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App reviews by Edinburgh teachers who took part in the original iPod Touch trials.

App reviews by Edinburgh teachers who took part in the original iPod Touch trials.

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    Edinburgh App Reviews Edinburgh App Reviews Document Transcript

    • AA Theory Test for CarAA Theory Test for CarCurricular area Health & Wellbeing Star Purpose General knowledge rating 5 ObservationsAngry BirdsCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Estimating angle and velocity rating 5 Observations Best game on ipadB Classic LiteCurricular area Health & Wellbeing Star Purpose Hand eye co-ordination rating 4 Observations More levels please!
    • Basic Math DeluxeBasic Math DeluxeCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating Observations Multiple choice, multiple levels plus timer.BeatwaveCurricular area Expressive Arts Star Purpose Music composition rating 4 Observations Really easy. Good for rhythm, awareness and listening skillsBlowfishCurricular area Games Star Purpose rating 4 Observations More levels please!
    • Brain challengeBrain challengeCurricular area Games Star Purpose rating Observations Very challenging which kept the gifted and talented focussed!Brain TunerCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating 3 Observations Had to hit right or wrong when faced with different sums. Good app but no differentiation and very difficult to get onto next level (determined by speed not accuracy and it had v. high expectations!) Nice to have more than just Pop Math but this could be better.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Supports mental addition and subtraction rating 5 Observations This was great for my top group, as you have to be fast as well as accurate. It provides a real challenge and is a great game to get those brains working in the morning!
    • Brain TunerCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Some iPods dont allow difficulty level to be changed. Quite easy for most pupils at level 1 (P5) Great way of practising number work.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating Observations Recreate the pattern shown. Flip a tile and all the direct neighbours are flipped too!Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating Observations Select whether an equation is right or wrong. 20, 60 or 100 problems. Speed and accuracy is given on completionCurricular area Games Star Purpose Brain Train rating Observations P6 group of fast finishers- Once the children had completed their work hey went on to use the iPods.
    • Brain TunerCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating 5 ObservationsBuddhismCurricular area RME Star Purpose rating 5 ObservationsCopyCatCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Improve your memory rating Observations Repeat the sequence of flashing buttons
    • Crunchy CockroachCrunchy CockroachCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Literacy rating Observations P5- Disappointed as it wasnt a game. Some think it is boring.Doodle BuddyCurricular area Expressive Arts Star Purpose Drawing App rating 5 Observations Not as good as the other drawing apps.Doodle JumpCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose To bounce on objects to get as high as possible and get a high score rating 5 Observations Lots of children engaged, had to limit time to 5 minutes! "It was really fun but I kept falling every 1 minute. The farrest I got was when the blocks started changing colour."
    • Doodle JumpCurricular area Health & Wellbeing Star Purpose Tilt phone to move character rating 4 Observations Really useful for pupils with fine motor control difficultiesCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating 4 Observations Particularly useful that settings can be changed to increase difficulty for higher acheivers.Flash MathsCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Challenging- good Fun but only one level (P5)
    • Flash TablesFlash TablesCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Practise any times tables rating Observations Used to practise times table. Found it a bit tricky to use at first because for flash cards you have to scroll down for the answer then scroll left for the next question.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Practice times tables rating 4 Observations "It helps me to learn my tables"Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Practice times tables rating Observations Easy to use. Great to have options for answers. Needs colour or sound to make more interesting.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Support learning of times tables rating 5 Observations Great visual aid for children to look at tables then practise what they have learned with a test.
    • Flash TablesCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating 5 Observations Great reinforcement of times tables.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Tricky using the clock but good practice. Enjoyed selecting a mixture of tables by pressing the blue buttons then the tables required. (P5)Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Practice and consolidate tables rating Observations Group 4 maths using it as a warm up activity. They started with the practice app then moved onto test. Very motivated and on task.Flight ControlCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Observation skills, planning rating 5 Observations
    • FloodFloodCurricular area Star Purpose rating 4 ObservationsFlowMathCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating Observations Test your skills to build math problem that matches the answer. Choose the number and the operator and see how fast you can make it through the tables. You can switch operators on and off , you can also include negative numbers.GarfCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Memory game rating Observations Excercise your memory- press the buttons in the same sequence
    • Harbour MasterHarbour MasterCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose To guide as many ships as possible in to the harbour and back out again rating after refuelling without crashing! 5 Observations This ties in perfectly with the maths we have been doing on co-ordinates and mapping centred around WW2. The pupils were told these are British ships carrying much needed food to Britain! Children all fully engaged- all were discussing their highest scores and trying to beat each other. "I think Harbour Master was great because you can use your hands"Human FactsCurricular area Health & Wellbeing Star Purpose rating 5 Observationsi-sentenceCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Construct sentences rating 5 Observations Great way of discussing whether sentences make sense or not.
    • iBoggleiBoggleCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Wordsearch game rating Observations 3 minutes to make as many words as you can from the letters you see by connecting them together. Longer words are worth more points. You can use any letter that is touching the previous letter, but each tile can only be used once.iJumbleCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Word jumble game rating Observations Most pupils enjoyed this appKids Math Fun 3rdCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating Observations Good for practising estimation. Includes Timer. A settings page- total problems, total minutes. Unfortunately no preference settings for adjusting the level of task
    • Line ArtLine ArtCurricular area Expressive Arts Star Purpose Fun rating 2 Observations Children enjoyed making colourful patterns. Good for a wind-down/chill out. "Its fun because you learn stuff, its like energy dancing around. It looks lovely."Curricular area Expressive Arts Star Purpose Drawing rating 3 Observations App kept freezingMagic PianoCurricular area Expressive Arts Star Purpose Playing known and unfamiliar tunes rating 4 Observations Would have liked internet to get more content
    • Make a MartianMake a MartianCurricular area Expressive Arts Star Purpose Creating different aliens rating Observations Used for fun in childrens free time (but if class had more ipods this could have been used as a writing stimulus)Curricular area Expressive Arts Star Purpose General rating Observations P2 loved it. Appealed to their sense of humour and was actually a good way to access colour, shape etc.Math BingoCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Consolidate maths skills rating Observations Children enjoyed the fact that games are timed. They began to replay games to beat their score. "I enjoyed this app because its a fun way of learning your times tables" Eleanor P5B
    • Math BingoCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose To get 5 bingo bugs in a row by answering questions correctly rating 4 Observations Seemed to engage for short periods. Didnt like the fact there were no levels!! "I thought that maths bingo was really good"Math MagicCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Answer simple maths questions rating Observations Less able pupils in the class were willing to try out this game happily because it gave four answers to choose from.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Maths activity (addition) rating Observations Just worked with 1 group all very enthusiastic and engaged in their learning.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Too easy for P5 but good for younger pupils.
    • Math MagicCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Amazing! Tricky- maybe more for P6Mathemagics- MentalCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations P5- found much of this too difficultCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Mental maths rating Observations Too difficult for level C maths. Might be good for end of D/Level E.
    • MathQuiz KindergartenMathQuiz KindergartenCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Addition, subtraction rating Observations A very basic maths app. Pupils became bored with this very quickly. Too simpleMaths QuizzerCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose To answer maths questions correctly rating Observations After answering one question and pressing next question it automatically jumped back to the main menu!!Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations One of the ipods kept going back to apps when next question was pressed. Very good game.
    • Maths QuizzerCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Addition and subtraction rating Observations Very basic- number within 10Miss Spells ClassCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Literacy rating 3 Observations P5 found this quite tricky as the words were difficult. Some of the pupils couldnt read is=r understand the words. However they all persevered with this one and were keen to see what level they acheived.mTable LiteCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Learn the multiplication tables rating Observations Multiple choice
    • Pocket PhonicsPocket PhonicsCurricular area Star Purpose Practise letter names, writing letters and spelling short words rating Observations 1 child who needed to practise phonics enjoyed the opportunity to use this applicationCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Practising letter sounds and formation rating Observations Good for beginning writers. Colourful audio is clear. Ads were a little annoying. Needed good motor skills.Curricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Letter formation rating Observations Useful for a few children who dont form letters correctlyCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Literacy rating Observations P"- They liked the concept but could not fully utilise because we had no headphones- therefore no sound- for the second word building level
    • Pocket PhonicsCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Help with letter formation rating Observations P1 group- letter formation. They enjoyed the clapping when they were successfulCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Phonics rating Observations Good for handwriting though difficult to observe whether formation is correct or not.Pocket StoryCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Fun rating 2 Observations Children enjoyed listening to the story. They chose to have it read to them or read it alone.
    • Pop MathPop MathCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose To match sums to their answers rating Observations In maths pupils enjoyed practising add and subtract sums on the ipod rather than another page of the workbook! Enjoyed the challenge of different levels and became competitive to see which level they could get to.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Consolidate maths skills rating Observations Children really enjoyed progressing through the levels. "I loved this app cause you can compete against your friends and enjoy maths at the same time" Ruth P5ACurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose To consolidate maths skills rating 4 Observations Children fully engaged in game, enjoyed the challenge and were keen to progress to next level. "It was very fun, it makes your brain tick. I would play it again.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Maths calculations from table of 2 up to 12 rating 5 Observations Fantastic application- by far my class favourite. I loved that it can be adjusted for different operations/tables - great consolidation of numeracy work and fab for improving speed and sight recognition. Would have my class do this for 10 mins a day, every day if I had resources! (Also bright coloured and bubbles go pop in a satisfying way- the class just loved it!)
