Language Empires by Smarty Ears (iPad)
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Released: Jan 2, 2013
Version: 3.0
Size: 165 MB
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Language Empires

Smarty Ears
**Chosen top pick app for educators by Fun Educational Apps**
Greetings from Language Empires! Although we are divided into many kingdoms we are united in helping all learners of language. Each empire helps you master an important element of communication. You will find the right words can often unlock many closed doors and open up even more opportunities.
Language Empires was developed by two Speech-Language Pathologists and it utilizes the ancient civilizations theme to guide you and your students on learning specific language targets. This application designed for elementary age students targets 8 goals: Answering how, why, and which questions, inferencing, vocabulary, predicting and figurative language, and sequencing.
With an eye catching interface, animations and colorful graphics, students will triumph in developing language skills in areas for success in school.

Here are the basics of game play:
Select the players to start the game and then place each player on their target empire. Each empire targets a different skills set. Up to five players can be selected and each player can visit one or more empires at the same time. The possibilities are endless! Some empires have levels that allow for customizing the level of difficulty within each target. Each location has 50 questions for a total of 400 questions in the entire app. This is a truly comprehensive application. Each question contains an image that provides the context for the questions being asked. As the students answer the questions correctly, they earn rewards. The rewards are saved and can be accessed at any time on each student’s profile.

Data Tracking:
As with all Smarty Ears apps, Language Empire offers detailed and visual data collection. A set of graphs provides immediate visual feedback on the student’s skill level attained and progress towards mastery of their goal. The date can be emailed, printed, or shared to other compatible applications such as iBooks or Pages.

Features:
Targets 8 different goals;
Multiplayer: Play with up to 5 students at the same time
Data tracking capabilities – they can be emailed or saved on iBooks
Professional audio for each question
Settings can adjust app to meet student’s needs
Allows game play and data tracking on an unlimited number of students
Visual and auditory feedback for all questions

Authors: Rosie Simms, M.S. CCC-SLP & Barbara Fernandes M.S. CCC-SLP

What's new in version 3.0
We have updated the user interface on many screens of this app. It will be cleaner and free of distractions.
Our verdict: Ok
  • ➜ Language Empires is a highly rated app (4.5-star).
  • ➜ The app is pricier than similar apps available on the App Store.
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