Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Emotions and Emotions 2 {app review}

I have a student on my caseload this year who is working on identifying emotions and picking up on social cues.  I am always looking for new ideas for him because we tend to do the same thing over and over.  I was excited to see two apps from I Can Do Apps to work on these skills!  Check them out below:

The first app is called Emotions.

The second is called Emotions 2.

Both apps are set up the same way.  As you can see, there are five different activities. On each screen you have text at the top and then three answer choices.  You can also select the speaker button to have them read out loud.

1. Identify picture with the emotion

2. Identify emotion with the picture

3. Identify picture based on scenario + emotion

4. Identify picture with label based on scenario.

5. Identify picture based on scenario

At the end of every activity, a summary is given.

Overall, these apps are simple to use and help target identifying emotions in a variety of ways.  The different levels create easy scaffolding.  I really like that they are created by a speech-language pathologist and that they use real images (instead of cartoons).  They are also aligned with Common Core standards, which is great for those in schools.

If you are interested in Emotions or Emotions 2, you can find them in the App Store for $2.99 at the time of this review!

Note: Copies of these apps were provided for my review.  No other compensation was received.  All opinions expressed are mine. 

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