Edmonton, Canada – Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 is creating positive results with students’ spelling accuracy everywhere. We are thrilled to be hearing back from so many educators including teachers, SLPs, OTs, ELL teachers, teachers of students with special needs, and parents including those that homeschool their children. In support of educators everywhere, Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 and Simplex Spelling HD will both be on sale February 17th-18th, 2012 for $1.99.
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 has just received an update to include additional spelling tips that help students learn how to spell and read the English language.
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 takes a spelling based phonics approach to teaching phonological awareness. It teaches individual phonemes and maps each of the phonemes to the corresponding phonograms. The process of spelling is in many ways the reverse of reading since spelling requires encoding skills rather than the decoding skills used during reading. Therefore, the “reverse phonics” approach in Simplex Spelling is a more natural way to learn spelling skills.
Simplex Spelling then combines a full comprehensive phonics approach with contextually relevant spelling rules for each individual word. It acts like a personal spelling coach with each word. Each word is spoken clearly and used in a sentence to establish context and build vocabulary in an approach that is very similar to an interactive spelling bee. Information is tracked for every word attempted by each student to allow educators to monitor progress so that intervention strategies can be used with the students that are most in need of additional support.
Studies have shown that many good readers have poor spelling skills, but that good spellers almost invariably are also good readers. This is why taking a spelling approach to teaching literacy is so important and effective.
Andrea Gardner, an instructional technology teacher, reviewed Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 on “I Education Apps Review” and indicated that “Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 can seamlessly be integrated into any homeschool, classroom or home environment.”
The iMum stated, “I really like the Simplex Spelling apps and think they are the best on the market at teaching your child how to spell in English.”
Fun Educational Apps commented, “Another Top Spelling App by Pyxwise Software”.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 53.8 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 and Simplex Spelling HD will both be on sale in support of educators during Technology In Education’s AppyTechinEd event this Feb 17th-18th, 2012 for $1.99 (regularly $4.99/$6.99). Available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the Education category by searching for ‘Simplex Spelling’. Evaluation copies for educators are available upon request.
Pyxwise Software Inc. is an award winning independent developer of family friendly games and educational software. It was co-founded by Craig Welburn B.A.Sc, B.Sc. and Lisa Welburn Ph.D. in 2011. The Pyxwise series of applications includes the award winning Simplex Spelling HD and Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 along with Simplex Spelling Free Lite. These can be found on the App Store worldwide by searching for ‘Pyxwise Software Inc.’. Copyright (C) 2011-2012 Pyxwise Software Inc. All Rights Reserved. Apple, iPad, iPhone and iPod touch are registered trademarks of Apple Inc., registered in the U.S. and other countries. App Store is a service mark of Apple Inc.