Super Duper "What Are They Thinking?"
By Super Duper Publications
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This engaging educational App for iPhone®, iPad®, or iPod touch® includes all 60 clever photo flash cards from the Webber® Photo Cards What Are They Thinking? card deck by Super Duper® Publications. Use the App to improve your students' inferencing, reasoning, and conversational skills. All the people and animals in these fun photos have thought bubbles above their heads. Touch the screen to hear all of the thoughts or touch one thought bubble to hear just that character's thought. Hit the refresh button to hear a new thought for each bubble.
This App is simple to use - each student looks at an illustration and answers the question, "What are they thinking?" The student then gives a verbal response. After each answer, tap the green (correct) or red (incorrect) button to score the student's verbal response. Move to the next card by sliding the card currently on the display screen to the side, and the next image appears. Move to the next player by sliding the bar at the top of the screen. When you finish, view the results and email them to as many addresses as you like.
Webber® Photo Cards - What Are They Thinking? App lets you:
• Select all 60 cards or just the ones you want students to see.
• Track correct and incorrect responses for up to five players at a time.
• Teach storytelling.
• Increase sentence length.
• Introduce new grammatical structures.
• Practice articulation and fluency skills.
What's New in Version 1.30
would be more useful if more concrete
The recorded thoughts are often off-the-wall and do not make sense contextually. They are "entertaining" for someone with social skills but for those children working on inferencing skills and reading body language, the recorded "answers" just don't make sense. The app is therefore only sometimes usable (the pictures) and almost never with the recorded responses. They are not what I go over with the students and if they are not predictable to me, they would not be predictable to students. And this has proven to be the case.
This app is not worth the money
My social group unanimously agreed that this app was confusing and did not make sense. They thought almost all of the examples given for what the person was thinking were just "bad!" We ended up talking about why the examples given did not make sense and trying to come up with better examples. Also, they were confused about trying to figure out what a skeleton was thinking, because skeletons don't think. My social group says, "DON'T buy this app!"
Pretty lame, overall
Voices are ridiculous and irritating. "Thoughts" are not predictable, sometimes illogical. Good for use as picture prompts for determining cause, making predictions, determining emotion. Turn off the sound, and do your own thing.
- Category: Education
- Updated: Sep 19, 2013
- Version: 1.30
- Size: 36.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: Super Duper, Inc.
- © 2011 Super Duper Publications
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.