Teacher Review for Osmo Words

Osmo Words Play was a great app for beginning readers working on phonics. I loved the interactive feature where kids can slide their letters into the camera's view. However, I did not see an option for selecting a level of difficulty.

Chavonne T.
Educator
Xavier University Montessori Lab School
Cincinnati, United States
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My Rating
Learning Scores
Engagement
Pedagogy
Support
My Students Liked It Yes
My Students Learned Yes
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Further application
Individual
Practice
Great with ELL
General
Low literacy
How I Use It
As a 1-3rd grade teacher, this app would be used . more so for students who need phonics and phonetic support. The app did not allow me to set the difficulty level for the student, so it is limiting.
My Take
Overall, this product as a teaching tool is average compared to other language tools. I like that a child could use hands on material with the technology, however, it appeared limited in expanding kids thinking. I would use this as a supplemental extension to a spelling or phonics lesson.