Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Let's Predict Fun Deck [app review.]

Appy Tuesday everyone! I recently received a code for the Let's Predict Fun Deck app by Super Duper Publications. As I have stated before, I am a huge fan of Super Duper. All of their products are fun and easy to use. This app was no exception. Super Duper was kind enough to provide me with a code in order to complete the review, but the opinions below are mine.
This app was user friendly and easy to figure out without having to watch a tutorial, although they do provide one under the 'More...' option on the main page. To use this app, you first have to create a player list. This is where you enter the names of students you will use this app with. This app keeps record of students' correct or incorrect responses. I love that this app allows you to go paperless with your data collection! After you create a player list, you can select 'Start New Game' or 'Continue Game.' If you select a new game, you are brought to this screen:
Here you select from a list of 56 scenarios to use with your students. Some examples are: a girl holding a present, a mouse with a hunk of cheese, a child sick in bed, a giraffe on roller skates, and a girl outside in the rain. Some scenarios are silly and some are real life experiences kids will encounter (except for the one about a snowman, since I live in Florida!) With the option to chose what is presented to your student, you can decide to only use real life experiences if that is what you are targeting in your goals. After you have chosen the scenarios you would like to use, simply hit 'Play' at the top of the screen. From there, you are brought to colorful pictures that are presented one at a time. Below are some examples:


Pros for this app are:
  • student friendly and easy to use
  • colorful pictures grab the student's attention
  • built in data collection with option to email (great for teachers and parents!)
Cons for this app:
  • I don't have any!
Overall, this was a great app and I would recommend it to anyone working on making predictions with their students. Let's Predict Fun Deck sells for $1.99 at the iTunes store.


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