Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Booksy School Edition App by Tipitap

I was recently contacted by Tipitap Inc and asked to provided them with some feedback on their apps. I chose to review Booksy School Edition
There are 27 books at 3 different reading levels available in this app.  I can go into the teacher desktop and see my class reading log, progress reports, and can set things up to receive a daily email of progress.  I like the range of topics for the stories and if you flick one finger up to reveal the menu bar you can:
1) listen to the whole page
2) go back to the bookshelf
And two finger swipe left to right to return to the bookshelf!
Students have a wide range of topics to read about.  Mars, dinosaurs, the four seasons, and The Ojibwe are just some of the nonfiction texts to choose from.
When the app detects a child reading the story, it will autorecord the child's voice and email you the recording (if you have enabled this feature).  
After reading the stories, students can take a quiz over the information presented in the book.  At anytime, students can tap a word and it will be read aloud.  While this app is advertised for K-2, older children can use it.  I found the reading level of most of these books to be fairly high.  For example, the book on Thomas Jefferson (reading level 2) would probably be a good fit for a 3rd grader-as far as comprehension.
If you are in need of some readers for your iPad, I would recommend Booksy!
Click {HERE} to check out the selection of apps by Tipitap Inc.


9 comments:

  1. Hi Dana! It´s Gaby here, from Tipitap :) What a great review! Thanks!

    I see that you mentioned "but I wish there was a button to read the whole page and a button to go directly back to the home menu."

    Well, I probably should´ve told you this earlier but if you flick one finger up to reveal the menu bar you can:
    1) listen to the whole page
    2) go back to the bookshelf

    And two finger swipe left to right to return to the bookshelf!

    Hope you and your readers find this info useful!

    Have a beautiful day

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    1. Ah Ha! I knew there MUST be a way to do it, I just couldn't figure it out! Thanks for setting me straight! :)

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    3. You are most welcome! I should've mentioned it earlier though! :)

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