Yes or No Fun Deck [app review.]

Wednesday, June 27, 2012
Appy Wednesday everyone! I recently received a code for the Yes or No 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. I was really excited about this app because there aren't a lot of apps that target YES or NO questions. The students that have goals that address answering yes or no questions are usually very young. This app allows little ones to have a fun app that will give us some great data points (win, win!!) 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 52 Yes or No questions to use with your students. Some examples are: Can a telephone ring? Do you put pepper on your ice cream? Can a cow bark? After you have chosen the questions 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:
If  you tap the picture, the app will read the question to the student then highlights the "yes" and "no" buttons to differentiate between the two. That is a great feature for little ones who cannot read yet. 

Pros for this app:
  • 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!)
  • app reads questions out loud for students (allows them to be independent!)
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. Yes or No Fun Deck sells for $1.99 at the iTunes store. 

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