A lot or a little?
The parents' guide to what's in this app.
What parents need to know
What's it about?
TICK. DONE. invites users to create and share their own how-to stories with videos and photos. To sign up, teens can use an existing social media account or email. Topics include cleaning tips, eco-friendly solutions, food-related tutorials, and fitness routines. The social-oriented experience allows users to follow each other, share stories, and flag inappropriate content. Creating stories is simple: Users record short videos (seven seconds or less), upload images, and add text. The only editing tool is for cropping.
Is it any good?
These community-generated, bite-sized learning stories make it easy and fast to learn new skills. The question will be whether Tick. Done. is able to curate enough mini-skills that teens want to learn. The steps in Tick. Done. feel like a series of Instagram stories, which is a familiar mechanic to most teens. While the content isn't particularly kid-friendly, there's not much iffy stuff and some cool things to check out. Upon opening the app, some of the featured content includes "Homemade sushi," and "How to make your own oat milk." Because of the clean interface, making a how-to story is simple, without a lot of bells and whistles to weigh things down. Also, it doesn't have the quagmire of YouTube's recommended videos to worry parents, though there's a lot less content to explore. Since it's unclear how the content is moderated, it's a good idea for parents to keep their eyes on what their teen is viewing. Ultimately, it could be a cool way for older kids to enjoy sharing their favorite skills and seeing what others have to share.
Talk to your kids about ...
Families can talk about skills and talents in general and as showcased by Tick. Done. What skills and talents do you have? Which of those could you share with someone else? How do you teach someone something in the simplest way possible?
Families can talk about learning with apps. Do you think this is a good app for learning? Why or why not? What can you learn?
- Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
- Subjects: Language & Reading: following directions, presenting to others, storytelling
- Skills: Creativity: making new creations, producing new content
Communication: conveying messages effectively
- Price: Free
- Pricing structure: Free
- Release date: May 30, 2019
- Category: Education
- Topics: Cooking and Baking, STEM
- Size: 69.40 MB
- Publisher: TILE TECHNOLOGY LIMITED
- Version: 0.9.9
- Minimum software requirements: iOS 10.0 or later
- Last updated: June 29, 2019
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