Are you looking for more ways to work on prepositions or answering “where” questions?! Then, this app by Virtual Speech Center is for you!
This app has three different animals (squirrel, fox, and bunny) that can be found in three different scenes (city, island, and lake).
For following is a list of prepositions targeted in this app: In, on , under, next to, in front of, behind, in the back, between, above, below, beside, in the middle, outside, out, over, near, far, on the side, on the left, on the right.
On the main page, you can alter the settings of the app based on you and your students' needs.
Once you are ready, you can hit start to begin! You can select the students or add them to the list if they are not already added. You can work with multiple students at a time! The app automatically switches from student to student so you do not have to!
You can select a scene, receptive and/or expressive, and which prepositions to target for each student! No need for fighting over scenes!! You can review using all prepositions or focus/drill using one.
For receptive tasks: Students will be presented with the prompt, “Show me the ____.” For example, “Show me the bunny in the basket.” Then, students will select from the pictures provided. After the select it, they are given time to express it (and can record and replay their responses).
For expressive tasks: Students are presented with a “where” question such as “Where is the bunny?” Then, they must express their responses using their targeted prepositions! They can record their responses, replay them, and mark their answers correct/incorrect!
Once you are done with the prompts provided or just ready to end, you can click “finish.” Then, you are brought to a score report for the entire group.
You can also access these reports from the main page:
Score reports are recorded and saved within the app. You can also email or print your reports directly from the app!
Things I like about this $9.99 app:
- Easy to use, set up
- Cute graphics
- Multi-user and individualized
- Targets receptive and expressive
- Ability to record responses in both expressive and receptive tasks
- Works on both prepositions and answering wh- questions
- Makes drilling fun
- Score reports and progress monitoring
- Ability for students to hear the prompt/question again
- Can quit at any time and still can generate a score report
- Easy to determine which preposition(s) students are struggling with