Simplex Spelling Apps Earn Multiple 2013 Academics’ Choice™ Awards for Mind-Building Excellence
Pyxwise Software is pleased to announce that Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 – Syllables and Simplex Spelling Phonics – Advanced Phonograms have both been honored with a 2013 Academics´ Choice Smart Media Award, a prestigious seal of educational quality, reserved only for the best mind-building media and toys. The independent Academics´ Choice Awards program and its seal of excellence are recognized worldwide by consumers and educational institutions as a mark of genuinely effective learning tools that stimulate the mind and provide potential for students to fully develop higher order thinking skills.
Edmonton, AB, Canada (PRWEB) May 09, 2013
Simplex Spelling Phonics 2 – Syllables and Simplex Spelling Phonics – Advanced Phonograms are both winners of the Academics´ Choice Smart Media Award in the mobile app category. The Academics’ Choice Advisory Board consists of leading thinkers and graduates from Princeton, Harvard, George Washington University, and other reputable educational institutions. Product-appropriate volunteer reviewers, combined with the brainpower of the Board, determine the coveted winners. Entries are judged by category (i.e. mobile app, toy, book, website, magazine, etc.), subject area, and grade level, and evaluated based on standardized criteria rooted in constructivist learning theory.
The Academics´ Choice Awards Reviewers had the following to say about Simplex Spelling Phonics 2.
“This app is a teacher´s dream. There is not an educational app on the market that is as comprehensive and effective as Simplex Spelling Phonics 2. Each lesson builds on previous skills introduced and words are “chunked” or divided by syllables to simplify the process of sounding out words. Audio and visual hints are available as well to help the child as he/she learns. Each specific word can be repeated as many times as the user needs to hear it before attempting to spell it. Teachers can check the progress of any student with ease.”
In addition, the Academics´ Choice Awards Reviewers had similar praise for Simplex Spelling Phonics – Advanced Phonograms.
“This is an extremely powerful app packed with advanced spelling concepts appropriate for 3rd grade and above. But, what separates Simplex Spelling Advanced Phonograms from its competitors is its exceptional ability to introduce loads of challenging content in small bits. The user will not be overwhelmed. Instead, he/she will find audio and visual hints coupled with a self-correcting approach to aid in the mastery of each activity. We highly recommend this product.”
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Academics’ Choice helps consumers find exceptional brain-boosting material. Academics´ Choice is the only international awards program designed to bring increased recognition to publishers, manufacturers, independent authors and developers that aim to stimulate cognitive development. A volunteer panel of product-appropriate judges, including parents, educators, scientists, artists, doctors, nurses, librarians, students and children, evaluate submissions based on educational benefits such as higher-order thinking skills, character building, creative play, durability and originality. Only the genuine “mind-builders” are recognized with the coveted Academics´ Choice Award.
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