Wow. It is such a great idea Mike. Thanks for creating such a tool. I believe this application could be a game changer in reaching to the marginalised learners and teachers who are serving in resource poor schools.
Kieran, thanks for sharing your idea of potential use of mobile technology to improve children's early literacy in English language by using the synthetic phonic methods.
I've met hundreds of teachers who are striving to improve their teaching skills. Many of these teachers had not received any training yet they were expected to make positive impacts on children's learning. Therefore, building on Kofi's point, it is important to consider how these teachers will be empowered. From VSO's experience in several countries, it is through coaching and mentoring and modelling good practices, that teachers are likely to change their teaching methods.
Micheal has mentioned VSO's SMS story project in Papua New Guinea (http://www.vsointernational.org) beside this VSO is also working in partnership with onebillion in Malawi where we used mobile game to improve children's numeracy.