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    • iPossibilitiesiPods and iPadsIn Special Education© 2011 Kate Ahern
    • Some Notes:Apps, their design, their prices and availability change frequently, this list was correct at the time written.This is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list of all apps in any categories, instead it aims to show the variety and selection in each area.When used as part of an individualized education program apps should be chosen and used by experienced educators and therapists.Assistive Technology and Augmentative/Alternative Communication should be chosen only after an evaluation by a qualified professional which uses feature matching and data collection during hands on trials.
    • General iDevice Info
      iPod Touch ranges from 8, 32 or 64 Gigabytes of memory and $229.00 to $399.00
      iPad ranges from 16 to 64 G and $499.00 to $829.00, it is available with or with out 3G (cell support for internet)
      For personal use you may install an app on as many devices as you wish, but all the devices must have your account on them
      You may have multiple accounts on one device
      A device may only be synced to 1 computer, if you sync to another computer all apps, music, etc will be deleted
    • Settings to Know About
      Be sure to turn off the ability to make in app purchases and the ability to download inappropriate materials under Settings -> restrictions
      Avoid accidently deleting apps
      Go to settings
      Enable restrictions
      Click deleting apps
    • Choosing Apps
    • English
      Writing Supports
      Word Prediction
      Note Taking
    • Word Prediction
      Typ-0 app for $4.99 for iPod and $14.99 for iPad
      word bar with grammatically appropriate suggestions
      text-to-speech in all aspects with low quality voices
      full spell check
      E-mail or copy/paste into other apps
      PredictAble, $159.99, iPod/iPad
      Full word prediction
      Text-to-speech with high quality voices
      Integrates with social media and email
    • Speech-to-Text
      Dragon Dictate, free, ad supported, dictate a short message which is translated to text and can be sent as an e-mail, text or to the clipboard
      ShoutOUT is free but cost $1.99 for 50 text credits and allows dictating text messages
    • Writing by Hand
      Penultimate, $1.99, write by hand in notebooks
      Write Pad, $9.99, write with full handwriting recognition
      Ghost Writer, $4.99, a full note taking app with handwriting
    • Mind Maps
      iThoughtsHD $9.99
      Many other choices: Mind Jet, iMindMap, Thoughts Buzz, Mind Map
      Be sure to choose one that will meet your needs
      How can you export the file?
      Is it easy to use?
      Can you print it?
    • Notetaking
      Simplenote, free, take notes, tag notes, share notes
      Evernote, free, create multimedia notebooks and share them – sync to web account
      Colornote, free, notes and sticky notes in pretty colors
      Notetaker HD, $5.00, typed or handwritten notes organized in multiple ways
      Notability, $4.99, multimedia note taking with built in audio recorder
    • Spelling
      ACT Spelling, $2.99, adapted spelling program, limited number of keys on the page, number of keys set by teacher, use the Dolch Sight Word list or your own words
      Spell Blocks, $1.99, drag and drop letter blocks to spell the named words, 8 levels
      Bee Spelled, $1.99, save a bee from a doomed fate
      Miss Spell’s Class, free, allows you to create spelling lists and use words from dictionary.com
      ESPN Arcade Spelling Bee, $1.99, high speed spelling competition
    • Grammar
      Grammar Game, $.99, for younger students to learn basic grammar skills
      Grammar Up, $4.99, is better for older students and adults who want to increase their grammar skills, a quiz style game which works on all areas of grammar
    • Apps to Improve Reading
      Reading apps include
      Reading instruction apps
      Vocabulary app
      Interactive books
      Some Apps to Consider
      ABC Pocket Phonics $.99
      Word Cub $1.99
      First Letters and Phonics $2.99
      Vocab Photo $.99
      Sight Words by Photo Touch, free
      Mini Mod Reading $2.99
      GCF Vocabulary Videos Free
      K-12 Timed Reading Practice $1.99
    • Interactive Books
      There are many books in the app store for kids
      Prices and qualities range and are not always connected
