Teacher Review For Alphabets

Learning Foreign Letters ! ! !

Tracey W.
Media specialist/librarian
P.S. Is 54
Bronx, NY
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My Grades Pre-K, K, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5
EdTech Mentor
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 4
Pedagogy 4
Support 4
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Creation
Further application
Knowledge gain
Great with Advanced learners
How I Use It
This product can be used for exploring seven world language writing systems. There are four different sections for students to explore such as learn, games, list, and more apps. Within each section the users' choices are Greek, Hebrew, Arabic, Russian, Korean, Morse Code, and Roman. Children were highly engaged and enjoyed learning using another language from outside their home language. In games, users select a language and take a ten question quiz where they can view ten symbols at random and then choose the letter's correct name. I would definitely recommend this app. I worked on this app with a small group. Further implications for this app can be used to connect the curriculum to Greek mythology study. I highly recommend this app for advanced learners as well.
My Take
This product is a great way for kids to enhance another written language . Kids who want to explore the different sets of symbols for each writing system will be able to learn the symbols and their variations in each language For example, viewing the uppercase and lowercase symbols for several languages. Social Studies classes may use this to compare the different writing aspects and can also learn the historical context behind it. Through use of this app, children unwittingly begin to discover initial sounds as they are exposed to the different languages. It would be great if users could see what a word or a sentence looks like with these symbols and how that word might be pronounced. This would be better if there was a little short story connected to it where kids can practice to read to it. This product is a great find for early multiple language learners.