If you’ve used Geoglot’s Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS in school with your students, then we have some exciting news. The app can now be used with Apple’s iPad software for teachers and students, Schoolwork. That means you can now assign verb quizzes and track student achievement and progress directly in the app!
Top marks for Schoolwork
Apple are pushing their Schoolwork app and ClassKit environment as the next big thing in education, and rightly so. It makes it incredibly easy to send work to students and track progress and marks. Anything that makes teachers’ lives easier is a plus in our book, being educators ourselves. So we couldn’t wait to jump on the Schoolwork Apple cart!
New quizzes section
But it gets even more exciting than that. As well as Schoolwork compatibility, we’ve added a whole new Quizzes section to the app that anyone can use. It features graded pop quizzes with a focus on fundamental principle of Spanish grammar. These include:
Conjugation of key verbs ser/estar/tener/ir
Ser or estar?
Verb forms for narratives / storytelling (preterite first person singular)
We plan to add to these over time. If you have any suggestions or requests, please add them in the comments below – we’d love to hear from you!
Hot on the heels of its Android cousin, Spanish Verb Blitz for iOS is now available on the App Store! iPhone and iPad users can now learn, drill and consolidate over 300 Spanish verbs on their devices.
The verbs selected are amongst the most common words in Castilian Spanish. That makes the app a superb vocabulary expander for beginners, as well as an ideal grammar self-test tool.
Quizzify your Spanish
All the familiar Verb Blitz games are included:
Infinitive quiz (drill those meanings)
Conjugation quiz (get those endings under your belt)
Snap (hone your translation skills)
Gapfill (master those spellings)
What’s more, the app keeps track of your performance on each verb, so you can check your progress at any time. You might be surprised at the verbs you’re finding easiest / trickiest!
As little – or as much – as you like!
You can choose which tenses to drill in the app settings. Just beginning in the language? Try just the present tense for now. A dab hand? Test your mastery by selecting all tenses to test in the drill games.
If you’re struggling with French, Italian or Spanish numbers – small, big or even huge – then you’ll be pleased to learn that all three are now served by a free Android ‘Number Whizz’ app.
Each one contains not only a handly how-to guide to numbers in the target language, but also games for practice, a random number generator (so your friends can test you!), and a super-useful ‘Number Writer’ module, which writes in words any number you input up to 999,999,999.
The three new Number Whizz apps are available from Google Play at the following links:
Rusmate’s handy reference tool for learning and practising verbs through interactive games, Verb Blitz, is now available for learners of Icelandic, French and Spanish with Android devices! The apps are available for free (supported by ads) from the Google Play Store: