App Name: Hangman Pro HD
Cost: 99 cents
What does it promise? From the App Store, “Hangman Pro HD is the best Hangman game available for the iPad. The game faithfully captures every detail of the classic Hangman experience, right down to the chalk dust.”
Does it deliver? Yes. But let’s be honest: It’s Hangman, so there really isn’t too much you can do with it. The animations are very cute, and word lists are pretty diverse. The ability to play against a friend, or the computer is handy. This app certainly takes a chalkboard staple and shines it up with 21st Century style, presenting the game in glorious HD.
Can I use it in my classroom? ? Absolutely. Hangman has been played in classrooms for decades and is a proven resource for building language and spelling skills. At just 99 cents, it is cheaper than purchasing a box of chalk.
All apps can be found in the iPad apps store under education.