An educational game to teach useful vocabulary, suitable for students from grade 2 onwards and those studying English as a second language. This game uses 26 sketches to teach students 26 collective nouns that are commonly used to describe different groups of objects, such as pile, nest, bunch, ring and fleet.
Students hear a collective noun spoken and choose the matching photo. After six right in a row, Race Mode starts automatically. It asks questions at speed to test the students' memory and comprehension of the collective noun just covered, before continuing with new nouns. At the end of the race, students can see how well they have done relative to their other races. The game gradually focuses on any nouns that the students have difficulty recognizing, and speeds up as competence is gained.
By contrast to Race Mode, Story Mode slowly introduces new collective nouns by saying them as the photos are shown, allowing students to quietly look, listen and learn.
The game is controlled by on-screen gestures which are simple to demonstrate and easy to use, and the game can be played without voice prompts.
* 26 sketches * 26 collective nouns * Race Mode tests memory and comprehension against the clock * Story Mode allows students to look, listen and learn * Slideshow Mode displays all the images in alphabetical order * Zoom and Pan Mode magnifies the images to see more detail * Easy on-screen gestures to control the game * Context-sensitive help * No advertising and no internet connection required.
The paid version of this app has much higher resolution photos than the free version.