Language Empires

Greetings from Language Empires! Although we are divided into many kingdoms we are united in helping all learners of language. Each empire helps you master an important element of communication
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Language Empires

 

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Greetings from Language Empires! Although we are divided into many kingdoms we are united in helping all learners of language. Each empire helps you master an important element of communication. You will find the right words can often unlock many closed doors and open up even more opportunities.
Language Empires was developed by two Speech-Language Pathologists and it utilizes the ancient civilizations theme to guide you and your students on learning specific language targets. This application designed for elementary age students targets 8 goals: answering how, why, and which questions, inferencing, vocabulary, predicting and figurative language, and sequencing.

With an eye catching interface, animations and colorful graphics, students will have a blast as they triumph in developing language skills in areas that are important for success at school.
8 Activities
Each activity has over 50 questions
for a total of over 415 questions
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Vocabulary
The Ancient Greek Empire
53 Questions
2 Levels of Difficulty
Predicting
The Ancient Mayan Empire
53 Questions
3 Levels of Difficulty
How
The Roman Empire
53 Questions
1 Levels of Difficulty
Figurative Language
The Ancient Egyptian Empire
53 Questions
1 Levels of Difficulty
Sequencing
The Empire of the Future
53 Questions
3 Levels of Difficulty
Inferencing
The Medieval Empire
53 Questions
2 Levels of Difficulty
Why
The Chinese Empire
53 Questions
3 Levels of Difficulty
Which
The British Empire
53 Questions
2 Levels of Difficulty
A comprehensive language app unlike any other in history!!!

 

Multiplayer Capabilities
1-5 players per a game
Players can select multiple targets

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Simply drag each player on the bottom to each empire that you want the player to work on. You will see that players profile underneath the empire which indicates it is selected.
You can zoom in on the map by using two fingers and spreading them apart. When zoomed in you can see different areas of the map by sliding your finger in the direction that you wish to see. Making a pinching motion with both fingers zooms the out on the map.
Players can work on as few as one or as many as all of the empires on any given game making for an almost endless combination of possibilities! Press the “next” button after you have finished selecting at least one empire for each student.

Multiple Levels of Difficulty

 

Included for most activities

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Engaging Intros
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Each of the 8 empires / activities have their own unique intro that combine the theme of the kingdom with its corresponding language activity. These catchy small introductions are a great way to get your students primed for the upcoming activity.

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High Replay Value

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Video Tutorial
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Visual cues on each question to guide learning

 
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Students benefit from a variety of cues on Language Empires to help them identify the correct answer. Visual cues are part of understanding conversation on a daily basis. The University of Alabama cites the following:
“Clear pictures multiply the students’ level of understanding of the material presented, and they should be used to reinforce your message, clarify points, and create excitement.” University of Alabama School of Medicine, 2005
Smarty Ears has made sure that each question on all the levels of Language Empires include high quality diverse images.
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Visual and Auditory Reinforcement

 

After selecting a correct answer students receive positive feedback through a “Well Done” screen in addition to a subtle positive sound.
Additionally, each correct answer on the first attempt earns a gold coin. 10 gold coins unlock a trophy. This coin system helps students visually track their success.
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Motivating Rewards
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Students can unlock trophies that relate to the the theme of the empire that they are working on. Each empire has 8-15 trophies to unlock with a total of 95 in the entire app.
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Each student has a trophy case where they can view all of the trophies they have earned.
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A unique chart of the treasures that the student has earned can even be emailed or printed directly from the iPad.

 

Flexible Settings

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Give an extra emphasis on reading skills by turning off the “play audio”.
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Give an extra emphasis to auditory comprehension by turning off the “display written questions”
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Provide scaffolding to the struggling reader by keeping both the “play audio” and the “display written questions” on.

 

Comprehensive Data Tracking

 

As with all Smarty Ears apps, Language Empire offers detailed and visual data collection. A set of graphs provides immediate visual feedback on the student’s skill level attained and progress towards mastery of their goal. The data can be emailed, printed, or shared to other compatible applications such as iBooks or Pages.
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TRC Compatible
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Therapy Report Center aka “TRC” is a free app
If you enter your players into TRC you can export them to Language Empires (and almost all other Smarty Ears apps) saving you time.
Additionally, you can export results from Language Empires (and other Smarty Ears apps) into TRC to quickly build a comprehensive progress report.

 

Homework

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The app contains 16 different homework sheets that can be printed or emailed.
Certificates

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Easily generate certificates for your students that can be emailed or printed.

 

Features:

 

•Targets 8 different goals: vocabulary, predicting, how, which, why, figurative language, sequencing, and inferencing
• Loaded with content: over 415 questions
• Quick Play—no need to create a student profile
• Multiplayer: Play with up to 5 students at the same time
• Flexible Targets: each student can target more than one Language area per a game
• Difficulty Tiers: most activities include “levels”
• Data Tracking: stunning colorful overall graphics in addition to specific detailed individual reports
• Email or Print: Results, Trophies, Homework & Certificates
• 95 trophies that are unlocked
• 16 Homework activities to share
• Generate certificates
• Visual and auditory feedback for all questions
• Therapy Report Center compatible— import players from TRC / export results to TRC
• Professional audio for each question
• Settings can adjust app to meet student’s needs

 

Authors:
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Rosie Simms
M.S. CCC-SLP

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Barbara Fernandes
M.S. CCC-SLP

Reviews:
An “empire” is defined as a group of states or peoples united and ruled by an authority—and Smarty Ears has definitely shown us that it is an authority when it comes to technology in speech therapy and it’s newest creation “Language Empires” rules in the land of apps!!
http://speechsnacks.com/2013/01/language-empires-smarty-ears-an-app-rules-app-review/
It’s hard to find a comprehensive app that targets the language concepts I need. I love Language Empires because I can take it into classrooms with me and can usually gather some good data for whatever skill that teacher happens to be working on. It’s great not having to do a lot of prep.
http://busybeespeech.blogspot.com/2013/02/language-empires-app-review.html
We found the app motivating. The students enjoyed the aspect of the video game feel and the ability to earn trophies for their correct responses.
http://twinsistersspeechandlanguagetherapy.blogspot.com/2013/11/app‐review‐language‐empires-from.html
This is an awesome app from Smarty Ears that your language kiddos will have SO much fun with! It was released in January, but they just did an update that includes some awesome features (homework and certificates among other things)!
http://homesweetspeechroom.blogspot.com/2013/10/language-empires-app-review.html
Language Empires is an outstanding tool to help students in a wide range of ages practice language and communication. The app’s graphics and narrations are superior, and the questions make good use of context clues, inference and similar higher-level thinking skills.
http://bestappsforkids.com/2013/02/language-empires/

 

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