Dr. Aardsma’s Drills Giveaway
I’m pleased to be able to offer this giveaway to my readers. I have been playing around with this website for the past week or so and I think it’s a great idea. It’s pretty straight forward and easy to use. Before I posted this I was doing a 40 word spelling drill and actually did quite well 🙂
Anyway, below is a description of what this site offers. Everything is subscription based, so there is no software to install and it can be accessed from the iPad as well (if I understood it correctly).
Basically, you select the drill you would like to subscribe to and go through the subscription process (very short). To access the drill, simply click the link at the top of the page that corresponds to your subscription. From there, you simply log in and the drill begins.
You can visit Dr. Aardsma’s Drills and try a free demo. I think it’s more than worth the trip to their website.
What I really like is the accountability. You can have progress reports emailed directly to you about your child’s progress based on a customized schedule. Very cool…..
This is right up Gavin’s alley and he loves both Math and Spelling but could always use the practice.
A little more about Dr. Aardsma’s Drills
“The math and spelling drills are taken online. The drills track the student’s daily progress and emails the parents with the results. These drills have been available to homeschoolers for 15 years via CD software and were sold by Christian Book Distributors, Timberdoodle as well as other vendors. In March of 2010 we launched www.DrAardsmasDrills.com, taking advantage of new technology and stopped producing the CD versions. The spelling drill uses a real human voice, making it the first of its kind in the industry. We have a “Group Reseller Program” (http://www.draardsmasdrills.com/group_reseller_program.php) which can be used to make quantity purchases of drills for a discounted price. The drills can then be resold at a profit. You may be interested in reselling drills to your members.
One of our most popular items on www.DrAardsmasDrills.com is our FREE Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee. Spelling Bees provide healthy competition with the goal in mind of becoming better spellers. Kids love the challenge of trying to be the winner, and parents love all the extra spelling practice this gives their students!
But Spelling Bees are so much work to prepare, you say?
Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee, makes having regular spelling bees as easy as 1-2-3. The good news is that Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee it is absolutely FREE for you to use!
In minutes, you (the Spelling Bee administrator) can set up Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee for your homeschool group, or even just your own family — all absolutely free! The only requirement is that each student participating in the Spelling Bee must be registered in one of Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Drills. (www.DrAardsmasDrills.com)
Each Spelling Bee participant competes at their Dr. Aardsma’s Drill grade level. That is, the student will only be asked words at his or her own grade level. For example, suppose Susan is registered for the Spelling 1 drill and Tom is registered for the Spelling 6 drill. They both sign up to participate in Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee. Susan and Tom will compete against each other, but Susan will only be asked Spelling 1 words and Tom will only be asked Spelling 6 words. In addition, they will be asked words from the list of words they have mastered before being asked any new words. Whoever can get the most words right will be the winner.
Students wishing to participate in your Dr. Aardma’s Spelling Bee practice their spelling words by doing Dr. Aardsma’s Online Spelling Drill every day as part of the school work. The more they practice, the better spellers they get to be and the better their chances of winning Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee!
Dr. Aardma’s Spelling Bee can happen as often as you wish; Weekly, monthly or yearly. You could have a final Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee at year end, inviting family and friends to attend. Winners (you could choose to provide prizes, if you wish) could be announced at your year end/graduation activities. Photos could be sent to your local newspaper announcing the winners.
Groups could even compete against each other, creating an area wide Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee.
Students must be registered for Dr. Aardsma’s Online Spelling Drill in order to participate in Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee. You can purchase a one year registration of Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Drill for as low as $5.14 per registration by buying the drills in quantity (http://www.draardsmasdrills.com/_quantity_discounts.php) The more registrations you buy, the cheaper you pay for each one year registration.
We also offer a Group Reseller Program where your homeschool group can purchase the spelling drills in quantity and then resell them to your members for a profit, earning money for your group, for individuals or for prize money for the year end winner of Dr. Aardsma’s Spelling Bee. (http://www.draardsmasdrills.com/group_reseller_program.php).
You can read more about our products by visiting www.DrAardsmasDrills.com. ”
Dr. Aardsma’s Drills is graciously providing two of my readers with a FREE, one year subscription to the Math or Spelling Drill of your choice.
The giveaway is being run by Rafflecopter.