Hello all! Sorry for my absence this week, but I am back with another great app review and giveaway from Mobile Education Store! There was such a great response from Rainbow Sentences that Kyle was gracious enough to let me do another!
Preposition builder is a great, easy to use app that can be used to target prepositions, and I don’t know about you but I feel like I can never get enough prepositions material.
The app opens to this screen, where you can set up, continue, or switch to individual users. I love being able to set up separate accounts for each of my students. It makes picking up where we left of a dream! (Simply click “Not you?” to switch users). This is also where you select the grouping of prepositions you’re targeting. 9 groupings are available, for a total of 27 prepositions in all. You can only select one group at a time. Other options can be modified here, as you can see.
When you select play at the bottom of the screen, you are taken to a screen similar to this (depending on the grouping you select.) From there on, it’s easy going! The student/clinician reads the sentence and using the picture, the student drags the correct answer into the blank.
So, for example, the 1st picture of the kangaroo’s correct answer was “up”. If the student answered “off”, this picture is displayed, and the audio prompt (which can be controlled in “options”) reads the sentence and shows them what the picture would be for the sentence they created. A record option is available for the students to record themselves saying the sentence they just recorded. These are stored under “archives”.
The counter in the top right of the screen shows you how many of the pictures the student has completed out of the set. After the first correct answer, a brief video clip is played. Then, after the entire set has been completed, a longer clip of the same story is played. So, once the entire app has been played, the student can watch the entire video about this funny pirate. (That’s all I can tell you about it…I don’t want to spoil the story for you!)
- Easy to use
- Good data collection for individual students
- Targets a wide variety of prepositions
- Quality graphics and video reinforcer
- Clear explanation of incorrect responses.
- Selection of individual prepositions as opposed to groups
- More accommodations for use in groups