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Chore Pad: Chores & Rewards, Beautifully Themed

Chore Pad: Chores & Rewards, Beautifully Themed
Features

Price

$7.99

Age Range

All Ages

App Type

Learning App

Version Reviewed

5.0.2

Android Available?

Is Android Available

Lite Version Available?

Is a Lite Version Available

Help Provided?

Is Help Provided
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UnderstandingBlooms Understanding
RememberingBlooms Remembering
Adaptability
Includes text
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Includes images
Review Comments
Chore Pad is a calendar based reward chart to reward children for completing tasks. The child sees a weekly chart of their tasks and can tick them off when completed. The child earns stars for tasks which they can cash in later for rewards. Chore Pad can be used by multiple children.
 
Chores can be completely customised. You can add in chores icons from a list, the days in the week they need to complete the chore and the number of stars they earn. You can also customise the theme of the app.  
 
Number of tasks: This app allows you to add as many chores or tasks as you want.  
 
Picture of chore or task: You can add your own images for chores.
 
Tokens awarded per task: You can award between 1 and 10 stars to each chore.
 
Rewards: You can create your own text based reward and add images for rewards.
 
Students: Chore Pad can be used by multiple students
 
Password Protection: Importantly, you can lock the editing function of Chore Pad so that students can't tamper with the reward system.
Use Rank (*)
Reward Systems Ranked 4th of 26

(*) This app has been ranked according to its' effectiveness to achieve the learning goals and strategies listed. Some apps may rank highly for achieving a specific use and lower for other uses. Some students will learn and engage with one app more than others, because of the individual nature of us all.

Learning App
Learning apps are designed for a specific purpose. The authors claim to teach a goal, skill or concept.
Bloom's Thinking Process
Bloom's Taxonomy is classification system used to explain the behaviours important in learning. Apps range from simple memory tasks such as flashcards apps through to creative apps which ask students to create an original story or video.
Bloom's Creating
The student creates new ideas, products or ways of viewing things. Activities include making, animating, designing, constructing, planning, producing and inventing.
Bloom's Evaluating
The student justifies a decision or course of action. Activities include counting to check, hypothesising, critiquing, experimenting and judging.
Bloom's Analysing
The student breaks the information into parts to explore understandings and relationships. Activities include explaining, ordering, inferring, comparing and organising.
Bloom's Applying
The student uses the information in a new situation. Activities include implementing, carrying out, using, illustrating, classifying and categorising.
Bloom's Understanding
The student comprehends the new information. Activities include describing, predicting showing understanding use a multiple choice.
Bloom's Remembering
The student recalls information they know. Activities include matching, 'fill in the blank', making a choice, answering using a multiple choice, naming a group.
Learning Connection
How well does the app teach the targeted skill or concept? This is the area where we refer to current research and pedagogy to evaluate the efficacy of the app.
Authenticity
Authenticity looks at the manner in which skills are learnt. Authentic apps use real life or genuine activities. Students learn in context rather than in a contrived or rote fashion (such as flashcards).
Feedback
Feedback needs to be specific and result in improved performance. Feedback should be supportive and encouraging rather than negative. Data should be available to support decision making.
Differentiation
Differentiation is the ability to customise the app to suit the student. The ability to record you voice, customise text, add pictures and alter settings enables individualisation of the app.
User Friendliness
User friendliness is a measure of how well a student can use the app independently. Some apps are simply intuitive to use. Others include audio or visual prompts which support the student.
Motivation
All apps are engaging the first time they are played. However, students with diverse learning needs may need to return to the app many times. Motivating apps offer rewards,games or incentives.
Reward Systems
Reward systems encourage positive behaviours. They can be used to reward social skills, organisation and completion of tasks. An example is a token economy where children earn tokens, stickers or stars for positive behaviours. These tokens are later exchanged for rewards. Also see Calendar apps.

Domain Score Details
Learning Connection 4
Reward charts are an established behavioural strategy. This app replaces the star chart on the fridge. Parents have been using star charts for toileting and chores for many years. It would be nice to be able to assign chores more than once a day e.g. for washing hands after meals.
Authenticity 3
The child can self-monitor their progress by adding a star to the chart.   
Feedback 2
The child ticks the task on completion. They receive a number of stars, depending on the difficulty of the task. They also receive rewards once they accumulate enough stars.
Differentiation 3
You can choose activity icons from the premade list. It would be great if you could add your own pictures to the activities. This is a must for non readers. Recording voice on to this app would be a great feature too.
User Friendliness 4
The child simply touches their photo to show their chore schedule. The child will need time to learn to set up the chore pad. The help section is extensive.
Motivation 4
Many parents report that their child is motivated by using this chart. They enjoy earning their stars and trying to get their trophies.
From the App Store
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Developer

Kevin BROWN

App Store Rating

(from 51 reviews)

Current Version Rating

(from 8 reviews)

Current Version

5.2.1
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Developer's Description
Chore Pad is changing the way families get their chores done across the world! Let your kids take an active role in maintaining their home, show them what they can earn along the way, and watch them shine! Delightful, effective and award-winning. Built for kids of all ages and families of all sizes! Get started now - those dishes aren’t going to clean themselves!

- Featured by Apple in over 100 countries
- Included in Wired’s App Guide, earning the highest rating
- Named a Best Parenting App of 2015 by Healthline.com
- Multi-year recipient of the 148Apps Best App Ever Award in Parenting
- 5 star EAS certification awarded by teacher community
- Consistently rated 4.5+ stars on the App Store for over five years!

Chore Pad 5 is our five year anniversary celebration! Enjoy new chore icons, delightful new animations and sounds, beautiful new themes and more!

“Give your kids a fun way to tackle their chore lists” - Best Parenting Apps of 2015, Healthline
“Chore Pad HD is fantastic for helping organize the family chores around the house.” - GeekMom.com
“Forget the chore wheel, this might be the most comprehensive chore-management tool out there.” - Wired’s App Guide

INFORMATIVE USER CARDS
See all your kids at a glance on the start screen along with their star totals and progress for the week. Chore Pad works equally well with small families, large families, and entire classrooms of kids!

MOTIVATING REWARDS
Your child earns stars as chores are completed, and uses those stars to redeem rewards that you've created. Watch proudly as your child leaps out of bed to clean the room in the morning (it happens!) and learns to save up their stars for long-term goals!

BEAUTIFUL CHARTS
Keep your kids engaged with delightful animations and sounds when they open their chart, complete chores or earn rewards! Every child can make their chart their own with a wide range of themes and custom chore icons.

SECURE PARENT MODE
Parent Mode keeps Chore Pad kid-friendly by tucking the important setup features safely away. Passcode protect Parent Mode to prevent unwanted changes, or enable passcode protection for features in the Chore Chart!

POWERFUL CUSTOMIZATION
Create template chores that can be copied to any number of children and customized individually for each. Specify a wide range of repeat intervals, star values and select from over 100 chore icons or use images you provide!

NO-HASSLE SYNCING
Use a free Dropbox account to sync your data between all of your Chore Pad installations. Syncing happens automatically whenever you open or close Chore Pad, so keeping up to date with changes is effortless.

- No In-App Purchases!
- No personal information collected!
- No Ads!

We're here to help! Please don't hesitate to contact us with any questions, comments or suggestions.

Support Email: support@nannek.com
Twitter: @chorepad
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/ChorePad
Website: http://www.nannek.com

Disclaimer: The evaluations and rankings information provided here are based solely on the opinion of the author and are for informational purposes only. Families should seek professional advice before making decisions regarding interventions for their child.