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Jennifer ray grammar apps

  1. 1. EDUCATIONAL GRAMMARAPPS FOR IPADEvaluation of Rainbow Sentences,Sentence Builder and Grammar AppHD for iPad.By Jennifer RayEDIT 5395 Spring 2012
  2. 2. WHY USE EDUCATIONAL APPS FORGRAMMAR? Fantastic audio and visual support for SPED and ESL learners Multiple chances and error analysis Multilevel activities for differentiation Parents and teachers can BOTH easily monitor progress
  3. 3. RAINBOW SENTENCES APPLICATION FEATURES CLAIM Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree1. The directions areclear and easy tofollow.2. It is easy to startand exit theprogram.3. Users can easilyresume where theyleft off in theprogram.4. The programfunctions well & isfree from bugs.5. Program isenjoyable to use.
  4. 4. RAINBOW SENTENCES APPLICATION FEATURES CLAIM Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree6. Graphic elements aremeaningful & appropriate.7. Sound can be turned on& off.8. Software containsuseful managementfeatures.9. Basic tasks are easilylearned & intuitive.10. Advanced features areeasy to access & apply.11. Menu-driven tutorialsare built into the program.
  5. 5. SENTENCE BUILDER APPLICATION FEATURES CLAIM Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree1. The directions areclear and easy tofollow.2. It is easy to startand exit theprogram.3. Users can easilyresume where theyleft off in theprogram.4. The programfunctions well & isfree from bugs.5. Program isenjoyable to use.
  6. 6. SENTENCE BUILDER APPLICATION FEATURES CLAIM Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree6. Graphic elements aremeaningful & appropriate.7. Sound can be turned on& off.8. Software containsuseful managementfeatures.9. Basic tasks are easilylearned & intuitive.10. Advanced features areeasy to access & apply.11. Menu-driven tutorialsare built into the program.
  7. 7. TAP TO LEARN GRAMMAR APP HD FEATURES CLAIM Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree1. The directions areclear and easy tofollow.2. It is easy to startand exit theprogram.3. Users can easilyresume where theyleft off in theprogram.4. The programfunctions well & isfree from bugs.5. Program isenjoyable to use.
  8. 8. TAP TO LEARN GRAMMAR APP HD FEATURES CLAIM Strongly Agree Disagree N/A Agree6. Graphic elements aremeaningful & appropriate.7. Sound can be turned on& off.8. Software containsuseful managementfeatures.9. Basic tasks are easilylearned & intuitive.10. Advanced features areeasy to access & apply.11. Menu-driven tutorialsare built into the program.
  9. 9. RAINBOW SENTENCES PROS CONS 3 levels of activities  Color scheme does with 55 sentences not match Fitzgerald at each level Scheme  Capital letters and Adjustable support punctuation give levels for away answers differentiation
  10. 10. RAINBOW SENTENCES PROS CONS Easy reporting via  $7.99 for each iPad email installation Support after 2  No multiplayer incorrect attempts function Answers are  Long time to recordable complete reward puzzles
  11. 11. RAINBOW SENTENCES SCREENS Automatic tutorials after 2 errors.Capitalization andpunctuation clues. Record sentences in own voice and save files for teacher to listen to.
  12. 12. SENTENCE BUILDER PROS CONS 3 levels and 2  $5.99 for each iPad teenager modules installation SmarTots reporting  Focuses on connector words not parts of speech Self-controlled pace
  13. 13. SENTENCE BUILDER PROS CONS Audio  One incorrect word reinforcement of choice causes whole answers sentence to be incorrect Picture prompts guide sentence creation Audio instructions available
  14. 14. SENTENCE BUILDER SCREENS Limited choices and 1 wrong word causes incorrect answer.Individualizedreporting andSmarTots enabled. Easy to turn wheels offer choices.
  15. 15. TAP TO LEARN GRAMMAR APP HD PROS CONS Covers all parts of  No graphics speech  No audio support Learn and Test features with explanations  No email reporting $1.99 for each iPad  Drill and practice, installation not a creation tool
  16. 16. TAP TO LEARN GRAMMAR APP HD SCREENS No audio support. Student is required to read all material. Easy to use navigation.
  17. 17. MY RECOMMENDATION IS..... Rainbow sentences provides more than drills, it guides learners to make correct sentences. Engaging graphics, rewards, and tutorials make it enjoyable for learners. Multiple levels with multiple reporting methods makes this a great app for general and special education.
  18. 18. MY RECOMMENDATION IS..... Multiple grade levels in K-5 can use the app. Engaging graphics, rewards, and tutorials make it enjoyable for learners. As a teacher for learners with special needs and ESL learners, I believe this app will help learners understand how to build a range of sentences from simple to complex, while reinforcing correct sentence structure.
  19. 19. TECHNICAL DETAILS $7.99 on iTunes Released: 29 January 2012 Version: 1.0 Size: 95.3 MB Language: English Developer: T. Kyle Tomson © Northwest Kinematics 2012. All rights reserved Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. All graphics are from the developers own websites.http://mobile-educationstore.com/http://taptolearn.com/

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