Reading Racer is a free new iOS app that I just had the pleasure of reviewing. This is an excellent easy-to-use app that uses the mobile device’s microphone to “listen” as a student speaks the words on the screen. This is really innovative and separates Reading Racer from other educational apps on the market.
Reading Racer is designed for kids ages 5-8 and uses speech recognition as the user speaks the words/sentences as fast as they can. The way this works is the student presses the microphone button and holds it down while speaking the word. The words highlight as they are read and calculating how many in a row are read. If a user takes their finger off the microphone the word is then read to help them along. This continues as other characters race against them. The better a student finishes the more points they get to help them unlock other racers and tracks.
This is a great educational app to use for Reading and Comprehension and to use Game Based Learning in the classroom.
I highly recommend checking out Reading Racer by clicking here!!!
Below is a brief demo…