Thursday, August 18, 2011

#B2SAppSpecials #Promocodes The Writing Machine by Hump Software @chelling

UPDATE (08/20):  The promo code giveaway for this app has ended.  Winners have been announced.  See comment below.  Thanks everyone for participating!

The Writing Machine (iTunes App Store | iPad | $0.99) is another app by Hump Software
to help teach students letters, words. and vocabulary.  This app focuses on helping students increase their vocabulary by presenting words paired with pictures of common or familiar objects.

This simple cause and effect app lets users select a letter, see a picture that begins with the selected letter, and watch as the word is printed below the picture.  You can tap the letter in the top right to hear it's sound & tap the picture to hear the word.  It helps to reinforce the concept of one picture one word & left to right orientation of writing/reading.  134 different picture/word combinations are included with this app.

Skills Addressed:

  • Pre-Reading
  • Concepts of Print
  • Letter Recognition
  • Phonics
  • Vocabulary
  • Word-to-picture matching

Promo Code Giveaway:
The developer has given us 2 promo codes to giveaway.  To win a promo code for The Writing Machine app:

1.  Follow @chelling on Twitter and tweet about this giveaway "I've entered in to win The Writing Machine promo code giveaway.  You should too!  #B2SAppSpecials #teachingall"

2.  Comment below and share another way to teach word/picture correspondence

Winners be announced Friday afternoon in a comment below.  Good luck!


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