Do you Feel Electric?! Feel Electric is a FREE app, let me just say that one more time, FREE app that can help you target pragmatic language with your students. We know that as Speech-Language Pathologists we wear many hats. We are not just the person who works on /r/ or synonyms. We often need to be counselors and social workers. This is an app that can help with some of those jobs. Many of my students who have pragmatic goals have difficulty with managing and identifying their emotions. This app helps students identify their feelings, track their feelings, and do a little work with non-verbal language. This app only allows 4 students, but you can easily make one of the spaces a main or general ‘player’ that you can use for the majority of your kids who perhaps do no need their emotions tracked.
The people who are featured in the app are very enthusiastic, so just keep that in mind. This app would be best for students from pre-K to 3rd grade. When students log in, they pick three words that define how they are feeling. They are provided with oodles of choices. You can tap the word and it will define what that emotion word means ( pragmatic vocabulary anyone! ). After they select their three feelings, the app picks one of them and uses the word in an example.
They can also create a Mood Dude. This is a little guy that depending on what feature you tap on ( eyes, eyebrows, arms, mouth ) it changes position so that is transforms the mood the of the character. This can be a great way to let students show you what they know about non-verbal language.
This app also has a feature called Mood Tales that lets students make their own mad lib and reads it to them. There are so many great features to this app that provide an interactive and engaging way to work on pragmatic language.