Wednesday, May 31, 2017

{App Review} Endless Alphabet

This must be the week for wonderful apps!  I have yet another app review to share with you!  "Endless Alphabet" by Originator, Inc. is an interactive educational app that is great for younger kids, older kids, or as a fun, reinforcing app for any child!

This app includes 100 words to spell!  Students can choose any word that they'd like!

First, monsters run in and scatter all of the letters.

Then, as the letters are dragged back to their correct place, they each say their sound (over and over) as they go!  This is an AWESOME way to work on letter sounds!

Hooray, all of the letters are back where they belong!

Once all of the letters have returned, the word is defined.  

What a great way to work on vocabulary, since the definition is given verbally and a picture of the definition is also included!

I can tell you that this app is definitely kid-approved!  My 3-year-old stole my iPad and played this app for almost an hour before I even got a chance to explore it!

You can find this fantastic app for $8.99 HERE!

Disclaimer: This app was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed here are solely my own.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

{App Review} Social Detective Intermediate

You know I LOVE anything Social Thinking, so I am very happy to share an awesome new app with you called, "Social Detective Intermediate"!

This app is FABULOUS!  I have a group of rather rambunctious energetic spirited 2nd graders and this app has held their attention throughout multiple sessions over the last few weeks as I have been checking out this app!

So what is included in this app?  Each social situation includes a video, which is awesome for engaging students!

Following the video, students must answer a few questions about the social situation.  First, they must make a smart guess.  This is basically like inferring information about "expected behaviors".

Students must also determine emotions within the app.

Additionally, students must make guesses as to what the people are thinking in the videos.

This app really gets at all of the common social skill areas that I feel I work on with my students!

This app is so easy to use!

* The videos are incredibly engaging, even for students who sometimes have difficulty with attending, in my opinion.
* Each video targets basic social skills and is super easy to use.
* Videos can be replayed, so you can stop and start them as needed.
* There are a bunch of videos, so you can definitely use this app session after session after session.

* I wish there was a way to go back to previous videos because sometimes my students would quickly push buttons instead of having conversations about why they were choosing their answers.

This app is currently $19.99 and you can find it HERE!  In my opinion, this is a WONDERFUL app for anyone who teaches social skills!

Disclaimer: This app was given to me for review.  No other compensation was provided.  The opinions expressed here are solely my own.