A user has recently contacted @Reks asking advice on which spelling list to use with a four-year-old learner. Which spelling words to use as a starting point mostly depends on the learner’s learning potential and motivation.
As a teacher and a parent of a four-year-old boy, I would suggest to start with making your own custom list consi [...]
Special Education Department at Calvin Christian School (Hamilton, Ontario in Canada) recommends @Reks apps. The @Reks card matching apps caught the school’s attention:
Multiplication: Math Facts Card Matching Game (primary) – to download go to: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/multiplication-math-facts/id459907714?mt=8
and Memory [...]
School Tool Rhyming Words iOS app by @Reks was released only a couple of weeks ago and already featured in iTunes.
The app is featured in 155 iTunes markets worldwide.
Build A Word Easy Spelling with Phonics iOS application by @Reks offers users a chance to create their own custom spelling word lists from the pool of over 800 words.
To customize the app please follow these four steps:
1. Go to Settings (Press&Hold)
We teach students rhyming words to help them develop phonemic awareness which leads to better reading and writing (spelling) success. When a student learns to manipulate words through rhyming and rhyming word games, he has acquired an important skill to break words into smaller parts and to recognize smaller parts in words. Thus, rhyming teac [...]
@Reks‘ spelling app, Build A Word Express – Practice spelling and learn letter sounds and names, was honored to be on TCEA’s list of Free Must-Have iPad Apps for Spelling.
TCEA (Texas Computer Education Association) is a member-based organization devoted to the use of technology in education. To check out the full list of [...]
@Reks‘ lite version of a series of spelling apps, Build A Word Express – Practice spelling and learn letter sounds and names, was thoroughly reviewed by a Speech Language Pathologist and Educator with 25 years experience,
Bronwyn Sutton, on The Learning App Guide website.
According to Ms. Sutton Build A Word Express spelli [...]
One of @Reks valued app users using pseudonym 2sweet2besoured left a one-star review in iTunes for Build A Word Express – Practice spelling and learn letter sounds and names complaining that there was no sound coming from the app. Unfortunately, the user did not contact @Reks support team for help, so we were unable to offer assistan [...]
@Reks has a number of spelling apps to meet different educational needs. @Reks is a member of MomsWithApps Group (http://momswithapps.com/) hence all @Reks’ spelling apps are a part of KnowWhatsInside Program, a partnership between MOMs with apps™ and ACT.
Astro Math: Grades K-3 by @Reks is a reliable follow-up resource for common core standardized lessons. The app includes math facts covering kindergarten through 3rd grade school curriculum. (more…)
Astro Math: Grades K-3 by @Reks is a reliable follow-up resource for common core standardized lessons. The app includes math facts covering kindergarten through 3rd grade school curriculum.
By protecting each planet individually a student goes through levels practicing grade-level appropriate math skills (counting, addition, subtraction, mult [...]
AtReks math apps rely on on common core math standards in the U.S.A. They are reliable follow-up resources for common core standardized lessons. AtReks math apps include math facts covering kindergarten through 3rd grade school curriculum. They are all based on the finding of the National Research Council: (more…)
If you have already upgraded operating system (iOS) of your Apple device to iOS7, you are probably worried with the battery life suddenly becoming shorter. This is because iOS7 introduced a lot of fancy features that tend to deplete your battery faster. Here are 4 steps you can take to keep the battery running longer: (more…)
Classroom Spelling, Build A Word – Easy Spelling – Learn to Spell Sight Words, Long Vowel and Short Vowel Words, Build A Word Express – Practice spelling and learn letter sounds and names apps offer users an option to add new spelling-word lists or delete old spelling-word lists. To add new spelling lists you can use letters of the English [...]
A number of schools asked us to do increase recording time for new spelling words narration because they needed longer time to add sentences in narration especially when using homonyms like ‘see’, and ‘sea’. @Reks cares about the users and gladly made the changes. However, we also realized that some users might find th [...]
Letting your child play apps unattended can lead to having your iTunes bill increased considerably. The $0.99-charges which often go unnoticed tend to add up.
Have you heard of apps like Angry Birds Star Wars, Skim It!, Temple Run, Fruit Ninja HD, Hungry, Hungry Hippos? Yes? No? Well, your child has certainly heard of them if not played. It [...]
Classroom Spelling, Build A Word – Easy Spelling – Learn to Spell Sight Words, Long Vowel and Short Vowel Words, Build A Word Express – Practice spelling and learn letter sounds and names apps offer users an option to add new words or delete old words in their own custom spelling lists. To add words you can use letters of the English alphab [...]
Memory Game Spelling Words and Spelling Words Card Matching Game are two spelling apps designed to help children practice spelling while playing a card matching game also known as a memory game.
Upon downloading an app one custom spelling list is already created as an example what a custom spelling list might look like. This exemplary spellin [...]
You can turn OFF in-app purchase on your iPhone in 7 steps. The same steps can be applied to iPad or iPod Touch.
Tap GENERAL in the Settings
Scroll down to find RESTRICTIONS. Tap it.
Tap ENABLE RESTRICTIONS at the top of the screen.
Enter Restrictions Password (4 digit numerical code) (more…)
@Reks and Apple celebrate a huge mile stone in downloads. Today Apple shared a big news about reaching 50 billion app downloads. Also, @Reks, an app developing company, has crossed over half a million downloads! Following the news, Apple announced the name of the person who downloaded the milestone app. The prize winner will receive a $10,000 [...]
Caboose – Learn Patterns and Sorting with Letters, Numbers, Shapes and Colors App is a game scenario that provides practice and reinforcement for sorting and patterning skills. It is a fun activity for children as they complete activities to travel across the U.S. or Europe on a train. We love this app because it is an interactive and [...]
Build A Word Phonics
By now your child has probably already learned all the letters, but connecting letters into words is still an abstract concept. It takes a while for the child to start writing first two-letter words, then three, four, and so forth.
teach your child three basic principles:
we write from left to right
we write one letter [...]
The main components of the Build A Word Phonics interface are a notepad sheet with the target word written on it either in letters (LEARN modes) or in question marks (PRACTICE and TEST Modes), several scattered letter cards and card slots in a number that matches the number of the letters in the target word. The target word is spelled either [...]