Sunday, July 22, 2012

"WH" Questions At Home Fun Deck [app review.]

Appy Sunday everyone! I recently received a code for the "WH" Questions At Home 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. My students love Super Duper products, too. 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 when apps 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 "WH" questions to use with your students. Some examples are: Who are your neighbors?, Why is it important to recycle?, Where do you put your coat when you get home? All of these questions are real life questions your student may encounter in their home lives. 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. The questions are not timed so you can use these questions as teachable moments and have discussions with your students. Below are some examples:

 (This one is very important living in Florida!)


If  you tap the picture, the app will read the question to the student. This allows the student to practice using this app independently!
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. "WH" Questions at Home Fun Deck sells for $1.99 at the iTunes store!

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