➜ "Speak ‘N Spell for the iPad Generation" - The New York Times
➜ Featured by Apple as 'New and Noteworthy' for iPad and iPhone, and in ‘Apps For Learning to Write’ & 'Apps for Kids'
➜ Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - Children's Technology Review
➜ More than 50,000 Units Sold
➜ Used in US Schools
Word Wizard is a unique app that lets kids hear the sounds of letters and words using a talking movable alphabet. Featuring advanced text to speech capabilities, the app can pronounce and spell-check an unlimited number of original words and sentences built using the movable alphabet.
Word Wizard also provides spelling practice with a list of more than 1,400 questions and answers, and the best is that you can add your own words to create any spelling quiz.
★ Accolades and Awards ★
➜ The New York Times
"This is an important breakthrough in reading instruction, because it leverages the iPad’s size, powerful speech synthesis abilities and touchscreen, so that every letter can be a building block of phonetically accurate sound"
Featured as 'New and Noteworthy' for iPad and iPhone, and in ‘Apps For Learning to Write’ & 'Apps for Kids'
➜ Children's Technology Review
Editor's Choice Award for Excellence in Design - 4.8 stars out of 5 - "Turn your iPad into a talking alphabet/language generator - and the perfect tool for a child just starting to experiment with letters and their sounds"
➜ Wired's GeekDad
"This is a fantastic app for young children, right through to children in later elementary school which makes it an app worth having on your iPad."
"This is a terrific educational learning tool for emergent readers. It’s also a fantastic resource for spelling practice."
Editor's Choice - "This is the perfect app for any child who is learning how to read, or to supplement advanced vocabulary lessons through fifth grade."
➜ “I love the talking alphabet. (...) The app supports letter recognition, phonological awareness, spelling and self-correction without sacrificing fun. I will certainly recommend it to early educators.”
Mary Ellin Logue, Ed.D
Associate Professor, Early Childhood Education,University of Maine
Check demo on YouTube to understand how this app is unique: http://bit.ly/wordwizardvideo2
➜ Talking Movable Alphabet Activity
★ Pronounce and spell-check any word
★ Natural Sounding Voice (two American voices and one British voice)
★ Letter sound (phonic) or name when a letter is touched in the alphabet
★ Alphabetic or Qwerty Keyboard
★ Optional magnetic grid to ease letters placement
★ Uppercase or lowercase letters
★ Keyboard emulation option (dragging letters is then optional)
★ 4 letter sizes available (allowing more or less letters on the board)
★ Voice Transformer (speed,tone) for added fun
★ You can even customize pronunciation of any word (sometimes useful for names of family members)
➜ Fun Spelling Quizzes Activity
Word Wizard also features hundreds of fun spelling quizzes using the talking Movable Alphabet. Features of this activity are:
★ 184 word lists of 10 words: Words for beginners, Dolch Words, 1000 most frequently Used Words, body parts,...
★ Create custom Word Lists by entering custom words and sentences, and even share lists
★ statistics for each list (how many times it has been completed)
★ Hints are available if kids do not know how to spell a word
★ Colorful animations are displayed when a word is completed
★ Once a quiz is completed, a report is displayed and fun, interactive animations are available as a reward
Word Wizard is a universal application that can be used on iPhone, iPod touch and iPad (without requiring you to purchase it twice).
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