Smarty Ears consistently makes some of my favorite speech & language iPad apps! So excited to share THREE with you this week (with giveaways) so stay tuned!!
Today, iPractice Verbs is up! As always, click on any pictures throughout the review to check out more about the app in the App Store!
When you open the app, you have the choice of either doing Flashcards or Find It. I’ll discuss both below:
For both, you can customize the word lists used. I love this feature!
Flashcards is exactly what it sounds like! The page that comes up will look like the image below:
As you can see, you can chance the test (present, present progressive, past) and the utterance length (word, phrase, sentence). You can also see whose turn it is on the right side! Data can be taken quickly in the bottom right corner as well.
Check out some of the images below to see what changes as I play around with the features a bit.
First, I change the verb to past tense.
Then, I changed the length from word to phrase.
Here is another flashcard. You can see my stars building on the top. Your student gets a star up there for each correct response!
After you collect 10 stars, your student will earn a card which gets kept on their sticker page!
After you’re finished and exit out, you will see three options:
You can view the sticker page (see the image above). You can also see progress cards (see image below).
Last, you can make certificates for your students that are customizable!
As I mentioned wayyyy back at the beginning of this review, you can also utilize a “Find It” option instead of Flashcards. This option is customizable:
When the activity begins, it will look something like this:
When you find the correct answer, it becomes larger:
If you press an incorrect answer, it goes away and an empty white box is shown instead:
And here is an example of a sentence cue instead of a single word:
This app is a good one for practicing and using verbs of varying tense! I like that it has both an expressive and receptive component. Smarty Ears apps are some of my favorites, and I appreciate that they can upload data to the free Therapy Report Center. The pictures in this app were clear and everything is very intuitive! I like the simple use of graphics because sometimes I think apps overdo it in the graphics department 🙂 The app is available for $9.99 in the App Store and I think it is definitely worth that price! An easy and effective way to target verbs!
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