I love checking my email and finding out there is a newly released Smarty Ears App for me to review! It's no secret that I think they rock, but when I caught a glimpse of the new Describe It To Me app, I knew I had to have it. I can honestly say that at least 90% of the kiddos on my current caseload could seriously use this app to help with both expressive and receptive describing skills. One of their favorite games to play in language therapy is Super Duper's "Jeepers Peepers," but many of my students have tremendous difficulty playing the game, and often become frustrated. I often have to go back to teach describing skills before they are able to play the game. I'm so excited to use this app to teach these skills...because they are so important!
Disclaimer: A copy of this app was provided to me by Smarty Ears, but no other compensation was provided. All opinions are mine.
|When you open the app, you see this adorable page. You can choose between the four buttons: Support, Play, Report Center, and More Apps|
|Smarty Ears apps always have great Support Buttons, where you can find out more about the app, watch tutorials, request support, and more....and their support help is always quick, easy, and so helpful!|
|If you choose the "More Apps" button when you open the app, you can scroll through other apps offered by Smarty Ears!|
|When a student answers correctly, this ribbon pops up on the screen.|
|Here, the student is being asked about the "function" of the object.|
|This student is being asked to expressively identify the parts of the object.|
|This student is being asked about where this type of object is found.|
|Here, the student should describe what he can see (or what the object looks like).|
|Finally, this student is working on the "Extra" tab. Here, they are being asked about additional information about the item.|
|If you select a student and choose "Report Card," you can see what the student was working on and their data from that session. You can open these results in TRC or send via email as well!|
|If you select "Awards and Points," the student can see the awards they have earned for answering correctly.|
|Once the students obtain a certain amount of points earned from correct answers, they earn awards to go in their trophy room.|
|Lastly, if you choose "Homework Sheets" in the top right of the Report Center, you will find more than 30 homework sheets to choose from to use in therapy or to send home for practice!|
|You can choose to print or email the homework sheets, too!|
Thanks so much to Jonathan at Smarty Ears for the opportunity to review this app. It is currently available in iTunes for 9.99.
Have any of you used this app? What do you think?