SpellingCity.com Wins TechAmerica 14th Annual Abacus Award – Delivering Spelling & Vocabulary Fun for One Million Weekly Visitors

Ft. Lauderdale, Florida (PRWEB) December 17, 2009

SpellingCity.com was recently 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 that is innovative and has created significant new opportunity for the company. SpellingCity was the single winner out of 12 finalists for this recognition.

SpellingCity.com, an educational website launched in 2008, is a free spelling resource that makes vocabulary building and spelling fun for elementary and middle school students. Students practice spelling and take tests online based on vocabulary lists generated by teachers and parents or sample lists on the site. They can also play interactive word games to enhance their vocabulary comprehension. Registration on SpellingCity.com is free for teachers, parents and students and can be found at http://www.SpellingCity.com.

By registering for free, teachers can add as many spelling lists as they would like and use these online lists in the classroom and as homework. A new premium membership option, available for a low annual fee, allows teachers and parents to automatically record test grades and track students progress on their homework.

Launched a year ago and now with one million unique weekly visitors, SpellingCity.com is one of the most popular educational websites and has quickly grown to be one of the 1,500 most visited sites on the web (Source: Quantcast.com). In addition, SpellingCity.com has been named an AEP Golden Lamp Finalist, Parents Choice Award Winner for the Classroom and for the Family and a 2009 Homeschool.com Top 100 Website.

SpellingCity recently joined a prestigious family of vendors working the Adopt-A-Classroom program. Adopt-A-Classroom is a national 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that enables members of the community to donate to teachers. Now, Adopt-A-Classroom teachers will be able to use donated funds for a Premium Membership which allows teachers to use SpellingCity for automated tests and record-keeping.

About TechAmerica

TechAmerica was formed by the merger of AeA (formerly the American Electronics Association), the Cyber Security Industry Alliance (CSIA), the Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics & Information Technology Association (GEIA). TechAmerica is the leading voice for the U.S. technology industry, which is the driving force behind productivity growth and jobs creation in the United States and the foundation of the global innovation economy.

SpellingCity feature overview video available online: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EW3WL4djHV4

SpellingCity list of recent awards is available here: http://www.spellingcity.com/educational-awards.html

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