      Some read aloud, some turn the pages automatically, some require tapping the screen, some require flicking the pages or touching an arrow
      Good Bets for Interactive Books
      Tumblebooks to Go
      Random Books
    • Recorded Audiobooks
      The Overdrive App allows books checked out digitally through your local library to be played
      Audible.com and many other companies offer audiobook apps
      Audiobooks can also be played through iTunes
    • eBooks
      iBooks through Apple, Google eBooks and Kindle Books all are available on all iDevices
      Prices range from free to $49.99
      iBooks and Google Books work with the built in Voiceover feature to allow books to be read aloud
      Bookshare books can also be converted to ePub and then read aloud
      Daisy formatted books can be read with the Daisy Worm app
      Bookshare and Learning Ally both now have apps for those eligible
    • Literature
      Shakespeare in Bits, $14.99 Interactive and assistive access to Romeo and Juliet and MacBeth
      3D Classic Literature Collection, $.99, high quality versions of novels out of copyright with illustrations
      Schmoop and Cliff Notes both have version of their notes for iPads
      Literary Analysis Guide, $2.99, aids in understanding how literature is reviewed for a class
    • Speech and Language Apps
      Builder Series of apps teaches various language skills
      Language Builder, $3.99
      Sentence Builder, $3.99
      Question Builder, $3.99
      Halo Talk, $9.99, opposites taught using photos and recoded speech
      ArtixPix, $29.99 and PhonoPix, $24.99 multiple decks of vocabulary cards to work on articulation or phonology, uses SymbolStix, includes data collection
      Milo Series of apps offers practice on a variety of speech areas
      Mayer-Johnson and Super Duper both now have various apps
    • Content Area Apps
    • History and Social Studies Apps
      World Book Surf the Ages, $4.99
      World Book This Day in History, free
      Oregon Trail App, $.99, like you remember it, only better
      American Presidents 2-in-1, $1.99, information and books
      World Geography Coloring Book, $.99
      History Tools, free, A this day in history app
      National Geographic has a range of apps in a range of prices on many social studies topics
    • Math Apps
      App areas include
      Number Sense
    • Mathappmatics
      Measurement $.99
      My First Weighing Exercise $.99
      Telling Time $1.99
      Learning to Tell Time is Fun $1.99
      Coin Math $1.99
      A Money Tree $.99
      Pizza Fractions $.99
      Fractions $.99
      Counting/Number Sense
      Arithmaroo $1.99
      Intro to Math by Montessorium $4.99
      Math Girl Number Garden $1.99
      Number Sense $1.99
      Basic Math Facts
      Cute Math $1.99, Math Magic $1.99
      Math Drills $1.99, Math Bingo $.99
      Math Girl Addition House $1.99
    • Mathappmatics
      Advanced Math
      Wolfram Pre-Calculus Course Assistant, $1.99
      Wolfram Calculus Course Assistant, $1.99
      Algebra Prep Series $3.99 – $7.99
      Algebra Boot Camp $2.99
      Algebra Touch $2.99
      Wolfram Algebra Course Assistant , $1.99
      HMH Fuse, free
      Geometry Facts Flashcards $.99
      Geometry Stash $1.99
    • Calculators
      Talkulator, free, large buttons, multiple languages
      Talking Calculator, $.99, scientific calculator
      Hal the Talking Calculator, free, customize background
      Graphing Calculator, $1.99, full features
      KidCalc 7 in 1, $.99, calculator and games, visual supports
      Kid’s Calc, $1.99, visual supports
      Convert, $2.99, change from one unit to another
    • Science Education Apps
      Solar Walk and Star Walk, $2.99, use to teach the solar system and constellations
      Weather Channel Max, free, lots of great weather information
      Molecules, free, 3D representations of molecules to learn from
      Virtual Frog Disection, $3.99
      Periodic Table Plus, $.99, Periodic table and games to teach about it
      National Geographic, dozens of app on all topics at a range of prices
    • Visual Supports
    • Photo Reminder Apps
      Pic List, $.99, multiple checklists that integrate photos and can work with email
      10 Ideas, $.99, another photo integrated checklist
      Photo Reminder, $1.99, combine a photo with a countdown
      PhotoMind, $1.99, match photos to reminders which will alert you and even email you
      Day Leaf, $1.99, photo checklists
    • iCommunicate