    • Pop MathCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose To practice mathematical operations rating Observations Easy and fun to do but still challenging! Children enjoyed it, you had to be quick and fast.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Maths lesson- activity rating 5 Observations All engaged and motivated. I was able to link this to lesson I was teaching- 8x tables. All worked well in groups and this made my maths lesson a lot more fun.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating 5 Observations This really helped me when tracking fractions of numbers. Excellent!Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Excellent- levels are good idea. Suits P5 at level 6 up to?
    • Pop MathCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Quick recall of maths functions rating Observations Group of four girls in P6 challenging one another to get the highest level. Brought out the competitive nature.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Just adding rating Observations Group of 6 children 1 between 2. Sharing ideas and bursting the bubbles. Soon realised that the colour of the bubbles was significant.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Mental maths rating Observations Interactive. Can choose function to differentiate. Moves through levels quickly so high level of achievement for children.Red ButtonCurricular area Star Purpose No idea rating 0 Observations What is the point?
    • Sallys SalonSallys SalonCurricular area Star Purpose rating 5 Observations Lots of funShanghia MahjongCurricular area Games Star Purpose Mahjong Solitaire rating Observations A variety of game modesSight Words &Curricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Literacy rating Observations Reading words- not a game
    • SneeziesSneeziesCurricular area Games Star Purpose rating 5 Observations Good fun. You need to plan and watch really carefully to get the best score.Spel it riteCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Choose correctly spelt word rating Observations Audio didnt work No level choiceCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Literacy rating Observations A bit tricky for P5
    • Spel it riteCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Spellin rating Observations Spell the given word which is repeated in a sentence- only 50 words in this version, 800+ in the full one.Curricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose rating Observations Not working with audio filesStory KitCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Literacy rating Observations Reading- not a game
    • Sudoku UnlimitedSudoku UnlimitedCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Logic rating Observations 5 levels of difficulty, only a couple o pupils interested in this.TanZen LiteCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Very enjoyable for P5. Trick but fun.Times TablesCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose rating Observations Multiple choice, timed quizzes, multiple levels.
    • Touch One NumberTouch One NumberCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Number sequencing rating 4 Observations An excellent warm up, switched brains on ready for the main lesson.Curricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Too easy for P5. P4 loved this- we set up a competition for fastest time and they became so motivated. Good fun.TozzleCurricular area Games Star Purpose General rating Observations They found this very easy to use but did enjoy exploring all of the different puzzles- Would be good for nursery.
    • UK Traffic SignsUK Traffic SignsCurricular area Health & Wellbeing Star Purpose General knowledge rating 5 ObservationsUnitsCurricular area Numeracy/Mathematics Star Purpose Numeracy rating Observations Not really a game- conversion table.Wheres Wally?Curricular area Health & Wellbeing Star Purpose Observation skills, patience rating 3 Observations Not for everyone, can be boring and frustrating.
    • Word magicWord magicCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Practising beginning/middle/end word sounds rating Observations Group enjoyed it. Having someone say the word helped the children work out the missing sound.Curricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Identify missing letters in words rating 4 Observations Really helpful for less able group and good as a warm-up before teaching spelling.Curricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Literacy rating Observations P2- This was a bit tricky for the SFL group but they liked the app and the graphics. It is good that you can choose where you want the missing letters to be- either at the start, middle or end of the word. P4- Much more suited to the SFL group at this stage. Liked that it seemed to get progressively more difficult P5- Good fun but a bit too easyCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Phonic development and assessment rating Observations One to one with a learning ass. More interesting than magnet letters.
    • Word magicCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Spelling practice rating Observations Good for general spelling practice though difficult to differentiate as cant choose the words and seems to jump around a lot.World Fact BookCurricular area Social subjects Star Purpose Used in conjunction with world cup rating Observations Each group had 1 ipod. They used this app to research a country in the world cup. Easier than having the laptop, excellent app!Curricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose General/literacy rating 5 Observations
    • WurdleWurdleCurricular area Language/Literacy Star Purpose Use the letter tiles to make words as in a wordsearch rating Observations Make as many words as you can from the letters you see by connecting them together. Longer words are worth more points. You can use any letter that is touching the previous letter but you cannot use the same tile more than once per word. Tiles can be shuffled.