Thursday, September 27, 2012

Tense Builder App Review & Giveaway!

Raise your hand if you have students with grammar goals on their IEP or service plans. Raise your hand if you have students that don't necessarily have grammar goals but could use some extra practice in the grammar area! I'm sure 99% of you have your hands up. Tense Builder by Mobile Education Store is such a great app to use while working on grammar, especially those verbs!
When you launch Tense Builder, you are brought to the settings page. Here you can create individual profiles for each of your students. You also have the option for setting the difficulty level, which tense you want to target, and which verbs you want to work on based on student goals and individual need.
Once you have completed your settings and hit play, you are brought to an animation. These animations are short, colorful, and engaging for the students! Each animation targets a specific verb.
After the animation is over, the student is prompted to answer a question. Depending on which level you choose in the initial settings, will determine what type of question the student is asked. Below is a picture of a Level 1 prompt, "Which picture shows, the ghost will answer the question?"
Level 2 prompts, require the student to choose the correct form of the verb to complete the sentence about the picture. Below is an example of a Level 2 question.

This app allows you to keep data on your students' success with this app. If you chose Stats, you are brought to a screen that looks like the one below. You have the option to email the stats, which is a great tool for sharing data with parents and teachers! I don't know about you all, but this year the ability to print at our school is like having gold. Being able to email results and keep track of progress within the app is so helpful. I am a huge fan of Mobile Education Store apps. This app is very thorough in the ability to assess students ability level with a goal as well as use this app as a teaching tool. 

  Tense Builder sells for $14.99 in the iTunes store, or you can try to win 1 of 2 copies below! Good luck!


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26 comments:

  1. This looks like a great, useful app! I have a lot of students working on these skills :)

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  2. I actually do not have any Mobile Education Store apps as of right now because I just got my ipad... but I would LOVE LOVE LOVE to have some. They all look SO great!

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  3. I could really use this app. Our district will be distributing our iPads Wednesday.

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  4. So far it is Rainbow Sentences, but I really love them all!

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  5. I have conversation builder and really like it.

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  6. I love using the conversation builder app! Such a great way to practice and break down conversations for my students.

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  7. Ditto...FINALLY getting an Ipad from district. All of the Mobile Education Store apps look terrific. Based on my current caseload I'd say Tense Builder or Question Builder would be the best for me to start with.

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  8. I would love to have this app, I currently have the preposition builder app from mobile education and it's a great app to have.

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  9. I don't have any Mobile Education apps but I would love to try this one and preposition builder.

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  10. I like the preposition builder. Works great for my caseload.

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  11. This looks like a fantastic app! I did notice that it even included some incorrect grammar as an option when giving multiple options for kids to pick from, so we could talk about why we don't use that form ('did asked'). Plus, I love everything digital to share with teachers and parents so it doesn't just get lost among papers.

    Rebecca
    Talking With Rebecca

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  12. I really enjoy the Conversation Builder and Story Builder apps. This one looks fantastic as well!

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  13. Conversation builder! My ipad comes on Monday and would love to win!

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  14. Looks like a very useful app! Conversation builder is another great one!

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  15. This looks like a great app and the "Sentence Builder Teen" looks very promising as well. Most of the educational apps seem to be geared toward a younger audience, so I appreciate that you've stepped out of the box with that one. :)

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  16. This looks like a great app to use with my elementary age students working on verbs. Great give a way!!!!

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  17. I would love to give this app a try with my students!

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  18. ive heard that the story builder and conversation builder apps are great apps too

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  19. My favorite Mobile Education Store app right now is Rainbow Sentences!

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  20. Hi! I love love love your page- so glad I stumbled upon it. I'm a first year SLP out in the field, and love all the resources I can get! :) ....How do I enter to win this app?

    Thank you for taking your time to build this webpage for all of us SLPs out there!
    Danielle- SLP in Wa (the state!)

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    1. Danielle- This giveaway ended Monday. But keep checking back for more giveaways!! I should have another one very soon :)

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