Designed with dyslexics in mind, this FREE digital blending board allows users to build customizable deck of cards with phonics skills that suit the students worked with.
The Blending Board App is a powerful educational tool for teachers and parents working with dyslexic learners or anyone else still learning the foundations of blending sounds (phonics) and the multisyllabic rules of English. In this App users will find an easy-to-use resource that allows them to create a deck of phonemes that can be substituted and manipulated to create various kinds of blending activities. The decks enable users to practice decoding simple words, and multisyllabic words, too.
Blending Board also offers a unique opportunity for creative flexibility by granting users design options when creating personalized decks that are visually appealing. The end product is a professional-looking, personalized deck of educational materials that users can integrate into instruction with one or many, and which can be used time and again.
An easy-to-use QR code system allows the personalized decks to be shared with anyone who has the app, so that the teacher's time can be focused on teaching, not navigating complicated technology.
The special fall theme has been replaced with a limited time winter theme! Enjoy the beautiful Northern Lights as you work!
By popular demand, a shuffle deck option is now available in the upper left of the main screen. Enjoy!
Ratings and Reviews
Amazing tool for virtual learning
I love this! It’s exactly what I’ve needed and didn’t know it. I’m enamored by the versatility. My only feedback is to maybe fix the combo of short vowels and the /k/ sound. While playing I was given the combo of cl a c - which should have been clack - I don’t know if “c” can be removed as an ending symbol or if “ck” can be added. Either way, it still gave me the chance to talk about the “ck” rule with my student. I highly recommend this!!
UPDATE: love that the developer sent me a message telling me that I can update decks and disable certain cards! Can’t wait to play around with this this weekend!
Developer Response ,
Glad you’ve been enjoying it! When you’re making a deck, if you tap the little pencil icon next to the letter set you have the ability to disable certain letters or add your own. Hope that helps!
Needs one more key feature
This is so great, but I still can’t use it with my students because of one key feature that’s missing. Maybe I’m missing it, but I dont see the ability to multi-select several groupings within each column. For example, in column 1, I want all consonants AND blends. Right now, it’s either/or option only. I can’t use the + ‘blank’ option b/c it is limited to only one add’l custom tile. An alternative is to have an option in each column, that includes ALL possibilities, where you can just de-select what the student hasn’t learned yet. If you add either of these options so the decks are a true reflection of paper OG cards, I would use it in professional tutoring. Right now, I would need to build multiple deck variations for one child. Keep up the great work!
This is a fabulous tool to support parents and their children learning how to read with a systematic approach to teaching phonics and reading. This is an app that will greatly benefit ALL learners! Thank you for sharing! I’m recommending it to all my 1st grade students’ parents during our distance learning.
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- Chain Reaction Games LLC
- 38.1 MB
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 13.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 13.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 10.15 or later.
- Age Rating
- © 2020 Chain Reaction Games
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.