2016 Editors Choice Award, Childrens Technology ReviewTeachers with Apps Top Pick Special Winter Fun edition! Create art & digital stories inspired by HangArts sight words collection of FUN WINTER WORDS! Our special edition of HangArt features a starter collection of winter-themed words (and companion illustrations) in the Word Gallery & Story Studio. Winter-themed starter words are: coat, cold, dip, fire, snow, two, warm, white, eat, wind.
(Note: Users with existing profiles must create a "new profile" to access Winter Fun Word Gallery & Story Studio)
HangArt puts a creative & illustrated twist on the classic word game Hangman. Kids 4-8 play visual hangman with sight words, then draw pictures & create digital stories with won words. No In-App purchases or ads.• 3 Play Centers: Play Hangman, Word Gallery, Story Studio• Practice handwriting in Letter Practice activity.• Grownups Dashboard offers analytics about user activity and achievements.• Supports visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and ELL learners• Research-based play experience developed in collaboration with a literacy educator: Milken Educator Award recipient Patty McGee, author of Feedback that Moves Writers Forward (forthcoming, Corwin Press, 2016)• App font, Castledown, recognized by Wired Magazine as a “font designed to help kids learn to read and write.” Sans-serif, dyslexic friendly.
--Play Hangman:• Play alone or in two-player mode, with friends, or with families using words & pictures.• Recognize, practice, and learn to read sight words with hangman game that contains 200 sight words from Kindergarten through Grade 3 Dolch, Fry, and Teachers College lists. Game increases in difficulty based on player’s performance.• Each word comes with an original illustration by Kavita Ramchandran, inspired by global arts, culture, and diversity.• Hints, First letter, and Last Letter support available.• Kid voiceovers model letters and words and support English Language Learners.• Strengthen handwriting skills with upper and lowercase tracing with Castledown, which Wired magazine calls “a custom font designed to help kids learn to read and write”
---Word Gallery:• 200 diverse original illustrations of sight words.• Playback illustrations of won words serve as mini-drawing lessons for young artists and supports STEAM and arts education• Kids draw their own pictures of won words and add to create a custom Word Gallery• Players use the same custom drawing tool used by HangArt’s artist to create and add their own drawings for sight words.• Unique drawing tool captures data points of kids drawings, then saves to playback.
---Story Studio:• Shake device to select images, then create and record digital stories in Story Studio.• Audio recording feature ideal for early readers who want to flex creative muscles and imagination, but cannot write yet.• Edit function allows more advanced players to revise stories.• All stories can be saved and played back as mini-books.---More Unique Features:• Two-player mode ideal for family gameplay and classroom collaboration• Classroom and Family Friendly: Reinterprets the traditional “hangman” as a man who hangs from a monkey bar, falling off when you lose a word!• Get unique analytics in the Grownups Dashboard• Build a growth mindset in children with model language to encourage gameplay in Grownups Dashboard• Encourage self-evaluation in children with a word self-rating emoji feature (similar to the “pain-scale”)• Original music and sound FX by Nickelodeon and Dora the Explorer composers Steve Sandberg and David Cerullo
---Audio:• Sound FX On/Off options• Kid Voiceovers • Letter name when a letter is touched in the alphabet• Word name when hangman word is completed• Alphabetic keyboard• Uppercase or lowercase letters gameplay• Audio recording in Story Studio to train and create little podcastersPlease send any suggestions to email@example.com. We want to hear from you!