This review of Mobile Education Store’s award winning ConversationBuilderTeen conversation app was written by Mandy Nite. Mandy is a mother of three who is passionate about special needs education. Her blog, Welcome to their World, highlights a broad spectrum of products and apps. Mandy has many kind things to say about ConversationBuilderTeen. She explains how the apps works and talks about what she likes about it.
ConversationBuilderTeen is a virtual conversation simulator designed specifically for teenaged kids. At it’s core, it helps kids understand pragmatic language and how the back and forth flow of conversations works. What makes ConversationBuilderTeen so powerful is that students are not passive participants in the conversation, they are actively engaged in them. They listen to what others say and then they get to record their answers. Because we are re-creating a real conversation for the students, they gain a deeper understanding of how conversations are supposed to flow. In the end, they get to hear themselves have a real conversation, with all the wrong answers and wrong tone stripped away. They hear themselves have a conversation in real time as it is supposed to sound. Not only is this incredibly motivating for the students, but it teaches them the basics of pragmatic language in a way that they can rapidly understand. ConversationBuilder has over 300 conversations broken into 8 themes. We cover all the normal teen obsessions like sports, summer, and entertainment, but we also cover all the unpleasant things teen must deal with such as bullying, peer pressure and relationships.
ConversationBuilderTeen is the newest member of Mobile Education Store’s award winning “Builder Series” of education apps. ConversationBuilder has won five app awards. MES was named App Developer of the Year by two review sites in 2011.
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