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Joy R.

Status: Beta reviewer

Categories of apps she/he wants to review: Books - Education - Entertainment - Games - Lifestyle - Photography - Productivity - Utilities - Other

iDevices she/he owns: - iPad2- iPhone4S- iPod4G

Description: I am an elementary school teacher and I love technology!!! I think I would be a great reviewer because I love new and emerging technology. I love to help make anything better. I thoroughly enjoy using and playing with new technology!

Profile categories: Can test apps with kids ages 0-2 - Can test apps with kids ages 3-5 - Can test apps with kids ages 6-10 - Teaching kids ages 3-5 - Teaching kids ages 6-10 - Educational Technology specialist

Date when her/his profile was validated: 2012-10-01

User who invited him/her: Jean-Eudes L.

Total review Karma: + 1     ?

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Her/His app reviews

Cinderella : 3D Pop-up Fairy Tale v1.0 [text]

Link to the App Store

What I liked Great book for teachers and parents to read or have read to their children. It was read at a very good speed and the voice was nice too. I also liked the 3-D pop up animations. They were a great addition to the story , making it interactive and much fun for anyone listening or reading.
Improvements I would like to see the difficult words highlighted and maybe defined when touched. Some the words include but are not limited to: arrogant, pretentious, temperament, dingy, wretched, cinders, forbidden, ragged, commanded, profound, conducted, honorable, gracefully, admired, fled, earnestly, astonishment, excessively, magnificent, charming.
I also think the pop-up after page 2 should be after page 6 and they should have a repeat button for the instructions.
General review In my opinion, the application is very nicely put together and it is very easy to use and navigate through. I like that it give you two options, read yourself or be read to. I am a kindergarten teacher and when I start my fair tales unit, I'm definitely going to use this app with my students.

Wubbzy's The Night Before Christmas [text]

Link to the App Store

What I liked The story was great! I love the interaction at various points during the story. This is for my students who have a hard time staying focused and listening to an entire story. It gave them the opportunity to stop and get their wiggles out before moving on. I also loved the questions at the end of the story. Really great! Overall... A verynice app :-)
Improvements Although the story was great and my students really enjoyed it, I thought the narrator read way too fast. I think it would be nice if in the future the story is read a bit slower. That was my only issue with the entire application. Overall it was a great!
General review My general opinion about this app is: This is a great educational and fun app for children of all ages. It's definitely one to keep handy for those days you want something to keep the kiddos busy. It's a great classic story with a twist of it own which makes it different from the rest. The interaction is truly great. I teach kindergarten and the kids didn't want to put is down. They love it!