|Click here to see my handout.|
Here are 5 of my favorites from Sean's presentation:
- Fun Timer--This app is very similar in concept as the Time Timer app. It's a visual timer with a kick. Instead of seeing a solid red analog clock, users see a picture of what lies ahead. As the time goes on, the picture appears (e.g. when the playground picture appears, it's time to go).
|Fun Timer by all4mychild|
- My DPS--My Digital Problem Solving app comes from The Social Express product line. This app allows users to view and identify various emotions and it gives users the opportunity to choose coping strategies. As an added bonus, users can add their own photos for each emotion.
Between the Lines by HamaguchiBetween the Lines--Hamaguchi Apps developed three apps (elementary-adolescents and teens-young adults) teaches emotions by having users match the voice with the message heard; body language, perspective, and inferencing; slang expressions & idioms.
- Social Quest--Now this is an app! This app teaches social language skills by traveling through realistic and functional situations (home, school, & community) using a tele-transporter machine. As the user progress, he or she earns visual rewards for identifying correct responses.
|Social Quest by Smarty Ears|
- Big Nate Comix--I'm on a big social stories and video modeling kick lately. I've been using Puppet Pals mostly and have used Toontastic too. Both are really good and you should check them out as well. Big Nate Comix, however, lets users create their own comic strips using characters from the original comic. Users can create the stories using pre-made story starters, fill in the blanks with thought bubbles, and from scratch by creating an original comic.
|Big Nate: Comix by U By Night & Day Studios, Inc.|
The cool thing about all of these apps is that Sean has already reviewed them all on his blog Speech Techie. If you're new to Twitter and you're trying to figure out who to follow, Sean is the kind of guy you should be following because he posts this kind of stuff daily. You can follow him @SpeechTechie. While you're at it, you can follow me @TheSpeechKnob and I'll continue to share interesting information.