OVERALL REVIEW BY HEALIGAN'S CLASSES: 4 of 5 stars
Today I got the chance to get some input from students on an iTouch app for SAT grammar review.My classes were small today as a result of a Junior PE trip. So it was my first chance to do a small, informal sample of their reactions to a different way to review. After trying out several apps, I chose ALLEN SAT Grammar. The app contains three sections of questions: Identifying Sentence Errors, Correcting Sentence Errors and Improving Paragraphs. The free version contained a limited number of questions and lots of ads, so school chipped in 9.99 to buy the app. We loaded the app on all 10 iTouches for the single purchase.The paid version has more questions in each section than any student could ever want to finish. They are formatted like actual test questions.
The settings enabled the player to decide on difficult questions or least used questions. We were also able to customize how long (30, 60, 90 seconds) you got to complete each question. You may return to a question to review it after reading the rationale (especially if you got it wrong). Since I am using this with multiple classes, I appreciated the ability to reset the stats after each student. You can also have the students share their results with you by email.
This is definitely going to become a permanent part of my review course.