Phonics Genius

Phonics Genius emphasizes specific letter sounds and letter blends when pronouncing words. For each sound that can be made using the English alphabet, Phonics Genius contains a virtual flashcard. Each flashcard contains a word’s spelling and a recorded pronunciation of the word that emphasizes a particular sound in the word; however, no images are included on the flashcards. Users can record their own pronunciation of the word, as well as mark “favorite” words that Phonics Genius will automatically save so users can retrieve and review as desired. Instructional Ideas Teachers can plug their iPads into a projector and use Phonics Genius…

Review Overview

A. Instruction - 4.3
B. Design - 7.8
C. Engagement - 8.9

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A great app for early literacy teachers!

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Phonics Genius emphasizes specific letter sounds and letter blends when pronouncing words. For each sound that can be made using the English alphabet, Phonics Genius contains a virtual flashcard. Each flashcard contains a word’s spelling and a recorded pronunciation of the word that emphasizes a particular sound in the word; however, no images are included on the flashcards. Users can record their own pronunciation of the word, as well as mark “favorite” words that Phonics Genius will automatically save so users can retrieve and review as desired.

Instructional Ideas

  1. Teachers can plug their iPads into a projector and use Phonics Genius to model different letter sounds and combinations that can be created for their students.
  2. Students can use Phonics Genius individually to review specific letter and letter combination sounds. While reviewing, students can mark words as “favorite” to represent the words they find most challenging. Teachers can then review these words to identify letter sounds that are causing students the most difficulty and use that information to create variety or provide additional instruction.
  3. Individually or in small groups, students can create lists of words that use the same sound as a word featured in this app (e.g., While studying the /sh/ sound, Phonics Genius uses the words “ship” and “fish.” To create a list of words with the /sh/ sound, students could add “wish,” “dish,” and “hush.”). These lists could be displayed around a classroom to showcase and review student learning.
A1. Rigor
A2. 21st Century Skills
A3. Conn. to Future Learning
A4. Value of Errors
A5. Feedback to Teacher
A6. Level of Material
A7. Cooperative Learning
A8. Accom. of Individual Diff.
B1. Ability to Save Progress
B2. Platform Integration
B3. Screen Design
B4. Ease of Use
B5. Navigation
B6. Goal Orientation
B7. Information Presentation
B8. Media Integration
B9. Cultural Sensitivity
C1. Learner Control
C2. Interactivity
C3. Pace
C4. Flexibility
C5. Interest
C6. Aesthetics
C7. Utility

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