      Full set of SymbolStix communication symbols as well as some photos and clip art and the ability to use your own photos
      Associate images with speech
      Create visual schedules called storyboards
      Use their photos and recorded speech or add your own
      This app has shown dedication to improving and upgrading
    • Visual Timers
      TimeTimer, $4.99, visual countdown, has reward tone, also a clock
      ASD Timer, $2.99, visual countdown timer
      iHour Glass (free), an hour glass
      Traffic Light $.99, red, yellow, green lights as signals to time passing
    • Data Collection and Rewards
    • Behavior Tracker Pro
      Take frequency and duration, ABC and/or high frequency data
      Ability to add, remove or edit content
      Track multiple students and behaviors
      Built in data analysis
      Sync with Behavior Tracker software or use alone
    • Percentally
      Track multiple students and multiple goals
      Tally total responses or correct versus incorrect
      Automatically tabulates percentages
      Email data file to yourself or others
    • Reward Apps
      A number of apps are designed to track rewards for one or multiple behaviors in one or more children
      Vary in price and quality
      Some good ones include Star Rewards for $.99, I Earned That for $1.99, iReward for $.99
    • Life and Essential Skills Apps
    • Grocery Store Apps
      Photo Grocery List, $.99, create grocery lists using your own photos
      Need Food, $2.99, full grocery store app with images
      Grocery Gadget, $3.99, full shopping list app with all sorts of features including photos
    • Cooking Apps
      How to Cook Everything, $4.99/$9.99, cooking instruction with great photos
      The Photo Cookbook, $4.99, come in quick and easy cooking or baking purchase more recipes in app
      Cooking for Beginners, $.99, video lessons to teach cooking
      Cooking Mama, $6.99, and Cooking Star, $2.99 are role play cooking games that could be used by teachers to introduce concepts
    • Everyday Skills and Living Safely
      $49.99 and $34.99
      By Ablelink and Attainment Company
      Everyday Skills addresses 40 life skills for home and community through self-directed lessons
      Living Safely addresses safety issues at home and in the community
      Aimed at those with moderate disabilities
    • Life SkillsConover Company
      Forty-two Apps for Special Needs
      Range in Price from free to $.99
      Apps focus on functional academics and life skills, including social and vocational skills
      Note: you must log in to apps (www.conovercompany.com for information)
    • Story and Social Narrative Apps
      Model Me Going Places, free, six stories each about going to a community location
      Social Skills by MDR, $6.99, six social stories about common social skills like turn taking and task avoidance presented on two levels
    • Story and Social Narrative Creation Apps
      Pictello, $14.99, create and edit stories with photos, audio, text to speech and more
      Stories2Learn, $13.99, create and edit stories with audio and photos
      Story Kit and Story Robe,both free, combine your photos and recorded audio to create and edit your own books
    • Organizers, Calendars and Reminders
      Toodledo, $2.99, syncs with web based program to allow teachers and parents to modify and supervisor reminders
      My Homework, free, is an interactive homework notebook and calendar
      iStudiez Pro, $1.99, coordinate your assignments and classes
    • Teacher Apps
      PDFs, including Unique Curriculum, can be accessed via iBooks or Stanza, both free apps
      Apps for to-do lists, scheduling, note taking and organization
      Apps for attendance and classroom management
      Idea apps to help find websites, crafts or other classroom content
    • SpEd Teacher Apps
      IEP Checklist, Free, paperwork for multiple students
      EduTecher, free, recommends websites, videos and software, includes SpEd section
    • Assistive Tech Accessories Extra Rugged Cases
      OtterBox Defender– top of the line ultra protective case with built in easel runs to about $50
      Trident-Kraken Case – hard plastic and silicon about $40
      Hard Candy Squish Skin – air pockets protect against knocks $17
    • Where to Find Out More
      Moms with Apps Blog (Free Apps Fridays)
      iEAR website
      www.iappsforteachers.com (curriculum area apps)
      www.snapps4kids.com/ (apps for special education)
      Also find out more about apps with Google and Search Youtube to see them in action!