Another review of our ConversationBuilderTeen conversation app!! This time we have one from Kristen Cummings, author of the award winning blog, Simply Speech. I can’t say enough good things about her posts. She just does an excellent job with everything she writes about. There are lots of photos and lots of ideas about how the app could be used to help kids. Kristen is also sponsoring a raffle to give away a free copy of ConversationBuilderTeen, so stop by her blog right away to enter!!
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.
ConversationBuilder Teen is the newest addition to Mobile Education Store’s award winning “Builder Series” of education apps. MES was named 2011’s Educational App Developer of the Year by Teachers With Apps. MES has also won over 20 app awards over the last three years.
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