Major Update For Scientifically Validated Spelling Based Phonics App

February 26, 2016 in Education (E)

[] Edmonton, Canada - Pyxwise Software today is pleased to announce the release and immediate availability of Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms 3.0.1, an important update to its critically acclaimed interactive phonics-based spelling app for iOS devices. Aimed at children of all ages, Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms focuses on teaching advanced concepts in spelling using a combination of phonics and Pyxwise's reverse phonics approach that acts like a personal spelling coach. This multifaceted approach is seamlessly combined with additional context sensitive spelling tips that help students to better understand the reasons why English words are spelled in a particular manner.

Advanced Phonograms now features a starting level assessment that ensures students begin learning at the level that is ideal for their specific needs. In addition, a new review mode has been added that allows students to review the content they have already learned using randomly generated wordlists. When reviewing material, all the hints are turned off to help students master material they have already covered. Both these new features include automatic data tracking that allows parents and teachers to view data about each word attempted in interactive bar graphs.

Pyxwise has had its educational methodology validated by an academic study which demonstrated, over an 18-week period, an average improvement of 1.9 grades in spelling scores among children who regularly used its Simplex Spelling apps. The largest grade improvement was 4.4 grade levels.

Featuring a dictionary of 800 high-frequency words and 54 different lessons, the app has enough material to fill a whole year's curriculum. Each word has an accompanying audio recording with an example sentence, which really makes the app come to life. Immediate color-coded letter by letter feedback, syllabication of words, phoneme hints and contextual spelling tips provide enough scaffolding to ensure children will succeed.

Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms 3.0.1 now adds spelling lists that cover the difficult words containing the 'ough' letter combination. Unlike other spelling apps, Advanced Phonograms goes beyond the basics to teach students the nuances of English spelling and phonics.

Since launching, the app has been featured in Apple's New & Noteworthy category in 20 different countries, including the US, and has received glowing reviews from educational technology specialists, teachers, speech-language pathologists, students and parents.

Device Requirements:
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 5.1.1 or later
* 136 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms 3.0.1 is $4.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Education category.

Pyxwise Software is an independent family-friendly game and educational software development firm based in Edmonton, Canada. The company combines technical excellence with a drive to change education for the better. The company has achieved wide recognition for its educational apps including winning the Balefire Labs "Best Educational App of 2014" award for its Simplex Spelling Phonics - Advanced Phonograms app. Copyright (C) 2016 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.


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