A NEW smartphone app aimed at improving pupils’ vocabulary is being trialled in Rotherham schools.
Sheffield company NTScience and Rotherham marketing firm Infinity Digital are teaming up to launch the new Wordsearch application.
The software is designed to be a unique learning aid designed to help secondary school pupils expand their science vocabulary by hunting for scientific keywords in a series of 36 word search puzzles.
Jon Frost, developer of the app and owner of NTScience, said: “By making the challenge of learning science vocabulary fun, we hope to see a significant improvement in pupil’s attainment in STEM subjects, which are now taking centre stage in the curriculum.”
Keisha Barnes, Key Stage 3 Science Coordinator at Wath Comprehensive, said: “We were keen to take part in the trial as it will support the vocabulary development and literacy skills of our students in order to prepare them for the demands of GSCE science.
“We are trialing it with children of all different abilities.”
The trial is due to be completed later this month, with results to be published later in the year.
The app is available for all teachers, pupils and parents to download from iTunes, Amazon and Google Play.
For more information visit www.ntscience.co.uk