The Wizardry graphics and music will appeal to all ages and the Custom Word Lists facility allows teachers to add their own spelling lists to match those in class each week.
Students begin by creating a Wizard name. They are then guided through the first level with an on-screen explanation of how to move blocks around to spell the required word. Moving blocks over coins earns virtual coins that can be spent on items to decorate their virtual room. But watch out! More difficult levels see more than one block moving at the same time and it's easy to move the wrong block into the vortex as you seek more coins.
Spell Block Academy can be played on desktop computers, using Safari, Internet Explorer and Firefox, but does not work on Chrome. It can also be downloaded for free onto mobile devices.
Also, as the Wizard Guide speaks Wizard (not English), younger students will need assistance in learning how to play if they are unable to read the speech bubbles that interpret the Guide.
This app will be available on our Library iPads from Term 3, 2015.