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Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Middle School Confidential: Real Friends vs. the Other Kind {Review & Giveaway}

I think it's pretty obvious by now that I'm enthusiastic over the Middle School Confidential (MSC) series of graphic novel apps, as I'm devoting another post to it!  Real Friends vs. The Other Kind is based on book 2 of the MSC series and I must say, I am pleased yet again!



As the title suggests, friendship is the focus of Real Friends vs. The Other Kind, an issue that is very relevant to middle school. Readers will read about common problems as they relate to respect, peer pressure, fairness, rejection, breakups, and making friends.

Questions & scenarios are posed without being "cheesy
Newly added are the interactive quizzes that can be used to assist students in understanding why certain choices are better than others (see below).



Language skills such as figurative language, perspective taking, sequencing, processing, problem solving, foreshadowing, and social thinking can all be targeted with this easy to use and engaging application.

After purchasing this app  ($2.99), users can download a free 25 Leader's Guide that accompanies the MSC series that contains discussion questions and activities addressed in the app.  

App Compatibility:

Real Friends vs. The Other Kind is Compatible with NOOK, Kindle Fire, nabi, Android tablets, iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 4.3 or later.

Take a look at Real Friends vs. The Other Kind in action:



David and Annie Fox (creators) have graciously provided me with a promo code for you to download Real Friends vs. The Other Kind and use with your students!

***UPDATE***

David and Annie have given me 2 more promo codes making it a total of 3 codes that I will be giving away!

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Disclosure Statement: I was provided a copy of this app by the developer. No other compensation was provided. This review includes solely my opinions. 

15 comments:

  1. This looks like a great resource for middle schoolers!

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  2. This seems very good for those transitioning into middle school as well - and I have one or two students with ASD who are also very into graphic novels. Perfect.

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  3. Also seems great for those transitioning to middle school. I have some students with ASD who are also into graphic novels. Perfect.

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  4. I like the design of the APP. Thanks for the review!

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  5. Very cool, can't wait to look into it!

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  6. Thank you for the review and giveaway opportunity. This looks good!

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  7. Hope you are managing with the snow. My folks live in Putnam County and are hoping not to lose anymore trees after last week.

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  8. Thank you everyone for your comments! Heather, I had a delayed school opening today. Looks like it's going to be a tough winter this year!

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  9. Nice review! would love, love, love this for my middle/high school population....many of them are in need of ways to discuss socially appropriate behavior and language!

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  10. So happy you have found this great series! I always have such a hard time coming up with activities for my middle schoolers!

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  11. what a great series my middle school students and "too cool for elem school 6th graders" will love this!
    Carolyn

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  12. Thank you so much fot the chance to win. It looks like a great series!

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  13. Congratulations to the winners! And thank you for liking our Electric Eggplant facebook page. If you haven't yet, check it out at http://www.facebook.com/Electric.Eggplant

    --David

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  14. Thanks for the review! It looks really cool!

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