A BuZoo Story

A BuZoo is an interactive app for the Android market that is targeted for students with autism and other motor-skills needs. The point of the game is to get students to help board the animals on the bus, but to do so, they must wave at the camera at certain points to guide the animals onto the bus. Not only will this work on their motor skills, but they will also learn to recognize the animals names, learn how to spell the names of the animals, interact with the animals, hear their noises and find out basic information on each animal. 

The app costs $4.99, but is well worth the cost. It works for students who have shaky or unstable hands, so there is no need of a steady hand. The application also reads aloud what ever is written on the screen, and can be slowed down or repeated if students did not hear what was said the first time, or if they need pronounce it slowly. Overall, this is a pretty solid app for students from Pre-K through 3rd grade.

 

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5 thoughts on “A BuZoo Story

  1. CJ,
    I definitely think this could be a good app for students practicing their fine motor skills. I also think this could be a beneficial tool for helping students with social skills. Students with ASD often struggle with social skills and having to wave at the camera to direct the animals is a form of social interaction. If they can take those skills and transfer them to working with classmates, it would be very beneficial.

  2. CJ,
    I definitely think this could be a good app for students practicing their fine motor skills. I also think this could be a beneficial tool for helping students with social skills. Students with ASD often struggle with social skills and having to wave at the camera to direct the animals is a form of social interaction. If they can take those skills and transfer them to working with classmates, it would be very beneficial.

  3. Hi Mr. C, brmeland, trlawler17,

    I am Erez the Founder of Shailah Interactive, creators of the world-first educational mobile app ‘A BuZoo Story’.

    Love this conversation. We encourage you to spread the word and help us get more feedback. We plan to get BuZoo and many more apps on iPads soon.

    We see touchless interaction on mobile as enabling a whole new way of communication and learning.

    Please feel free to contact us directly and keep the good work going. We can’t wait seeing what we can do more for inclusive education and beyond, with touchless mobile technology.

    THANK YOU !

    Erez

  4. I watched the youtube demo of this because I was just interested on what the game actually looked like. I thought it was cool that you could either use in air motions, or even just use the tablet if really needed. I think games like this will be the next future for tablets as we’ve already seen many similar things like this for the wii, xbox, and PS3. All these video game systems can be great tools to better students with disabilities.

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