WH Question Cards - Pro: Who, What, When, Where, Why

Do you have kids on your caseload with wh questions goals, that need extra practice comprehending and asking who, what, when, where, and why questions? Then this clever app is designed for you!

1st - 12th English Language Arts 81 Views 15 Downloads
App Overview

Features:

  • The home page offers players the option of starting a new game or continuing a previous session
  • Options for players are offered on the tool bar located at the bottom of the page
  • Tap the clipboard icon to enter the names of players
  • The gear icon permits users to adjust the settings and turn on and off options
  • The arrow permits sharing on social media or e-mail
  • The thumbs-up icon connects users to the developer to send feedback
  • For answer to frequently asked questions, and security information, tap the "I" button
  • Tap the question mark for information on how to start and play a game

Getting Started:

  1. To start a game, tap the start sign
  2. Then highlight all the types of questions to be used (who, what, where, when, why)
  3. Press the blue arrow on the bottom right of the deck to select the questions to be used
  4. At the bottom of the question list select whether players will be presented with questions or answers
  5. Press "Done" when finished with the list
  6. Next choose the players by tapping the green X located on the right side of the screen
  7. Finally, choose one of the four types of games

Addition Considerations

  • All response for multiple choice questions are highlighted before the program will accept a response
  • Matching games offer options of matching 4, 9, 16, or 25 pairs
  • Drag and match games offer between 1 and 4 questions
  • Players of the drag and match games must press, hold, and then drag the matching cards to each other
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Rating Details

  • Adherence to task

    All the games address wh questions and answers

  • Worth the money

    A single-purpose app

  • Fun factor

    The illustrations are humorous and some of the prompts are entertaining

  • Scaffolding of learning

    No instructions are included and the questions do not become increasingly difficult

  • User safety
  • Control and feedback

    Security relies on measures already in place on the device

  • How techie do I need to be?
    Novice
Instructional Ideas

  • Download the free version first and try it out with the understanding that it offers only the who deck and has limited data collection abilities; however, you will get a sense of how the app works and whether the pro version would meet your needs
Classroom Considerations

  • The app offers so many options it ends up being complicated; therefore, set aside extra time to be come familiar with the possibilities
  • The games can be formatted for individual players; however, extra set-up time will be required for this individualization
Pros

  • Four learning games are provided for each of the five decks of cards
  • Multiple players can use the app at the same time
  • The graph function can be used to track data
  • The app audio can be set to read and answer questions for non-readers

 

Cons

  • Pricey
  • The app provides no added security; instead it relies on the security measures "already included in your device."
  • The results of a game cannot be viewed until the game is ended