Prepositions Journey starts like most data collecting apps, by adding and selecting students.
Next, you select the category (scene) that you would like to use. The choices are Lake Camping, Island, and City. You also select the prepositions that you would like to target. There are 20 different prepositions to choose from, and you can choose to work on all of them either receptively, or expressively- which I think is totally awesome! The prepositions included are: in, on, under, next to, in front of, behind, in the back, between, above, below, beside, in the middle, outside, out, over, near, far, on the side, on the left, on the right.
When you work on the receptive activities, students are asked to point to an animal in reference to an object in the scene. For example, "Show me the fox above the umbrella."
When you work on the expressive activities, students are asked to describe where the animal is by answering 'where' questions. For example, "Where is the rabbit?" You can record the student's responses and have them listen back to the sentence they have created. You then mark it correct or incorrect. My students loved listening back to themselves with this!
You can complete all twenty trials of the activity, or choose to finish early by touching the finish button. Either way, data has been collected for you, and is available in a report that is broken down by preposition and activity type (receptive or expressive).
What did I like about this app?
I liked everything about this app! My students were engaged with the activities, and it targets all of the prepositions that I need an app to target! I really like that you can target the prepositions either expressively or receptively. The pictures that are used in the expressive activity are clear, and my students enjoyed creating sentences to describe the pictures. This is a great addition to my other activities that I use with my students to target prepositions.
What could make this app even better?
The only thing that would make it better is if the students could have some sort of "reward" that they are working towards. There is a counter of how many trials students have completed, but there is not anything that they are working towards as a reinforcer.
Where can you get this app?
Prepositions Journey is available on iTunes for $9.99
You can also enter to win a copy of this app below!
I was provided a copy of the app by Virtual Speech Center Inc. for this review. I was not compensated in any other way for this review.