some users had requested the addition of a font that more closely matched handwriting as it is taught to students. The developers listened to the feedback and went one better and created a whole new theme called whiteboard which uses a clearer font, similar to the Zaner-Bloser handwriting style.
Also added, was a built in dictionary. Now while studying your words you’ll be able to access the dictionary included with iOS 5 which provides a pronunciation key, usage examples, and information on word origins. Excellent for general study and those preparing for a spelling bee and reinforcing any new vocabulary words.
Super Speller has a whimsical design with large buttons that are easy for little fingers to hit. The app also features a unique smiley hint functionality. When smiley hints are enabled, a smiley face appears on the test screen. The smiley face will periodically glance down at their answer and offer facial cues based on whether or not the word is being spelled correctly. The kid-friendly design also helps students to feel comfortable and in charge of their own learning!Word search puzzles have been added as well as an unscramble activity. Word search puzzles offer another option to study spelling words without having it feel like study. Every word search puzzle is generated randomly from your spelling words insuring nearly endless combinations of puzzles. The unscramble feature is a challenging and fun way to practice and help get kids to a mastery level. Super Speller includes extras, such as the balloon drop for a perfect score, to entertain, and provide incentive rewards are provide an extra boost of motivation to go the extra mile and make sure each answer is correct. You do need a perfect score to enjoy this feature. As teachers, we would like to see those getting just one or two wrong, to reap some of the balloon benefits as well... In the case of the balloons, they are fully interactive. They tumble across the screen as it is tilted. They can be tossed about by dragging them with your finger, and they can be popped. And when all of the balloons have been popped, you can always retake a test and get more!