TenseBuilder has only just hit the App Store and I have one up for grabs already!
Mobile Education Store have developed some of our favourite apps and are featured more than once on our Top Picks list and our Editor's and Readers' Top Ten lists.
So I suspect this app will be of the same high standard. I haven't had a chance to download it yet but it looks like a must-have. I love the idea of using video lessons to illustrate and explain and I'm a fan of apps that encourage the recording of the student's voice to help with expressive and conversational speech.
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TenseBuilder is designed to help students learn how to identify and use correct tense forms by playing movie quality animated videos to demonstrate past, present and future tense. 36 video lessons (will expand to 60) are in place to help give students a deeper understanding about the purpose of tense. Special attention is paid to the past tense of irregular verbs.
Students will learn how to sequence events and how to differentiate between events that will happen, events that are happening now and events that have already happened. Students will also identify correct written verb forms and drag them to complete sentences.
Students have the opportunity to record their sentences in their own voice to improve their receptive and expressive language skills and promote carryover of these target verb forms to their conversational speech.
Tense Builder offers a unique environment for improving a student's ability to understand tenses and use verb forms properly.
-36 target verbs with matching animated movies (will expand to 60 by Dec 2012)
-Movies employ humor to engage student
-Video modeling for each verb and tense form used
-Each verb has separate animated lesson to show past, present and future tense
-Option to focus on a particular tense
-Ability to address past tense developmentally, by first teaching regular past -ed forms and then moving to irregular past.
-Includes receptive task, where student taps the correct image to match a sentence, and an expressive task where student drags the correct verb form to complete the sentence
-Intuitive drag and drop to create sentences
-Words are spoken as they are being dragged for emerging readers
-Record feature allows students to record sentences in their own voice
-Save and email recorded sentences
- Compatible with iPad
- Requires iPad 5.0 software update