This colorful educational App for the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch® has all 52 illustrated picture flash cards (plus audio of each card’s text) from the Irregular Verbs Fun Deck® by Super Duper® Publications. Select the cards you want students to see, and have your students fill in the blank to practice irregular past, present infinitive, and future tense verbs. The prompts include statements like, “Beth will ___ the race.” and “Yesterday, Beth ___ the race.” The “Automatic Scoring” option allows the students to choose from one of two answers to complete the sentence correctly.
This App is simple to use — each student looks at an illustration and either reads the prompt or touches the screen to listen to the prompt and answer choices. The student then responds by touching his/her answer. Move to the next card by sliding the card currently on the display screen to the side. To move to the next player, tap the bar at the top of the screen and select a name. You can also advance cards and players automatically by selecting the Auto-Advance option in the Game Options menu. You can leave a game temporarily and return to it later by selecting Pause Game from the menu. To return to the game, select Continue Game from the main menu. When you finish, view the results in a graph, and print or email your data.
Irregular Verbs Fun Deck® App lets you:
• Use the app in portrait or landscape orientation.
• Select all 52 cards or just the ones you want students to see.
• Track correct and incorrect responses for an unlimited number of players.
• Advance players and cards manually or automatically.
• Receive feedback for incorrect and/or correct responses
• Discontinue game play and continue at any time.
• View results in a graph and see which questions a player missed during a session.
• Print, E-mail and share your results.
Updated for iOS 8 and iOS 9
Minor bug fixes
Ratings and Reviews
As an elementary school English as a second language teacher, I love Super Duper Fun Decks. Pictures are an indispensable tool for learning language. The pictures in this Fun Deck are a springboard for language production and comprehension. Teachers can use the images in conjunction with a sentence frame in order to structure and extend the students' responses. Since this fun deck can automatically correct a response, students can play the game independently with partners. Or, I can project the game from the iPad onto a screen and we play as a whole group. In whole group playing, student partners confer with each other and write their answers on a small white board. I award points for the correct answer AND for the partners explaining why they made the answer choice. Playing whole group or in a small group with the teacher has the advantage of greater metacognition as students have to explain their thinking. Playing independently in small partner groups has students go through the questions and answers more quickly and has the advantage of giving students more opportunities to respond. The app provides instant feedback, letting the students know if they've answered correctly. It also keeps score so teachers can monitor their students' progress. This means that the teacher is not the lynchpin holding the students' attention and collecting data. The colorful app keeps the students engaged and learning!
Choices need to be rethought
The choices do not reflect typical errors. Children rarely confuse present and irregular past (e.g., run/ ran). Instead, the choices should reflect common misuse of regular past formation rules (e.g., runned/ ran). Even though runned is not a word, it would give clinician a much better overview of the extent to which the child is applying or misapplying rules. That change would make this a five star app.
Could be better
This app could be better if the narrator read back the sentence with the correct verb choice after the selection is made. It would be a positive reinforcer for the child to hear the sentence pronounced correctly. Add this and I'll change my rating.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.