It’s always exciting when someone new discovers my apps and likes them enough to write about them. Play on Words speech and language expert Sherry Artemenko recognizes exceptional toys, games and books that encourage language, spark fun and invite creative play. She gives her PAL award to the best of the best each year. Her website is a great resource – you should check it out!
Sherry’s first app to review is our PrepositionBuilder grammar app. She does a good job of explaining how the app works and why she likes it. She is also have a raffle for a free copy. Visit her website to enter!
PrepositionBuilder uses visual imagery to foster a deep understanding of how prepositions can change the meaning of a sentence. We target 28 of the most common prepositions and group related prepositions together (in, on, under for instance). The students are presented an image and are asked to drag the correct preposition to an incomplete sentence. Wrong answers trigger an image change, showing the student what the picture looks like with the preposition they DID choose. The student learns proper preposition use, regardless of whether they choose the correct answer. Since the wrong preposition sometimes makes for a pretty funny picture (The shark jumped THROUGH the boat), many students get the wrong answer on purpose, just so they can see the other images. The beauty of PrepositionBuilder is that it doesn’t matter, they learn just as much getting the wrong answer as getting the right one.
You throw in really funny graphics and a 10 part rewards system and its hard to get kids to stop playing, even when the prepositions are starting to click!
PrepositionBuilder is a member of Mobile Education Store’s award winning “Builder Series” of educational apps. MES has won over 20 app awards and was named Educational App Developer of the Year by two organizations in 2011.
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