($0.99) Designed to learn the American Sign Language alphabet. Each signs is illustrated in a colored photograph. A letter is spoken aloud and the user is presented with three choices for the correct sign. You can choose until the correct sign is found.
ASL Idioms & Phrases
($1.99 to $3.99) It includes ASL phrases with high resolution videos. It contains quizzes.
Can arrange alphabetically or by categories. An avitar shows and says the sign.
American Sign Language
Over 11,000 vocabulary items in an interactive sign dictionary
($1.99 to $7.99) The only American Sign Language (ASL) dictionary, tutorial, reference, and English to ASL translator tool.
Idioms 1 by Everyday ASL
Contains a variety of idioms arranged alphabetically that are displayed several times in a short video and also shown in a sentence. It also has a quiz component. No audio.
iSign (3D and lite version available)
($4.99) Many vocabulary items arranged alphabetically with simple animation to display the sign
iSpeech Toddler Sign
2 animated children show 30 signs each with accompanying explanations
Learn prepositions while decorating the tree, then learn the signs to Rudolph the Red Nose Reindeer.
Sign 4 Me
($12.99) With more than 11,500 words in the library, you can learn signed English from a 3D avatar.
Sign Smith ASL
More than 1200 signs you can learn American Sign Language from a 3D avatar. Can customize on how often the sign is shown. A free lite version is available.
Signing Time (Lite version also)
Contains videos with audio of various signs, arranged alphabetically. Also contains flash cards and challenges.
Volume 1 contains at least 100 signs arranged alphabetically that contain a description and animation on how to make the sign.
100 Words to Make you Sound Smart
($2.99) The entire text of the book is included. The words were chosen by the editors of the American Heritage Dictionary.
($1.99) Letters, phonics and handwriting for preschoolers
With pictures of over 30 items around the house, touch a letter to hear it and drag it to the correct word position
Tracing lower or upper case letters and numbers. Allows for some customization. You can shake the screen to clear your tracing.
iLive Grammer Botany
($4.99) Interactive multimedia with 4 lessons in nouns, verbs, adjectives, adverbs, prepositions, articles, nouns, conjunctions and review. Sentence are associated with pictures where a specific word or words are highlighted. The sentence and answers are tracked for record keeping.
Can import from and export to MindManager as well as other desktop graphic organizers
iWriteWords (a lite version available)
In easy or regular mode, trace numbers, lower and upper case letters using numbered prompts
Magnetic Poetry: Build a Poem
Has a wide variety of words and word fragments that allow you to create an endless number of poems
Works with iThoughts or MindManager for Mac and Windows
Create, view, and edit mind maps, then share them to a website to view and edit further
Provides a quick and easy way to write in a private journal, can connect with popular social web services.
Works as a whiteboard on the phone or iPad. Can take pictures of your creations, thoughts using the “home” and “sleep” buttons (can do this for all apps for a screen shots)
Tracing letters paired with the letter sounds
($159) Primary use for communication but contains word prediction.
Allows you to use set scenes and characters recording your own messages to create stories or shows that can be saved. Additional sets and characters can be purchased.
Connect 3 or more letters to create words in various player modes, after the time is up a list of possible words is displayed
($3.99) Use spin wheels to make grammatically correct sentences with attention paid to the connector words, interactive with picture support
Rather than hunting and pecking, a single stroke through the letters in a word can write the word. Also includes word prediction on top of the keyboard.
Sound Paper (iPad only)
Tracks what you draw and write while recording audio. During playback tap a word and it will playback what was recorded at that time. Share your text, drawings or audio notes via email or import directly to your Mac or PC.
Spel It Rite Pro
From two choices, select the correctly spelled word as quickly as possible
($4.99) Allows you to create spelling quizzes in any language. Enter word, the grade level and the spoken word and you can add the written word and/or spoken phrase. You can share quiz with other SpellBoard users, tracks performance
($4.99) Comes with over 800 illustrations (that can be customized) or you can add your own photos, to your writings or use one of the built in themes.
Use a Textfree email account, send and receive unlimited texts free for a whole ear
($4.99) A unique text input method providing an alternative to the QWERTY keyboard, called chording or chorded text input. It allows you to type using five binary chords rather than keys. It’s great for people with limited mobility, but a new system of typing must be learned. It lets you type without having to look at the screen, which is an excellent feature for low vision. It also comes with a text-to-speech function.
Do various activities tracing your finger on the screen
Practice and timed format for using the onscreen keyboard
As you type possible words show up in a list. To hear the words you touch them, and to select, you touch them again.
($.99) Over 5,000 combine flash cards and multiple choise questions for vocabulary etymology.
With a picture shown and a letter missing in a word, select the correct choice for reinforcers and rewards
Word Scramble 2
Among scrambled letters, tap three or more to create words in a single player, multi-player or live game online
www.youtube.com/watch?v=F9XNfWNooz4, A link band playing with different apps on the iPad and iTouch. A blog with links to the different apps is at http://teachingall.blogspot.com/2011/01/appmonday-music-apps.html
Only the iPad - resources about iPads in the classroom
ThinkGeek - (They have a variety of stands and cases, including a flex stand, hard case and hip case for the iPad. Go under gadgets)
Thumb Tack Mic
3.5mm Mini Microsphone from www.Play.com
AT Tools in public schools, exploring and investigating different implementation of AT in schools (not app related specifically).
Podcast, many include videos, about different apps to use in education.
Weekly podcast on various aspects of the iPad
Video Demonstrations for the iPad
Includes information on the iPhone and iPad.
Compiled from information obtained from research, iTunes information, references on the QIAT listserve, from information in “iPhone and iPod toch Apps for (Special) Education” written by Eric Sailers and the ATIA Webinar “There is an App for That” presented by Dr. Therese Willkomm, Ph.D., OT.