Spellodrome is an interactive web-based spelling programme for primary school children. Central to Spellodrome is a large bank of activities mapped to the primary curriculum requirements for spelling, which are completed by children individually within school time. Teachers can create their own drag and drop word lists, selecting from a bank of over 10,000 words covering all major international English dialects. Activities are then focussed around the words the teacher wishes to target – these lists can be weekly spelling lists or specified for a class spelling group to allow for differentiation.
Within Spellodrome there is a Teacher Console, which provides tools for tracking students’ usage, progress and improvement and access to real-time data to enable quick diagnosis of troublesome word and letter patterns. Another element of the programme is Live Spellodrome, which involves students competing against classmates and other students of a similar level around the world in spelling games. Subscribing schools can access thousands of pages of printable worksheets and workbooks (all tailored to the spelling programs within Spellodrome), enabling wider exploration of areas such as comprehension, grammar and language. Spellodrome is also available for use at home, as parents can purchase a home subscription.
Spellodrome has not been included in any systematic reviews into the effectiveness of educational programmes.