Thursday, November 13, 2014

Following Directions {app review}

Welcome to Day 4 of app week!  Today, I have another app for you from I Can Do Apps!

Let's talk about Following Directions!

Description (from I Can Do Apps):
"Following Directions from I Can Do Apps is an educational tool designed to work on following directions with a variety of difficulty (simple one step commands to two step complex commands) in order to improve language, auditory processing, vocabulary and memory skills.  Multi-step directions include embedded concepts of: first/then, before and after. This app is designed in collaboration with a Speech Language Pathologist."
The first activity is touch the ____.   Pretty simple- students will just touch the picture stated.

The second activity is touch the ___ and then the ___.  The student has to touch the pictures in the correct order.  For example:

Another activity is After statements.  The student will touch ____ after they touch ____.

Before Statements is a similar activity.  The student will touch ____ before they touch ____.

The final activity is called Before and After Statements.  It is a combination of the previous two activities.  It is an increase in challenge as they have to differentiate what both mean and apply that knowledge.

What I Love About This App:
-It was developed with the help of an SLP.
-It is inexpensive.
-It has simple photographs and graphics.
-It is easy to use.
-It addresses my students' goals while engaging them.
-It is great for kids and adults.

What I Would Love in Future Updates:
-A way to have multiple players.
-A way to track data over multiple sessions.

If you are interested in this app, you can find it in the app store here.  At the time of this review, it is listed at $2.99.

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1 comment :

  1. I like apps for direction following, but they typically fall short when it comes to increasing complexity. I would love to see an app that progresses to multistep and multi-component directions. It probably would be more expensive. though. If it was really great I would pay the price!


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