SpellQuizzer

 

I recently had the tried out a new piece of spelling software to help parents teach their kids vocabulary words.  This program works in an innovative way.  Instead of a cold program drilling words into your children,  you get to personalize it with your own voice.  This could be good for homeschooling. 
This program was created by a father of two, who saw a need to practice weekly spelling words.  After seeing how much this program helped his children improve, he decided to share this spelling program with the world.

The way the SpellQuizzer works is you give it a list of words, as well as how the words are pronounced in your own voice along with a sentence using the word.  This help the child learn by example as well as keep that personal touch in there for them.   I feel this program could be a big help for parents who just dont have the time to drill through words over and over again.  Especially those of us who are working parents with kids who are having problems with spelling words, and those of you who homeschool.  There is also a quiz segment where the child is quizzed on the list then told the correct way to spell any words missed, as well as a chance to retry the quiz.

I feel this program would work best a supplement to another vocabulary program already in place, be it home school or public school.  SpellQuizzer was not designed with any one spelling curriculum in mind.  It should compliment virtually any spelling curriculum since you create your own custom spelling lists.  If you are a homeschooler, here is a link that may be helpful for you-  http://www.spellquizzer.com/Spelling-Software-For-Homeschoolers.htm.

You can see how it works by clicking HERE to see demonstration videos.
Here are some places for additional information on SpellQuizzer-

– Free downloadable spelling lists (http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Spelling-Lists.htm)
– Video demonstrations of SpellQuizzer (http://www.spellquizzer.com/SpellQuizzer-Demo.htm)
– Spelling software for homeschoolers (http://www.spellquizzer.com/Spelling-Software-For-Homeschoolers.htm)
– SpellQuizzer community site (http://www.SpellQuizzer.com/Community)


I received this product to test out for free from MamaBuzz.

Daddy’s Corner

Hey, it’s me! I’m back again and ready to tell you about a game I recently checked out. (Just to explain to new readers, this is Samantha’s husband, doing some reviews for the guys out there, or for things your husbands or older kids may like.)
Today I will be reviewing Darksiders for the Playstation 3.

The cover of Darksiders has a rather menacing individual riding a huge horse and looking quite frightening, Not a game to play with the kids this time. Sorry.

Upon first playing this game it is quite evident the creators have ‘borrowed’ concepts from other games. It has game play much like “God of War”, puzzles and dungeons of the “Zelda” flavor, even some new concepts- Portal gauntlets, “Bionic Commando”, grappling arm of “Bionic Commando”. It can be argued that all games are based on other games’ concepts so we will forgive this borrowing. Why you ask? Well, because the developers took all these great concepts put them in a blender with some kicking art direction by Joe Madureira. What came out was a wonderful game that was a pleasure to play. It keeps game play fresh and exciting while not confusing the player.

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Immunet Giveaway

Immunet is a cloud based anti-virus application for pc’s. This application uses new cloud based computer. What this means is the program is actually runs on another fast system and will run well on any system it is installed on. (It won’t take up any room on your computer!) An easy way to think of it is like baking cookies at a neighbors house, using their oven and supplies, but still bringing them home to eat. All the perks!

Immunet was founded in July 2008 by Anti Virus industry veterans to address a sweeping shift in the Internet threat landscape. Immunet utilizes the latest advances in computing, including cloud computing, collective intelligence, data mining and machine learning. Immunet Protect 2.0 is a free Cloud Anti Virus download that provides real-time protection from over 16.5 million threats daily.

Their flagship product, Immunet Protect Free, provides extra anti virus protection that is light, fast and compatible with existing security products. This compatibility is actually quite rare in an anti-virus program. Most see the competition as malware/virus/etc and try to delete them on the first run, I’m looking at you Norton. The Immunet Community grows daily by the word-of-mouth recommendations of satisfied members, who say they like the extra, fast anti virus protection that Immunet provides for free.

Immunet can make a great holiday gift for those hard to get people. Be it an older loved one who just got into “the Internet” and loves to open all kinds of virus filled emails, or those of us who just don’t want to worry about how much ram or ‘giggle-bytes’ a program needs in order to do what its supposed to. Immunet is offering a gift subscription to their Immunet Protect Plus, the industry’s premier cloud-based anti virus software with integrated real-time community protection against computer viruses, bot nets, worms, Trojans, spy ware and key loggers for the price of $19.95. This is a very good deal, for a cutting edge product that will end up paying for itself if it saves you from just one infection. Friedrichs says that an estimated 40% to 60% of PCs today are completely vulnerable to computer viruses and other malware. According to Microsoft’s [Read more…]

Daddy’s Corner- PlayStation Move!

Hey and welcome to Daddy’s Corner!
Today I am going to review the Playstation move. I recently received a party pack from house party. Thank you very much. In this pack there were 2 move controllers a Playstation eye and 2 games eyepet and start the party. I love most my Playstation 3 and have to say it has impressed me at every turn. So I was hoping for something incredible with move. When I received the package int he mail the kids went nuts, I have been talking about the Eyepet for a while showing them videos and advertisements. They had been talking about it almost non stop to kids and school and anyone else in the general area. Upon opening the controllers I found they fit my hand quite well. In shape it is similar to a newly designed water bottle with an ice cream scoop on the top. In weight it had some density to it but not much more then a tv remote, not heavy at all but fells well built. Set up was easy and pretty self explanatory, set up the camera on top/underneath the tv, we chose underneath. Then pair the controllers with your console (plug a usb cable into the controller then into the front of the console. Easy breezy. The main reason I am so excited for the move is the eyepet so i popped that in first while the kids weren’t around so I could find out how cool this little guy really is. The game is an interactive digital pet who you can play with, feed, bath teach tricks and nurture. In my house he is called a monkey but he looks like a cross between a monkey, a dog and a gnome. You can use the controller to act as various items for use with your eyepet including a treat dispenser, a shower head, and hope for him to jump through and a trampoline. The little guy also responds to your hand gestures. IF you wave your hand above where his head is he will jump up trying [Read more…]