Useful iPad Apps
for Special Education
By Jungnam Thompson
Technology in Special Education
Using technology in special education is
significant and difficult. However,
educators and parents continuously do
research and implement new technology
for them to find the best ways to learn.
I am working with children with and without
disabilities. Everyday the children bring me
happiness, joy, and love. I am introducing useful
apps for iPads from “BridgingApps”, and hope
this information will help you teach your children.
Write to Read
Age: 6 - 18 years old
Description:Write to Read is a
scientifically based learning tool
to help students write and read.
Students have a variety of
options to help them increase
their writing skills and reading
Old MacDonald HD
Age: 2 - 6 years old
Description: Old MacDonald is
a fun, interactive experience
encouraging cognitive, language
and motor development through
fresh illustrations, creative
interaction and music. Touch,
explore and discover surprises on
each page; Engage with friendly
characters and animals; Play
music in 5 languages.
Age: 3 - 7 years old
Description: A cheerful
beginners measurement app for
early learners. This app includes
5 modes in one app: telling time to
the hour, measuring using the
terms heavier and light, filling
items using the concepts less and
more, measuring shorter and
longer and identifying the months
of the year.
Pronouns with Splingo
Age: 7 - 18 years old
Description: The app uses
pictures and verbal phrases to
reinforce which pronoun to use
when using singular or plural
pronouns. The app also helps
students with gender identity
using his, hers, he, she, him and
Futaba Classroom Games for Kids
Age: 3 years old through 8th
Classroom Edition is a great
customizable app that can be
used with 2-4 students. Since
you are able to customize with
your own material, you can use
this app for almost any goal or
area of study in a classroom.
Age: 4 - 9 years old
Description:Tell Time is a
great app to use to help
students master telling time.
This app is ideal for ages 4-9 as
it touches on basic time skills as
well as more advanced skills.
This application takes students
step by step through the
process and order of telling time.
Wildlife Video Touch
Age: 12 months - 4 years old
Description: Video touch wild
animals uses real life videos of
animals in their natural habits.
You do not need to be connected
to wifi to see the videos. Because
of the fact that you do not need
Internet access to view the videos,
the videos within the app requires
a lot of storage on your device.
Age: 12 months - 18 years old
Description: Gravitarium is an app
that can be used across the ages. By
touching the iPad screen with one,
two, three or more fingers, the user
can create animated sparkles of light
patterns. By dragging a finger or
more across the screen, the particles
continue to make patterns of light.
Once the user has touched the
screen soft, calming music is heard.
All information is from BridgingApps:
Bridging the gap between technology and
people with disabilities.