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1. Franklin Speaking Interactive
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2. Franklin Homework Wiz - Childrens
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3. Franklin HW 216 Homework Wiz Plus
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4. Franklin KID240 Speaking Homework

1. Franklin Speaking Interactive Childrens Dictionary
list price: $59.95
our price: $33.24
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Asin: B0002OP83I
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 830
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Features

  • Complete Speaking Childrens Dictionary with 46,000 words
  • Animated guide models print & cursive, repeats with the touch of a button
  • Phonetic spelling correction
  • Reads the words and definitions out loud
  • Works with Headphones for privacy

2. Franklin Homework Wiz - Childrens Dictionary
list price: $24.95
our price: $17.09
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Asin: B0002OP81A
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 7216
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Features

  • Complete Childrens Dictionary with 46,000 words
  • Animated guide models print & cursive, repeats with the touch of a button
  • Phonetic spelling correction
  • Improves editing skills
  • Easy to understand definitions

3. Franklin HW 216 Homework Wiz Plus
list price: $29.99
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Asin: B000059YXF
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 10011
Average Customer Review: 4.88 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Make learning fun for your child age 6 and up with the Franklin HomeworkWiz Plus. The Homework Wiz gives children access to more than 40,000 definitionsand spell correction for 46,000 words. The jump feature allows children to jumpto related definitions, with animations displayed during jumps.

The Homework Wiz Plus also features personalized greetings and messages andprint and cursive handwriting animations for any word or series of letters thatthe child enters. It comes with six educational games including hangman, flashcards, and ticktacktoe. Fun with Spanish and Fun with French encourage interestin different languages. It also has an arithmetic tutor and calculator. Viewwords and numbers on the LCD screen and enter information on the colorfulminikeyboard.

The Homework Wiz Plus is powered by four AAA batteries (not included). It comeswith adjustable contrast, adjustable handwriting speed, two skill levels, and aone-year warranty. ... Read more

Features

  • Electronic dictionary for children ages 6 and up
  • 40,000 definitions in simple language, spell correction for 46,000 words
  • Jump feature allows children to find related definitions
  • Personalized greetings and messages, print and cursive handwriting animations
  • LCD display and large, colorful keys

Reviews (8)

5-0 out of 5 stars Franklin HW 216 IS WONDERFUL
This product is great. More parents should purchase it for their children. It gives your children the independence that they desire when doing homework and also you.

4-0 out of 5 stars Franklin HW 216 Homework Wiz Plus
My ten year old daugther is making great use out of the Franklin HW 216. In the car on the way to school she can easily review her spelling words. The big display is great for easy spell checking and the hangman game helps with the spelling too. The problem with the device is that it is very difficult to get the very small philips head screw out of the battery lid so that the four AAA bateries can be installed. I ended after almost an hour of trying opitcal screw drivers having to drill out the screw with a fine drill. Franklin customer service says this is a problem that they are aware of and hope to re-design the battery compartment in the future.

5-0 out of 5 stars Some Dictionary
I don't know what this device is like, but if the spelling of the users who reviewed this product is of any indication, I think that I will skip it.

5-0 out of 5 stars Cooooooool!
I love this! I have had it for years and not 1 button is broken! From checking easy works (Like and or is) to tracking words that even some adults don't know you can search for almost ANY word! There is more then just word searching, you can have a word colection and play games! The is also a Calculater or Calc, with the Calc you can do a lot of different types of math! Don't tell me you are still reading this, buy it, NOW!!!

5-0 out of 5 stars I love it!!
For one thing it can last a very long time! I have had it for years and it not one button is broken! It's very easy to hold and fits almost any were!!! You can even keep it in your secret area! You no that place were you hide your privet stuff, like behind your pilow. It has a lot of works and a word colection, the games are really fun, I love puting some words in the word collection and go to games then click 'Use Words In Collection' then on Hangman you know what all the words are, so when you got that you can cheat or see if your friends/family can win it! Don't tell me your still reading this! Bye it, NOW! ... Read more


4. Franklin KID240 Speaking Homework Wiz
list price: $59.99
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Asin: B00001ZUII
Catlog: CE
Manufacturer: Franklin Electronics
Sales Rank: 11430
Average Customer Review: 4.08 out of 5 stars
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Amazon.com Product Description

Is your child struggling with spelling, penmanship, or just unwilling to surrender to the vocabulary homework? The Franklin KID-240 SpeakingHomework Wiz shows young students how the assigned word is written with an instant penmanship lesson, in manuscript or cursive style. At the press of a few buttons, you or your child can peruse definitions, explore related words, and hear them pronounced. It also offers features that help you find words that you aren't sure how to spell.

The Franklin KID-240 Speaking Homework Wiz offers automatic spelling correction for close to 50,000 words, and articulates 40,000 basic and coherent definitions. You can use the unit to prepare study lists and build them into games and flash cards, turning rote vocabulary lessons into fun. The KID-240 also pronounces all the words and their definitions. The appealing handwriting animation models penmanship in either manuscript or cursive writing styles.

The Franklin KID-240 Speaking Homework Wiz is portable and light, only 0.6 pounds (a little more with the four AAA batteries, not included). It's easy to take with you in the car for diversion on long drives. It provides four built-in word games, including the ever-popular Hangman, to enable the user to review a weekly word list. There is also an automatic shutdown to save battery life. Speaking Homework Wiz is a study tool designed after the idea that children who enjoy the learning process improve not only their test scores but their overall feeling about school. ... Read more

Features

  • Automatic spelling correction for nearly 50,000 words
  • Speaks 40,000 easy-to-understand definitions
  • Handwriting animation teaches penmanship
  • Models either manuscript or cursive writing
  • Built-in word games

Reviews (12)

5-0 out of 5 stars Peace Maker
My daughter's school suggested that I get this for my third grader. She consistently misspelled many words and had a hard time sounding words out. It looks so cool that she doesn't get teased about it. The volume control and headphone jack are great for classroom use. My daughter likes how it greets her personaly every time she turns it on (it initially asks for the child's name).

