Our recent post about iLearnNEarn2 – School and Adult Series going free for a brief time made me realize we'd never shared a post with the great FREE apps from the Conover Company. These video modeling app samplers were some of the very first apps I used on my very first iPad, and it's amazing to me that they're still free!
These four apps provide a total of 302 different videos, covering social skills, job skills, literacy skills and life skills. They're age appropriate for individuals in junior high, high school and beyond, but I've used them with my younger elementary aged students, too. While some individuals considered high functioning may enjoy them, but they're designed for those who need more support.
Video modeling is a very effective learning tool for many students, and that's part of what makes this app so wonderful. In Social Skills, there are seven different scenarios that are broken down into multiple steps. "Join Others In Groups" shows a video of exactly how to join a group, step by step. They also provide a great starting script for role play with groups of students.
Functional Literacy pairs a written word with a video definition. This really helps to counteract learning a sight word without any meaning attached. With 80 words in this sampler pack, there is a great opportunity to develop functional literacy.
If you're looking for some video modeling, download these four COMPLETELY free apps to try out!
Literacy Skills Sampler
This sampler includes 80 of the most common words in the Functional Literacy Skills System. Included in the program are such words as Smile, Receive, Apply, House, Telephone, Alarm and Closed.
Social Skills Sampler
This sampler includes 62 of the most common topics in the Functional Social Skills System. Included in the program are the topics of meeting/greeting people, taking responsibility, being polite and courteous, joining others in groups, apologizing/excusing self, following directions and handling criticism.
Work Skills Sampler
This sampler includes 80 of the most common signs and words in the Functional Work Skills System. Included in the program are such words as Employer, Wage, Do Not Enter, First Aid, Hammer, and Safety Glasses.
Life Skills Sampler
This sampler includes 80 of the most common words or signs in the Functional Life Skills System. Included in the program are such words or signs as First Aid Kit, Information, Hospital, Library, School Bus Stop, Don’t Walk, Bread, Cashier and Receipt.