TOP TRUMP IT
CONCEPT: Create you own Top Trump cards!
DELIVERY: Two years ago I scoured the App Store looking for an app exactly like this to no avail. Myself, along with a great many other teachers I know had utilised the concept of Top Trump creation for some years - printing off blank templates made in Publisher and having students create cards themed around a wide range of subjects from Maths (shapes) to History (Henry the 8th's wives) to Geography (countries, cities etc.)
This year I discovered the Trading Cards app from Read Write Think which is excellent for older KS2 students but perhaps a little complex for younger learners. It also lacked the statistical slant that Top Trumps provide, allowing for actual gameplay with the cards (and further Maths to be delivered!)
At last the Top Trump folk have delivered and the app is very good. The creation of the cards is simple and lightning fast with the insertion of an image and title accompanied by three categories and their respective values. The user can then choose from a selection of themes to complete the card. The all important save to Photos function is present too meaning the images can easily be exported or integrated into other digital projects.
LIMITATIONS: You have to create an account to use the app. This is free but requires an email address (can anyone else smell a marketing ploy?) which could be an issue for some students. Also cards cannot be grouped into sets using an established template so each card has to be made from scratch with the various categories re-entered each time. It would also have been great to adjust the number of categories to allow for differentiation.
CONCLUSION: A tiny bit limited but nonetheless Top Trump It is an app that can be harnessed across the whole curriculum with ease. 4/5
Shapes in Maths
Vocabulary in MFL
Characters from stories
Locations around the world/country/city
This is one of those lists that is pretty limitless!