Monday, June 3, 2013

Describe It by Pocket SLP {App Review & GIVEAWAY}

Have you heard of Pocket SLP?!  If not, you MUST go check out their awesome speech and language apps!  I have been using several of them with my elementary students and they are a huge hit!  Do you have students working to improve their describing skills?  Then keep reading to hear all about an exciting app called Describe It.  Be sure to enter the Giveaway for your very own copy at the end of this post.
Describe It gives students audio clues in seven important areas for describing which include:  taste, touch, function, sight, hearing, smell, and category.  First things first, you will choose to "Study" or play one of the games, "Pass It" or "Guess It".  

"Study" Section
You will choose from one of the 7 categories: Animals, household, transportation, clothes, occupation, miscellaneous, or food.  In the above screen shot you will see a picture from the food category.  At the bottom of the screen you will see the 7 areas for describing.  Students will click on the various areas to hear the descriptions.  For example, if you click on "taste" for the ice cream picture seen above, you will hear, "It tastes sweet".

"Pass It" Section
For this section you will divide your students into teams.  You will choose which category or categories you want your students to focus on.  Next you will decide what amount of matches you would like your students to play.

One person from each team should be dedicated as the "clue giver" for each round.  The "clue giver" will do the best they can do by describing images to his or her team as quickly as possible.  He/she does have the option of touching the icons at the bottom of the screen for help with clues.  When the team guesses correctly, press "next" and pass the iPad to the opposing team.   

The object of "Pass It" is for team members to guess as many images as possible before time runs out.  The team NOT holding the iPad when the timer goes off wins the point for that round. 

"Guess It" Section
First, you will choose a category or categories and then press "Guess It".  A screen with a "?" will appear and the 7 describing icons will be at the bottom.  Students will press the icons to hear the various clues.  

When a student believes he/she knows what the clues are describing, it's time to guess!  The student can press the "reveal" button to find out if he/she correctly guessed the image.  

Lastly, another great feature of this app is the awesome tutorial and tutorial slides which you can access from the home screen.  They are filled with directions, the purpose of the app, and more!  
I hope you all enjoyed reading my review of "Describe It".  Head over to Pocket SLP's website to check out ALL of their amazing apps.  You can also go directly to iTunes to download this app now for only $6.99!  It is designed for both iPhone and iPad.  

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  1. I think the "Guess it" part of the app would be the one my kids would like the most. Very fun and interesting!

  2. This looks terrific! I especially love the "Guess It" part. The kids will love this.

  3. Lisa Takefman:I am always looking for apps to use with language ipad red older kids...

  4. This will be an awesome app to incorporate into our reading curriculum. This will also help with team work.
    Thanks :)
    lorih824 at yahoo dot com

  5. The guess it portion sounds great! I would love to use to facilitate inferencing skills.

  6. I think the guess it would be popular with the students!

  7. I think this would be great for inferencing! I would use it with my upper elementary student.

  8. this would work great for my kids! I would loveeee it!

  9. I would use it for inferencing and categories.

  10. nice app... I like the clue feature ... might use it in preparation for a game like Headbandz :)

  11. This app will reinforce the other activities i use for describing-Dot Language, Just Describing-I do not have EET (Expanding Expression Tool)

  12. I would use this app to work on inferencing skills with my students!

  13. I'd use this app to help with my kiddos who need help describing.

  14. Great for working on semantic organization and word retrieval!