Friday, 27 July 2012

Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade 7-12th Grade

Enchanted Dictionary
4-6th Grade / 7-12th Grade

  • $1.99
  • Category: Education
  • Updated: 07 June 2012
  • Size: 1.4 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: Golden Communications LLC
Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Enchanted Dictionary gives you a new way to learn core vocabulary for the categories of Science, Social Studies, Math and English/Language Arts. Designed by a Speech/Language Pathologist, Enchanted Dictionary helps you focus on the wording of definitions.  The words of the definition fly in with the use of your finger dragging them across. Correct word choices stick, but incorrect choices bounce back. In 4-6th Grade you can choose from over 650 definitions, or enter your own custom definitions. With 7th-12th you can choose from over 800 definitions, or enter your own custom definitions.

What AppAble thought:
There is no distractions on the page - A book with white pages and black text.  You select the sentence(s)/definition(s) you want to practice and select play which located in the top left hand corner of the screen.  You can select 1 sentence or as many as you like - a wonderful feature as you can build concentration slowly, but can see the progress.  You drag the words from left to right, always coming back to the left hand side to get the next word.

How I used this app to use with my child:
I set it up with a category called Sight Words made simple sentences with the words that the children were learning.  Sometimes it is hard for our children to think of using the word in a sentence.  This gives them practice in putting the words together.  For children developing their speech it gives them the opportunity to say the word as they drag it across.  This is a wonderful app to help add variety to the learning sight words.  I find that we often need different ways to teach the same thing.  This is definitely an app that reinforces learning the same thing, but in a difference way.  With the sentences you can see from the picture, you can have them adding just 1 word to the sentence up to all the words depending on what level your child is at.

I also set up another category called 'Oceans' as an example.  Sometimes you have a sentence that has a choice of putting either word first.  This is very simple, you just put a square bracket before and after the text eg [  ].  Please see the picture below.  This is a great feature as their vocabulary increases.

As both Apps are similar if you have a child in primary, get the primary version, if your child is in high school get the high school version as they will be able to use the other build in definitions and you can still edit the build in ones.

iTunes link for 4-6th Grade
iTunes link for 7-12th Grade
You Tube
Golden Communication suggested App List

Enchanted Dictionary 4-6th Grade
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Enchanted Dictionary 7-12th Grade
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