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HangArt: Play Hangman, Draw Pictures, Tell Stories for iOS

Developer's Description

Featured in Geeks with Juniors, Common Sense Media, Children's Technology Review, & Teachers with Apps, HangArt puts an innovative spin on the classic word game Hangman. Children can create art and digital stories using K-3 sight words which they collect through innovative gameplay -- a visual game of hangman! Geeks with Juniors: "HangArt provides three different ways to learn ...The Hangman game is always a fun challenge, and the Word Gallery and Story Studio help ensure the lessons stick through contextual play. Its a thorough approach that makes learning more meaningful and effective."Editor's Choice Award, Children's Technology Review, : "Great for reading skill reinforcement, in or out of the classroom. The app keeps records for parents and teachers and asks children to assess the challenge level of each worda very innovative feature." 4-Starred Review, Common Sense Media: Culturally diverse drawings and a specially constructed, easy to read font welcome kids from a variety of backgrounds and abilities. .. A jewel of a game Hangman is a fun challenge, and the open-ended drawing board and storytelling sections let kids take the lead. Teachers with Apps: "Illustrates a trifecta of visual, auditory, and movement in learning about language and how it used. There are a lot of learning objectives packed into this little game; WhoopsI mean educational app ... Kids K-3 will not even realize the extent of what they are taking in because the app is centered on play. This is a delightful find!"AppAdvice: For a fun game of Hangman, drawing neat pictures, telling cool stories, and learning words and letters, HangArt has it all. The Story Studio is a wonderful feature for bringing out [kids] creativity and letting their imagination take over.Of the app, Matthew Farber, teacher and author of Gamify Your Classroom: A Field Guide to Game-Based Learning says: "HangArt is an innovative literacy application that applies pedagogy to its approach. I watched as my five-year-old played, discovering parts of speech and how words interplay to construct sentences. He was particularly engaged in the Story Studio, where he could record his own stories. With HangArt, the focus is on having fun, while building vocabulary in an authentic, situated context."Features: Play Hangman with 200 K-3 sight words and original, diverse animated illustrations. Sight words drawn from Dolch, Fry, and Teachers College word lists. Classroom and Family Friendly: Reinterprets the traditional hangman as a man who hangs from a monkey bar, falling off when you lose a word! Great for family play, one or two-player mode Draw pictures of sight words in the Word Gallery using a custom drawing tool, then save, play back, and add to your gallery Record digital stories in the Story Studio. Practice handwriting in Letter Tracing Practice mode App features Castledown, a dyslexic friendly font custom created for use by elementary aged-school children and recognized by Wired magazine as a font designed to help kids learn to read and write. Ideal for English Language Learners and ESL Child voiceovers model letters and word pronunciation Original music and sound FX by Nickelodeon/ Dora the Explorer composers Developed in collaboration with literacy and arts educators Reward badges tied to literacy activities of spelling, drawing, and writing. Encourage self-evaluation in children with a word self-rating emoji feature (similar to the pain-scale) Grownups Dashboard offers in-depth analytics grounded in the mindset approach for parents and teachers, including insights on what words kids find to be especially easy or difficult. Includes a guide for parents and teachers with alignment to learning standards, including Common Core State Standards No InApp purchases and no Internet required to play Please send suggestions to support@hangart.co. We want to hear from you!

Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.0.7

We have addressed user and review feedback to smoothen out and improved the letter tracing experience in the Play Hangman mode as well as in Letter Practice. Plus, now users have the option of can skip letter tracing after winning a word! In the Word Gallery, young artists can now save their own drawings to their device to share with friends and family. Winning original illustrations can also be saved to device. We have also added a rating pop-up to the Grownup Dashboard, updated the starter words in the Word Gallery to inspire spring and summer storytelling, created new screengrabs, and a new app icon.

General

Release May 2, 2016
Date Added December 21, 2015
Version 1.0.7

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iphone3gs, iphone4, ipodtouchfourthgen, ipad2wifi, ipad23g, iphone4s, ipadthirdgen, ipadthirdgen4g, iphone5, ipodtouchfifthgen, ipadfourthgen, ipadfourthgen4g, ipadmini, ipadmini4g

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