Awards & Recognition




2016 SIIA CODiE Finalist

VocabularySpellingCity and Science4Us are 2016 SIIA CODiE Award finalists. VocabularySpellingCity is a finalist in the “Best Game-Based Curriculum Solution” category, and Science4Us is a finalist in the “Best Science Instructional Solution” category. The SIIA CODiE Awards are the premier awards for the software and information industries, and have been recognizing product excellence for more than 30 years.

CODiE Award finalist
Homeschool.com – Top 100 site

Homeschool.com is the number one site for homeschooling. Homeschool.com has included VocabularySpellingCity.com on their list of Top 100 Educational Websites for homeschooling in 2015 and every year since 2009.

Homeschool.com
Scholastic Best Educational Apps for Students

VocabularySpellingCity is included in Scholastic Parent & Child’s list of “Best Educational Apps for Students,” among “the smartest and most fun homework-helping apps to help your child learn a subject with fewer tears and more smiles.”

Scholastic Best Educational Apps for Students
Kindertown Back To School Spelling App

VocabularySpellingCity is an approved app by KinderTown, which finds and reviews the best educational apps for kids ages 3-8 years old. KinderTown’s mission is to improve early childhood education by empowering parents with the tools to be better teachers.

Kindertown Back To School Spelling App
2013 EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program Finalist

VocabularySpellingCity was a finalist in the 2013 EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program for the Cool Tool Award. Cool Tool awards recognize new, emerging and established technology solutions for education.

T2013 EdTech Digest Awards Recognition Program Finalist
eSchool Media 2012 Honorable Mention

VocabularySpellingCity was singled out by the readers and visitors of eSchool Media’s various publications, websites and email newsletters. These readers and visitors who nominated and voted for VocabularySpellingCity to receive this honor include school district and university administrators.

eSchool Media 2012 Honorable Mention
Teaching Blog Addict Seal of Approval

As a token of appreciation for being a featured review, VocabularySpellingCity received a ‘stamp of our approval’ from Teaching Blog Addict, the #1 ranked teaching blog on the web.

Teaching Blog Addict Seal of Approval
The National Parenting Center’s 2011 Seal of Approval

The National Parenting Center’s Seal of Approval program is an independent testing procedure conducted to judge a variety of products introduced and marketed to the parent/child consumer market.

The National Parenting Center's 2011 Seal of Approval
iParenting Media Award

The iParenting Media Awards, which is a Disney Interactive Media Group Property, provides a credible and objective method of determining outstanding products in the marketplace and honoring them with their consumer award. This is accomplished by a thorough product evaluation process that includes careful review by parents, experts, licensed childcare centers, and schools nationwide. VocabularySpellingCity was selected as a winner of this prestigious award.

iParenting Media Award
Abacus Cool Tech Award

VocabularySpellingCity.com was selected by TechAmerica as the winner of the 2009 Abacus Cool Tech Award. The Abacus Cool Tech Award is presented to the company that has developed, and/or introduced a cool product within the past 18 months which is innovative and has created significant new opportunities for the company. VocabularySpellingCity was the single winner out of 12 finalists for this recognition.

2009 Abacus Cool Tech Award
Teachers’ Choice Award For The Family

The Teachers’ Choice Awards honor products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home! VocabularySpellingCity has been selected by Learning Magazine® as a 7th Annual Teachers’ Choice Award for the Family Winner!

Teachers' Choice Award for the Family
ClickSchooling Award

VocabularySpellingCity has been awarded the ClickSchooling Award for excellence in merging technology with education to provide fun and innovative ways for students of all ages to learn. While ClickSchooling reviews are published every day, Monday through Saturday, only a select few sites are awarded the coveted “ClickSchooling Award.”

ClickSchooling Award
Teachers’ Choice Award For The Classroom

The Teachers’ Choice Awards honor products of exceptional quality and outstanding performance in the classroom and at home! VocabularySpellingCity has been selected by Learning Magazine® as a 16th Annual Teachers’ Choice Award for the Classroom Winner!

Teachers' Choice Award for the Classroom
Parents’ Choice Award

The Parents’ Choice Foundation, the nation’s leading experts on quality childrens’ media and toys, recently selected the VocabularySpellingCity.com website as a Parents’ Choice Recommended Award.

Parents' Choice Award
Distinguished Achievement Awards Finalist

The Distinguished Achievement Awards (DAAs) recognize the year’s top educational products. VocabularySpellingCity has been recognized as one of the four finalists in the Curriculum – Teaching Aides category.

Distinguished Achievement Awards
Golden Lamp Awards Finalist

The Golden Lamp Awards are one of educational publishing’s longest-running and most prestigious traditions. VocabularySpellingCity has been recognized as one of the four finalists in the Technology Innovations category.

Golden Lamp Awards
The American Library Association – Great Web Sites for Kids

VocabularySpellingCity.com has been selected for inclusion in the American Library Association’s Great Web Sites for Kids. Great Web Sites for Kids are those considered the best web sites for ages birth to 14, outstanding in both content and conception. As applied to web sites for young people, “great” should be thought to include sites of especially commendable quality, sites that reflect and encourage young people’s interests in exemplary ways.

ALA ALSC Great Web Sites Seal
Larry Ferlazzo – Top 5 Choice for Best Online Learning Games

Larry Ferlazzo picks VocabularySpellingCity as one of the Best Online Learning Games on the web. Larry Ferlazzo is a well-known language teacher and blogger about language arts and ESL websites. He provides two rankings of the best sites: for one, he ranks sites himself and the other ranking is based on his readers’ votes. On both rankings, VocabularySpellingCity.com was selected as the second most useful learning games website on the web!

Larry Ferlazzo
The Pioneer Woman

“My recent find is SpellingCity.com. I love straightforward sites like this. The site is focused; it does one thing – and it does it VERY well. I did not have to join to use this FREE site, but I chose to create an account so VocabularySpellingCity would save my word lists, making it easier and faster to use the site for daily visits or weekly/monthly reviews. The site has various Spelling uses, like testing or teaching words; it also offers Spelling and Vocabulary games.”

The Pioneer Woman
Green Business Certified

VocabularySpellingCity has been named a certified “Green Business” by the Uniform Standard for Green Business Certification (IGBC/USGBC) as a result of its environmentally friendly business practices and product delivery. By using the web to deliver vocabulary and spelling content, VocabularySpellingCity is helping environmentally conscious teachers and parents reduce or eliminate the need for paper teaching materials.

Green Business Certified
SmartBoard/Promethean

SMART and Promethean accredit educational software and content titles based on their compatibility with their interactive whiteboards. VocabularySpellingCity has been reviewed and approved to be “Ready for Use” with both systems.