My case study student this semester is currently focusing quite a bit on making inferences and deciding between addition and subtraction for word problems. When working with her individually, I have found that she excels with activities that she completes on an iPad, so I have been trying to find apps that fit her needs. There is a company called ‘Happy Frog’ that creates different reading and math apps (and will most times provide app store codes if you ask), that she has enjoyed. Now being on their email list, I received an email with an attached PDF titled “7 Tips for Choosing Excellent Reading Comprehension Apps for Kids”.
- Choose Apps That Target Specific Skills
- Insist on Good Reporting
- Look for Incremental Difficulty
- Choose Apps That Teach, Not Ones That Test
- Look For Learning, Not Entertainment
- Try Before You Buy
- Make Sure There Is Play Time
The article goes through and gives a thorough explanation of each of these seven tips, all which conveniently fit the apps that they have created. I would recommend using these tips when selecting apps, and trying out the apps created by Happy Frog !
I have attached the PDF to the beginning of this post.