Once you click on the downloaded app, you can PULL DOWN on the screen (put your finger on the screen and swipe down) to actually learn "How to Play." It is a video that will go through the steps to play, or keep reading this post! :)
Next, you can buy the "Build Your Own Deck" so that you can CUSTOMIZE it!! ***It is $0.99 more to do this, though. However, you can keep customizing that ONE deck all you want without paying anymore. If you want to save that deck for longer and want another one, THEN you have to buy another Build Your Own Deck for $0.99. I will probably only buy 2 or 3 Build Your Own Desks and change them up whenever I want to. I want to have one designated for vocabulary and one for math. Also, when you buy Build Your Own Decks, the decks will sync to other devices using the same Apple ID, but they will not have your information already there. You will have to customize the decks again which could add those extra decks you would want without adding cost. Then, you would designate specific devices for certain decks. These are just some ideas! :) Just know, you don't HAVE to keep buying decks if you just change up the cards in the decks. It's up to you!
Third, it's time to CUSTOMIZE!!! Here are some screen shots and directions!!
Once you've bought the customizable deck, it will move into the playable deck area. Click on it, and press CUSTOMIZE!!
Once you press CUSTOMIZE, you can type in a title in the spot I have "Vocabulary Words." Then, you can add a subtitle in the bigger, middle box. When you have a title you want, click EDIT YOUR CARDS.
Right now, we are using it for vocabulary in our vocabulary reading rotation. They have an activity to complete first, and then they can take the iPhone out and play Heads Up! They know they have to move to a spot where no other kids are, AND they have to stay at a voice level of a 1 or 2. We practiced the voice level a lot first! :) They do GREAT with it!! I don't hear it at all in my small group!!
AND...the app TAPES the participants acting/shouting/dancing/etc.!!!! When it's over, they can WATCH themselves!! It's awesome!!!! You can save/share the video as well!!
Now, it's time to PLAY!!!!!
Here's the view of the actors acting out to the student holding the device!!! I wish I could show their faces because they are PRICELESS!!!!!!
Here's another view!! We create gestures together for each of our vocabulary words so this is what you are seeing with their arms!! :) We played this at our Fall Party!! They were begging to play and with VOCABULARY WORDS!!! Can't get better than that!! Fun AND educational!!
I would LOVE to know if you already use this app in your classroom and how, AND/OR how it goes if you do try it!!!!! Ellen Degeneres is amazing!!!!
Thanks for stopping by!!!