Describe It

App Review
Additional Description

This app is a team-based game which requires a player to describe a picture on the screen for their team mates to guess the object. The aim of the game is to answer quickly and to be the team not holding the device when the time is up. This app is advertised as being designed by Speech Language Pathologists and provides a good structure for describing, e.g. focusing on the touch, taste, function, sight, hear, smell, category or the objects.

Format iPhone, iPad, iPod touch
Age Range early primary, late primary
Motivators noise/auditory
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy, critical/ creative, personal social
Evidence-based Intervention Highly Structured Supports
Targeted Skills Describing skills, interpersonal skills.
Great For

Allows the users to select the categories of words, the number of matches to be made for a team to win.
Clues for how the person can describe the object can be used.
The ‘timer’ noise can be turned down or off at any point during game play with a sliding button on the left side of the screen.
The answer provided can be checked with the answers recorded in the app.

Please Consider

The game requires cooperation between the teams with passing the the device during game play and when adding a score at the end.
The game includes a ‘hot potato’ element with the device as scoring is based on the team not left holding the iPad. Some ground rules for handling the iPad may be useful prior to the game starting as a point has to be awarded to one team in order for game play to continue.

Generalise Skills and Knowledge

Encourage the student to use the structure given in the app for describing activities in other environments, e.g. touch, taste, function, sight, hear, smell, category.





Developer: Synapse Apps, LLC

Price: 5.99 AUD



This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Describe It (SLP)

Customer ratings: ( ratings)
Category: Games, Educational, Education
Languages: English
Rated: 4+

Updated: 10.12.2012
Version: 2.3
Size: 94.77 MB
Requirements: iPhone3GS-iPhone-3GS, iPadWifi-iPadWifi, iPad3G-iPad3G, iPodTouchThirdGen-iPodTouchThirdGen, iPhone4-iPhone4, iPodTouchFourthGen-iPodTouchFourthGen, iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

DESCRIBE IT is a game application designed by certified speech and language pathologists to make learning to describe fun and easy. Use this tested way of improving describing skills utilized by speech and language therapists around the world and watch...


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