Name of the app: Dance Me Lite
Cost: Free, but only 10 games can be played before having to pay for the $0.99 full version.
About the app: the app is pretty basic reaction game in which the player has to press 4 directional buttons to stay in the game.
Possible classroom applications:The app builds on eye-hand coordination, but can be adapted for the classroom if used with a smart-board and having elementary student-dancers match the directions with their feet. I haven’t tried this yet, but it might work using polyspots for the group, asking one student to press the buttons. Perhaps a fun introduction-to-tap lesson?
Pros: Children are obsessed with technology, and this might be a great way to reel in unmotivated students.
Cons: The app is designed for the iPhone platform, so it looks grainy when using on larger devices for students with gross motor skill challenges. It also looks grainy when using on a smart-board. The avatar of the app is a triangular looking character that does not look dynamic at ALL.
Rating: 1 out of 5; not really worth the download…