My daughter no longer struggles with learning new words. She doesn't have to come asking for help when she's reading an unfamiliar word. She can type the word in and it is pronounced correctly and defined. She catches a lot of her own spelling mistakes now. When she doesn't we can just circle the word and she'll go figure it out with the help of the speller. If it wasn't for the speaking feature, she would still be struggling.

The cursive writing button has been very helpful since she just started learning that at school. By watching how it writes, she can form her letters correctly now. It is a good reference if she ever forgets. Her classmates ask her to show them words that they can't do yet.

It is kid friendly in the fact that it does not allow inappropriate words. We tested this out beforehand and have been pleased. We all get a kick out of the Bong! sound that it produces instead. I do wish that it had a larger vocabulary so she could continue to use it until high school, but the benefits it provides currently are more than worth it's cost.

She really likes and occasionally plays the hangman game. She views this as a schoolwork companion/helper first and a game last. It is good for traveling. Otherwise she'll be on her computer playing games. She does store her spelling words in the list and quizzes herself. This has helped improved her scores on her spelling tests.

To sum it up, this product gave my daughter self-help skills and confidence in addition to improving her schoolwork. Sounding out words and spelling are no longer big battles between us all. Her teacher is as thankful as her parents. It has brought peace to schoolwork. We highly recommend this product to any child - especially those struggling with sound-symbol relationships and spelling.

4-0 out of 5 stars Great idea, made shabby
I bought this for my 7 year old (2nd grade) who unfortunately has my personal affliction of not being able to spell that well. We tried the traditional route of book dictionaries but they were heavy and cumbersome and took lots of time to find the words. Especially if it was a derivative of a word like friendly instead of friend. The longer it took the more frustrated he became and his homework was starting to suffer. Most kids limit their writing to what they can easily spell and his work looked like it was being produced by a 4 year old. I figured this product could fill four shoes at once. First, if you can't spell this will probably be able to locate the correct word. This is the answer to that age old question of how am I supposed to look it up if I don't know how to spell it? If you spell it wrong it searches and comes up with a number of different possibilities and usually your word is on that list. And if your child is young like mine and is not the best reader yet (3rd grade level) it will actually pronounce the word so he can be sure the right word has been located. Secondly, it can hold his spelling words that he gets every week. So at night he can take this to bed with him and study without a book or paper. You can also play games with just your spelling words so it reinforces the spelling without the traditional sit down and write it 4 or 5 times (or sometimes 15 if you really can't get it, ugh). Third, he doesn't want me reading with him any more and I don't want to make an issue out of that if I don't have to. But how could I be sure that he was reading the correct words? If he gets stumped by a word all he has to do is plug it in and it pronounces it for him and he can move on (he usually knows it from there) but even if he is not familiar with the definition he can get it right then and there. And if the definition contains words he doesn't know it can speak it to him or he can choose to look up those words. Using the product is very intuitive and easy. With just one lesson he as able to negotiate around the dictionary with little or no help. As I am doing things around the house I will hear the computer voice and know that he is using it. Finally, we started to play scrabble and my husband and I let him use the dictionary to see if he can make words with his tiles. Now every time he asks how to spell something we say look it up and we no longer get that horror stricken look.
Now on to the part that's not so great. We opened this up and it had multiple problems from the get go. The battery cover would not slide on and I tried for 2 hours. It was also missing 2 of its rubber feet that keep it from slipping. I called the company and they said it would be two weeks but I hemmed and hawed and they said they could get a new battery cover out to me in 5 days. It arrived within that time frame and it fit. The bad news is that because the battery cover didn't fit initially we had to fiddle with it so the batteries wouldn't fall out and we broke the cover that hides the keyboard when not in use. I was ready to send it back because I didn't want it coming on in his back pack and wasting the batteries. But the truth is, it shuts itself off in about 90 seconds so I couldn't see it draining the battery power. I guess I could call the company and see if they have the feet and a new cover but it seems to work fine sans cover and feet. I also wish it had the capacity to handle more words. So far it has had mostly everything we have looked up but I know that as he gets on in grades it will have to be upgraded. We also bought him an inexpensive pair of headphones so that if he wanted to use it at the after school program (they do some homework there) it wouldn't disturb the other kids. Over all I give it an A++ for concept and a C for durability.

3-0 out of 5 stars Speaking part is not aggrable with standard phonetics
I agree with dictionary part. It works great for kids. The speaking part is generated as from synthesis of computer speaking. Which is not same as standard phonetic practice. I thnik technology didn't match to the existing phonetic practice. I will prefer Franklin HW 216 Homework Wiz Plus instead of this one for the given price. Also the cover design did not take consideration of kids, they are fragile. My kid broke the cover in the second day.

5-0 out of 5 stars Excellent product for students with learning disabilities
The speaking feature is a Godsend for students with reading disabilities. Excellent phonetic spell checking feature with homonym support (students can easily figure out when to use to, too or two, or their, there, they're, etc with built in features). Best for elementary,some middle school age students.I do wish there was a way to upgrade to their larger dictionary.

5-0 out of 5 stars A Must Have for Elementary LD students
Any child with a written language disorder can benefit from this mini electronic equipment. It can end editing battles and final product disasters when used appropriately. I recommend it to all parents I meet who have a Learning Disabled child. ... Read more


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