December 13, 2011 in Education (E)
[prMac.com] Edmonton, Canada - Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 uses Pyxwise's unique "reverse phonics" approach that acts like a personal spelling coach and guarantees success on every spelling word. A powerful combination of phonics lessons, spelling/word patterns, "reverse phonics", and contextually relevant spelling rules have been seamlessly merged into an effective teaching tool. Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 has garnered numerous rave reviews and a feature in the "New and Noteworthy" section of the Education category in the US App Store. It has also been featured as "New and Noteworthy" in four other countries including Canada, China, Poland and Romania.
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 was released December 3rd, 2011 and has already sold over 2000 copies. Within its first week of release, schools have purchased hundreds of copies of Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 for use in the classroom, and teachers have indicated that their students enjoy using it and are highly motivated to learn. Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 has had an iPad rank within the top 10 in the Education category for most of the week, and it has reached a rank of #98 across all categories in the App Store.
Studies have shown that not all good readers are good spellers, but good spellers invariably make good readers. It has also been shown that phonics is a more effective means of teaching spelling and reading than using flash cards and the whole word approach. Simplex Spelling takes phonics education to a new level by combining effective phonics lessons with Pyxwise's unique reverse phonics approach. Students will learn to spell, but more importantly they will gain a greater understanding behind why each English word is spelled in a particular manner.
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 has won praise and awards from the media:
Apps for Homeschooling (5/5, Golden App Award, App of the Week) - "Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 is one of the most powerful spelling apps for phonics I've ever used." "It meets ALL of my criteria."
Mobile iEducator (5/5 stars) - "Phonics 1 is an excellent app for English language learners and emerging readers." "Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 is another excellent app by Pyxwise."
Kids Apps Awards (5/5 stars and an Education Award) - "It really is a winner again with lots of good explanations, options, clear and very educational. Definitely a deserved award!"
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4/4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* Universal Application
* 53.3 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Simplex Spelling Phonics 1 is available for the low introductory price of $0.99 (regularly $4.99). Available worldwide exclusively on the App Store in the Education category by searching for 'Simplex Spelling Phonics 1'. This Friday Dec 16th, 2011 it will be featured as part of an App Friday promotion in partnership with Mom's With Apps. Review copies 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 Dr. Lisa Welburn Ph.D. in 2011. The Pyxwise series of applications includes the award winning Simplex Spelling HD, and Simplex Spelling Free Lite. These can be found on the App Store worldwide by searching for 'Pyxwise Software Inc.'. Copyright (C) 2011 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.