I really like this review of our TenseBuilder speech therapy app. It was written by Sherry Artemenko. Sherry runs the award winning PlayOnWords.com website. Her website has a lot of information on apps and products, as well as a ton of tips for speech pathologists and parents. Her website is a treasure trove of information. More than worth a look.
Sherry writes a very positive review for TenseBuilder. She not only goes through how to set up play, but she also discusses how she has used it in therapy. One of the things she writes is how versatile she found TenseBuilder. She’s using it for speech activities I hadn’t even thought of!!
TenseBuilder employs video modeling to teach tense. We have created 54 movie quality animations, one animation per verb. Because we take the students through an entire timeline, from what will happen to what has already happened, we give students a much deeper understanding of tense markers and why they are important. We are also able to tackle common but more difficult verbs (do, go, get, come) that don’t have as concrete an action associated with them. These verbs can be difficult for many children to fully comprehend, but with the video animations, they become clear. All of the animations are funny, making the students want to keep playing to see the next funny video. Not only does TenseBuilder teach tense in a way not possible with flash cards or worksheets, but it also engages kids in the learning process.
TenseBuilder is part of 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 and they have won over 20 app awards over the last three years.
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