Brainiax is an app created for teachers to engage their students outside of the classroom. The app was designed around children who are first learning to read. Brainiax primarily focuses on teaching children Earth Science in an elementary way. Filled with illustrations and bright colors, it aims to keep the attention of students while they study on their own time.
Kindergartners and first graders primarily read about 60 words per minute. It was important to utilize sight words as it is easily identified by them. Another key element in designing the module was to use about 5 letters per word and using short sentences. Any word longer was designated as a key word.
These keywords are broken into syllables. The students are assisted by the app with sounding out the syllables and finally reading the word together. They have the freedom of replaying the syllables as many times as needed.