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EpicWin is a great app for students with behavior management plans that use points sheets. This app was initially designed as a game-based task list for completing chores. Because you can put in the tasks or challenges that need to be completed to earn points, it can be used for much, much more.
- To-do list with a Role-Playing Game spin
- Streamlined and fast to use
- Range of avatars to level-up with
- Destroy your tasks in animated battles
- Points and rewards for completing your tasks
- Loot to discover and share
EpicWin is basically a task list. Items on the list are assigned points. As each item is completed, the student earns XP points which advances progress along a map. Awards are earned as points accrue. Skill points are awarded making the character more and more powerful as she levels up.
Students begin the quest by choosing an avatar that best suits his personality. The to-do list is fully featured and supports repeating tasks, displays reminders for overdue events and allows time-critical events to be assigned to specific days, while more aspirational quests can be set to “someday” so you don’t lose sight of your goals. And each task completed is destroyed by your avatar, so get your Undead Warrior to beat-up your homework, or your Treeman to headbutt your student’s behavioral tasks.
Students can create custom tasks based on points sheets. Also, teachers or behavior specialists can use Google Calendar to share tasks with the student to use in this app. Each task is categorized as being either being a feat of strength, stamina, intellect, social, or spirit. Players earn XP in each of these areas.
Ideal ages for this app include students ages 8 and up with the ability to read. Younger students will need assistance creating tasks. Again, this can be accomplished with Google Calendar integration. Since each task is assigned skill points, it is very flexible. Thus you can make it more accessible for students with different behavioral needs.
It runs well on iPhone or iPad. It does seem to be somewhat “glitchy” on the iPad and you will find yourself rotating the screen to reach some features. Multiplayer support would be a nice addition. That being said, the app is very exciting as is.
Normally only $1.99, this app is free today in the iOS app store. Click HERE to download it.