This review of Mobile Education Store’s ConversationBuilderTeen middle schooler app was written by Jenn Alcorn. Jenn’s blog, Crazy Speech World, was named one of the best speech therapy blogs of 2012. This title is well deserved, she does a fantastic job with all of her reviews. She has many kind things to say about ConversationBuilderTeen. On top of a detailed explanation of how the apps works, she has included a dozen photographs of the ConversationBuilderTeen in action. She also a list of things she likes about that app and why. Thank you Jenn for such a positive review.
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 part of Mobile Education Store’s suite of award winning education apps. MES has won over 40 app awards. President Kyle Tomson has been named education developer of the year for both 2011 and 2012.
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