I'm not involved in education any more apart from being a dad, (so, pretty involved I guess really!). But as a parent helper at my son's school we've made a weekly online spelling test, which auto-marks the learners' attempts and sends the results to an email address. It's another angle for the onslaught on raising fundamental literacy skills.
The coding was done by a colleague and he's made it so easy to make a new weekly test that I wanted to share it. It takes me about 15 minutes to create a new test with 10 spellings.
I know there are loads of great resources online for spelling, but to make something tailored to a specific class, week by week, where their attempts can be monitored is pretty sweet I think.
Follow this link for the spelling tests
. There are some mental maths tests we are working on too.
If you want the data files to do your own, just leave me a message.
You need to be able to record and edit some audio, have Flash on your computer (the instructions for editing are really easy) and an html editor like Dreamweaver, and a server to dump the files on.