E-learning startup Super Spellers engaged Arch to define, design and develop a fantastic new platform that engages children through colourful educational games.
About The Client
Following on from the success of its web counterpart, Super Spellers is now available on iOS and Android.
Super Spellers is an innovative spelling game crafted to enhance core spelling skills in children aged 5-11. This dynamic gaming experience empowers students to boost their spelling prowess, with an array of comic-style characters and enjoyable score-building features that foster engagement and transform learning into an exciting adventure. Get ready to embark on a journey of spelling mastery like never before!
The Super Spellers platform is a result of engaging games designed in accordance with English Appendix 1, incorporating research on gamified learning experiences to optimise knowledge retention. The primary focus of Super Spellers lies in cultivating habitual, subconscious references for phonemic and phonological awareness. Furthermore, it facilitates constructive, gradual development of students' subvocalization skills, all of which are crucial for reinforcing reliable spelling abilities over time. With Super Spellers, spelling proficiency becomes an enjoyable and lasting achievement.
Based on an early 2020 study conducted by the UK Government, it was revealed that 22% of 10 to 11-year-olds fall below expected levels of proficiency in grammar, punctuation, and spelling. This concerning statistic carries implications for their future, as evidenced by a survey in 2017, where UK employers employing over 1.2 million people collectively expressed dissatisfaction with the literacy and English language skills of university and school leavers, reaching 37%.
In response to this critical issue, the team at Super Spellers took proactive measures to make a difference. They embarked on formulating a comprehensive brief for an online game that would effectively boost engagement and foster a keen interest in learning spelling among primary school-age children. The goal is to equip these young learners with the necessary tools to overcome these challenges and achieve proficiency in spelling, setting them on a path towards a more successful future.
Arch worked with Super Spellers to develop an interactive online platform for students and teachers, offering an engaging approach to learning spelling and grammar. The platform's strengths include pre-created lists aligned with UK curriculum guidelines, streamlining assignments for teachers. It enables personalised learning by allowing teachers to control individual student goals and lists. Additionally, gamification features like points and rewards boost motivation, fostering a rewarding learning journey. Arch's platform aims to revolutionise spelling and grammar education for students and teachers alike.
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Teacher Zone Features
- Easy to create class and student set up.
- Preset word lists following national curriculum guidelines. Review and set from preset word lists applied from English Appendix 1.
- Create your own word lists. Use this feature to set up a spelling test with words relating to a particular subject for the week or term.
- Create word lists for students' abilities using sets.
- Forward plan your spelling tests for the terms ahead.
- Case-sensitive word lists available to set words beginning with a capital letter.
- Set a timer on the Mission zone to enhance the gameplay.
- Shareable customised word lists.
- Review students’ test results.
- Reward for effort and results. Filter class results by playtime to reward the effort a student has applied, not just the number of coins they have accumulated.
- Send students private messages to congratulate or give feedback on words they are consistently spelling incorrectly.
- Students can play in the classroom and at home.
Student Zone Features
- Fun, exciting, engaging spelling game.
- Designed for children aged 5-11.
- Gamification applied.
- Personalised username and avatar.
- Competitive leaderboard.
- Level up process to allow your hero to become the ultimate Super Speller.
- Reward for effort and results. Be rewarded for the amount of gameplay you achieve in a week.
- Adaptable for students' level of learning. Spelling tests can differ for each child depending on their ability.
- Play against the clock.
- Receive messages and feedback from your teacher.
- Play at school and at home.
"Arch’s high-quality work has satisfied internal requirements and garnered good feedback. Responsive, enthusiastic, and accommodating, the team is easy to work with. They resolve problems quickly and are happy to talk through ideas to ensure total client satisfaction."
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