Teacher Review For The Social Express II

Decent techonlogy tool to use with students in a Social Skills group

Craig R.
School Counselor
Dorseyville Middle School
Pittsburgh, PA
Show More
My Grades 6, 7, 8
My Rating 4
Learning Scores
Engagement 3
Pedagogy 3
Support 4
I Would Recommend It Yes
Setup Time 5-15 minutes
Great for Individual
Small group
Teacher-led lessons
Great with General
Special needs
How I Use It
I used this APP as part of a Social Skills curriculum with 6th grade students on the Autism Spectrum. While I did not purchase the full-priced product, I used the free trial to teach students about perspective taking, expected and unexpected behaviors, and the difference between big problems and little problems. Originally I tried to have the students work through the stories on their own and then come together as a group to discuss the stories BUT I felt that the app worked better when working through each story as a class. Since I didn't purchase the full app I only had a few of the stories and scenarios available. I think that with the right group I would had made the purchase but instead I used the stories to jump start an activity where students did made up their own stories with the other students.
My Take
Overall I felt that that the app was high quality, effective, and a good conversation starter for my 6th grade students. I did feel that that the stories were a little simplistic for use with middle school students.