Appy Saturday!! How about an app review and a giveaway to kick the weekend off?
Kyle over at The Mobile Education Store provided me with a code to check out his Speech Journal app. I have always been impressed with the apps from The Mobile Education Store, and this one was no exception. Speech Journal is an app that lets you customize voice recordings and pair them with your own imported images and image sequences. I use the video recorder on my iPad frequently in therapy for speech samples, story retellings, sequencing events, etc. This app was made for completing activities like that.
Here is how it works...
When you open the Speech Journal app, it prompts you to choose a user. The app allows you to save multiple users which is ideal for working with multiple students. You can organize and save their work into their own files (instead of the video library where I have all of mine!) After you choose a user, you select an image. This can be an image you have saved in your library or you can take a photo with the iPad at that time.
I chose a picture of me and my 3 year old dance class from my photo library. (How cute are they?) After you select an image, you touch the green RECORD button to record a message about the photo. Note: if you do not make a recording, the photo will not save to the student's file.
"Mrs. Kristin is teaching the girls how to stretch before they start dancing."
After you complete your recording, you are brought to a page that looks like this. You are given the option to erase and re-record, listen to your recording, continue recording (and add to what you already have), save, or choose a new image for your next slide.
When you are done with your recordings and photos, you have a slide show! To get a better idea about this app and see a real life example, check out the video tutorial here!
Possible Uses For This App:
- Sequencing activities
- Visual Schedules
- Social Stories
- Speech/ Language Samples
- Articulation data
- Journal for non-verbal students (share what the student did that day, what happened on a field trip, etc.)
- Show and Tell activity
- Family/ class photo album or slide show
- Story retelling activities (this would go GREAT with Story Grammar Marker!!)
- Many, many more!!
Kyle was generous enough to give me 2 more codes to share with you! Enter to win a copy of Speech Journal below... Good Luck!!