I actually have been using this app in my classroom and with clients in my work as a Family Trainer since it was first released in late 2009. Since then I have communicated with Jeff and Lisa (the developers), who are very open to feedback from users. This update of iReward is exciting for me, as it adds several features that I had requested!
iReward is a MUST have app for any classroom or home that has children with special needs (particularly autism).
Video Demo (by developer - our video demo will be uploaded tonight!):
- Support for multiple users - save custom token boards for multiple students on one device
- Organize rewards or token boards by name or group
- Copy/paste rewards between different names
- choice of background colors for names
- choice of tokens (checks, coins, gold and red stars, or smiley faces)
- Include visual of reward
- Take photo of reward using built-in camera, import a from device photo albums, or use built-in Google Image search
- Ability to use two pictures to reinforce a first-then reward
- Record custom audio and/or play video of keyboard when reward completed
- Add or remove tokens
- Option for only adding/removing one token at a time
- Optional sound for when a token is added
- Options for larger images and text, and for playing sound when adding a token
- Ability to "lock" the app, preventing student from making any changes. Unlock the app by shaking device and entering the password.
- In-app help added to first screen
- Remarkable customer service (firstname.lastname@example.org) and user forum
Suggestions for Improvement:
- Ability to create custom tokens
- Ability to select other video rewards (either videos on device or YouTube)
- Optional built-in timer for interval reinforcement schedules
- Data collection - keep track of how many times each session/day a student selected/earned a particular reward
- Ability to share token boards with other devices either by "bumping" devices or through iTunes
The developer have provided us with 3 promo codes for iReward to giveaway to active readers of the Teaching All Students blog. You can enter to win a promo code for iReward by doing the following:
1. Comment below and describe\share what kind of token economy or visual supports you have used to motivate your child or students.
2. Follow @Grembe on Twitter. Tweet the following: "RT @techieteacher This week's #AppMondayTAS features iReward 3.0 by @grembe - electronic token board #edapp #IEAR #spedchat #TeachingAll" AND comment below letting us know you have retweeted.
3. Like Teaching All Students AND Grembe on Facebook. Leave a comment on either Facebook page about this giveaway.
If you choose to do all 3, you will be entered 3 times. Winners will be announced Friday evening. Good luck!
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