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Oct 01, 2018 2018-10-01

Mobile Learning

Strategic Vocabulary Game Making Morphology Fun

Touch Press’s Ink Blott Underground app for iOS is an engaging English language arts game for middle school students in which players dig through a series of crystal-filled caves and bring their vivid world back to life by using word parts to fix broken words and sentences. The game educates students on prefixes and suffixes in relation to root words. The object of this game is to help Blott the Inkling—an inky, resourceful mole-like creature that lives below the ground in the literary world. Blott must work tirelessly to revitalize and maintain the dense and perilous Verbose Underground. Students work to guide Blott through caverns to collect crystals and unlock levels. However, the paths to the caverns are often blocked, so Blott must repair corrupted words or sentences to unblock the paths to the caverns in order to reach the crystals and unlock the level. As they progress through the levels, students are introduced to more sophisticated gameplay and a higher degree of difficulty in word pairings. Cost: Free

Reading/English/Language Arts Gamification/Game-Based Learning

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