Tuesday, February 26, 2013

In My APPinion [Language Empires by Smarty Ears]

I am very excited to share this new app with you all, Language Empires by Smarty Ears! This app allows you and your students to explore the Roman Empire while working on their language skills.  
The different skill areas are broken down into 8 empires: 
  • figurative language
  • how
  • vocabulary
  • predicting
  • inferencing
  • sequencing
  • which
  • why

 To use this app, you first select your players. You are able to either use a photo or an avitar for your students' photos. My student LOVE when they can use anything with their photo or their name on it. 

 After you set up your players, you choose which empire each student will be working in. The great thing about this app is that each student can be working in a different empire while playing the same game together. For example, Elizabeth can be working on figurative language, while Kevin is working on sequencing, and Kenzie is working on answering why questions. This is a dream come true for us school based SLP's because we all know how diverse our groups can be. 

Once you begin the game, one by one the students are prompted with a question  based on which empire they are in. The photo above is an example of a sequencing question. Here, the student has to put the events in the correct order of how to take a message for someone who isn't home. 

The photo above is an example of a how question. The question is, "How can you tell if someone is a bully?" The student is prompted with multiple choice answers for them to choose from. 

I love that this app is so versatile. It is a language app that targets so many areas of language. My students love playing games in therapy and with this app they can have fun playing while secretly working on their language goals! This app also allows you to keep track of how the student does. I love paperless data tracking. You can email the results which is great for communication between teachers and parents. 

Language Empires Sells for $20.99 in the iTunes store.  Before you buy, try to win a copy below!


16 comments:

  1. This app looks like it covers alot of good language areas.

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  2. It would be a toss up between figurative language and inferencing :)

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  3. Vocabulary! I feel like almost all of my kiddos need it in some way or another!
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  4. I would definitely target Sequencing since my kiddos are pretty low level.

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  5. It's a toss up between inferring and predicting!

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  6. Vocabulary... SO many of my students struggle with acquiring and using vocabulary. Must be in the water here!

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