I just LOVE Smarty Ears Apps. I have several of them and use them ALL.OF.THE.TIME. One of my favorites is Go Sequencing. I use this app daily and just absolutely love it. I love it so much that I decided to write a review so everyone can see how great it is. I also have 2 FREE copies to give away at the end of this post. Yay for fun giveaways!
Go Sequencing is a great app for working on sequencing and retelling stories. I use it with students who have sequencing goals, but I also use it with students who have goals for generating complete sentences, recalling information from stories, and retelling. I love the visuals and ease of use, and my students love the graphics and being able to see their own progress.
When you first enter the app, you are prompted to enter or select players. You can use this app with one or multiple players. When using it in a group, each student works on their own level. The app automatically starts each player at level one, but you are able to modify this before beginning play. Just click the “Modify” button and select which level you would like your student to be on. Each level targets different skills, from answering “What happened first/last?” to sequencing 6 steps with text+audio (no pictures). You can even build your own custom sequences!
Each turn begins by presenting the sequence to the student. The cards are shown one at a time as the story is told along with each card.
Then the child has their opportunity to respond. Responses vary depending on what level the child is on. On Level 1, children will answer questions about what happened first/last in the sequence (pictures are provided). In higher levels, the child will put the pictures in the correct order. Some levels provide pictures for sequencing and some only provide text depending on the level of difficulty. The app automatically keeps track of the child’s progress, which you can review in the reporting center (see below).
As the child progresses through each level, rewards are earned. There are rewards for earning stars and completing different levels. You can track the child’s rewards in the Reward Center.
At the end of each level, a screen will pop up showing how the child performed on that level. You can have the child remain on the current level for additional practice, or proceed on to the next level.
In the reporting center, you are able to view each child’s progress, print completion certificates, and access the reward center. Information from the reporting center can also be shared by email or uploaded to the Therapy Report Center App (free download).
What I love about Go Sequencing is how easy it is to set up and get started. I also love that it tracks progress automatically so I don’t have to keep data on a separate sheet of paper. Results are automatically added to the report center after each level is completed.
My students ask to “play” this app all the time (they just think they’re playing, but they’re actually working on goals). They love it so much!
Now for the GIVEAWAY! I am giving away 2 FREE copies of Go Sequencing. This is a $22 app, and you have the chance to win it for FREE!
There are two ways to win: One winner will be selected from those who enter in the Rafflecopter below. The other winner will be selected from those who enter on Instagram.
To enter on Instagram (one entry per person):
1. Follow me (@TalkinWithTwang)
2. Like my post
3. Tag a friend in the comments
To enter here use the Rafflecopter below. Winners will be selected on Sunday. Good luck!