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Question Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn to answer abstract questions and create responses based on inference. Extensive use of audio clips promotes improved auditory processing for special needs children with autism spectrum disorders or sensory processing disorders. Audio clip reinforcement can be turned on or off for non-special needs children.
Question Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the ability to abstract.
-Optimized for iPad
-Simple and intuitive interface to answer questions
-Why, What, Where, How and Random question formats
-1200 audio clips of questions and answers
-3 levels of abstraction
-Optional text and audio reinforcement
-Statistics to track student progress
-60 encouragement animations and audio clips
- Compatible with iPad
QuestionBuilder is part of "The Builder Series" of award winning education apps. Mobile Education Store has won over 40 app awards and has been named educational developer of the year in 2011 and 2012.
Mobile Education Tools is a member of Moms with Apps, a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families.
Recommended Ages: 3-6, 6-10
Categories: Special Needs
Updates for iOS11 compatibility
Ratings and Reviews
As an elementary school English as a second language teacher, I find that many of Mobile Education Stores' apps are great! I use Question Builder because the students must think critically in order to choose the correct answer to a question supported by a colorful picture on the screen. I like that the question choices include plausible, but incorrect answer choices. You can raise or lower the level of difficulty in the settings menu. One thing that is missing however, is the option to have the iPad read the answer choices. The questions can be read aloud, but students must be readers to choose an answer, making this app unusable as a listening comprehension game for young students who are not yet able to read. When the students correctly answer, there are some funny animated characters that come out and cheer for them. Likewise, there are words of encouragement if they answer incorrectly. The app has a statistics page so you can monitor the students' progress. One problem I have with the app is that you cannot go from a sentence that you are building to the settings or statistics page until/unless you correctly build the sentence. This creates unnecessary hassle if you want to quickly check-in on a student's progress or change the difficulty.
Nice app for questions and syntax
This app is great for answering questions, but also, working on answering in a complete sentence. I agree with one of the other reviews in that this app requires you to pay attention to the question to make sure you answer appropriately. One in particular is a picture of a girl and a snowman and the question is, "What are the snowman's arms made of?" So many kids automatically say snow and I have to remind them to listen and I repeat the question. After that they do a much better job of listening and focusing on what exactly was asked. It would be nice for non readers if like in Conversation Builder Teen you had a way to hear each sentence by pressing a button. I understand that would be a lot of work so it may not be possible or at least not happen for some time. Also, two things I noticed in the What section, the girl looks like she is wearing a pink dress not a red dress as the answer states and the girl in the wheelchair picture has the answer of "There is a piano is in front of her". Overall, I really like this app. Any chance for when and who to be added?
Horrible app, poorly worded questions
I am extremely disappointed with this app. I have been very pleased with Conversation Builder and was hoping for another quality app with Question Builder. Most of the questions have very little to do with inference, but focus more on counting (how many children, leaves, apples, etc. are in the picture). One picture shows a partially exposed alligator in a river. The question is, "where are the other alligators?". I would infer that the other alligators were in the river as well, however the correct answer is, "I don't know". There are questions where clearly incorrect answers are 'correct'. For example, one question asks how many red flowers are in the picture. The answer is "2" but there are NO red flowers in the picture. Another question is, "Where did the kids get their lunches?". The "correct" answer is that they were packed by their moms, however, the child is clearly eating a school lunch with hot food on a tray. Yet another question asks, "where did the tomatoes learn to sing?" (yup, singing tomatoes). The answer is not at school or in the garden, but "from their teacher". Additionally, there are grammatical and spelling errors throughout (sandals are spelled "sandels", etc. ). Do not waste your money, this app will only frustrate you and your children/students.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.