Golden Communications LLC has just updated their list of the best middle schooler education apps to include ConversationBuilderTeen and SentenceBuilderTeen. There are only 55 apps across every subject, so Mobile Education Store is thrilled to be included on such an exclusive list. The author writes about ConversationBuilderTeen:
This is one of those apps I can’t imagine being without. Students have the opportunity to practice their conversation skills for teen-relevant topics including entertainment, bullying, and sarcasm. They get specific feedback about the choices they make in conversation. My students are very thoughtful as they use the app and it has promoted some great discussions and carryover.
And about SentenceBuilderTeen:
This app meets the needs of older students who are still developing language skills for producing complex sentences. The multi-level format and audio feedback allows for support at an appropriate level for a range of students. The pictures and sentences are age-appropriate and engaging for my students.
These two apps are extensions of Mobile Education Store’s award winning ConversationBuilder and SentenceBuilder apps.
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.
SentenceBuilderTeen helps teenaged kids learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Students are presented an age appropriate image and asked to create a sentence about that image. Words are placed in dials and the student simply turns the dials to select the words. There are three levels of play and 100 images for students to build sentences around. We have images of teen interests such as sports, entertainment, school functions, summer activities and dating.
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