App Review and Giveaway: Multiple Meanings Library

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Understanding that words can have more than one meaning is an invaluable first step to the comprehension of abstract language. It allows students to use words in a variety of contexts, become good oral communicators, and do well on a variety of written tasks.

However, it is a well-known fact that many students with language disorders often struggle with comprehension and usage of multiple meaning words. That is why I am very excited to review today a very useful app from the Virtual Speech Center entitled Multiple Meanings Library.

Similar to their other apps the setup is quite simple. You begin by clicking on the “START” button and adding the new student names. After you select the students you want to participate in the session you move on to the next screen which allows you to select the type of activity you want. These include the categories of: Auditory Bombardment, Picture Identification, Definition, Fill in, or Make up Sentences.

MML 1

You can select as many categories as you like. After you’ve completed your category selection, it is time to move on to your word selection. Depending on your student’s knowledge and use of multiple meaning words you can pre-select words you want them to learn.  It is important to note that the words are not grouped by specific categories but are rather arranged in alphabetical order.

MML 2

Other capabilities include:

  • Working with several students at a time
  • Audio recording responses
  • Performance tracking
  • Emailing results at the end of the session

MML 3

What I like:

  • I love the fact that the app developers used real life photographs which they juxtaposed next to one another to illustrate the multiple meanings of words
  • I love the fact that I could practice sentence formulation activities with the students on my caseload
  • I also really like the fact that the “Definition” category of the app focuses on making inferences or guessing which word can be described given certain characteristics
  • I really like the fact that on the Making Sentences portion of the app, students can record and playback the sentences they formulated using multiple meaning words for self review and feedback from the therapist

You can find this app on iTunes for $12.99, or thanks to the Virtual Speech Center you can enter my Rafflecopter giveaway to win a free code.
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4 Responses to “App Review and Giveaway: Multiple Meanings Library”

  1. Kendra Krasin January 13, 2015 at 7:54 pm #

    I have SO many students working on multiple meaning words! This would be a super useful app, especially when traveling between schools.

  2. Meagan January 13, 2015 at 8:44 pm #

    Many of my students are working on multiple meaning words! I love how great the visuals look and how much you can customize the app to the needs of your students! As a traveling therapist, this would be great to help minimize the amount of materials I have to lug with me from school to school!

  3. carol January 14, 2015 at 12:07 pm #

    Multiple meaning words are nearly always included in language goals. It would be a great help to have this app. I like the idea that you can practice inferencing with the Definition category. I have preschoolers through high school kids on my caseload.

  4. Christine Gerber January 14, 2015 at 1:11 pm #

    This app would also be useful for ELLs at any level as focus for vocabulary tends to be the most widely used definition.

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