Using iPads and iPods to Support Struggling Learners



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Using iPads and iPods to Support Struggling Learners
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Name

Description

Price

Uses


Built in Apps

Video, Pictures,

Audio


Built in apps that gather video, photos and audio recordings – the beginning of a million creative endeavors.

Free

Video Stories, fluency, digital stories, schedules, personalizing books

iBook (textbooks)

This app reads all kinds of documents, PDF, ePub and iBooks. It has built in features that make it great for struggling students – images, highlighting, note taking, text to speech.

Free

Designing differentiated content. Can support comprehension by including images, video, checks for understanding to support content

Early Learning

123 Counting

Animal counting

free


Very basic counting skills

Flashcard by InKids

iPad only



Learning tools and games for preschoolers (age 2-5) – animal names, spellings and the phonics associated.

free/ $4.99

Beginning reading skills.

Toca Boca Apps

A digital play studio for kids. A great way to learn about the world. They encourage imagination, and collaborative play, without advertising or in-app purchases.

$1.99

Perfect for language development, world exploration, social story starters

iWrite Lite

Trace letters, numbers.

free/$.99

Beginning writing. Can trace, watch and listen

Letter School

Trace letters, learn letter names, write with prompts

free/$2.99

Beginning handwriting

Teach me Kindergarten

The Teach Me Kindergarten App provides strong practicing opportunity – sight words, spelling, addition/subtraction, with rewards. This app keeps track of the progress of multiple players, and you have the option to choose which subjects to work on.  


.99

sight words, spelling, addition/subtraction. Also good for practicing number and letter shapes.

Wheels on the Bus

Music words and movements from the sound wheels on the bus

.99

Fun, engaging song.

ABA Flashcards by Kindergarten.com

Feelings, problem solving, receptive language, earth science, alphabet

Free in April

.99-2.99


Teaches basic discrimination skills.

Scribble My Story

Kids can imagine, create, and share books.

free

Great for story telling!

Reading

Speak Selection

Feature built into iPad. In Settings/General/Accessibility




Read and highlight all text.

ABC Lite Pocket Phonics

Beginning sounds, create words with letter sounds.

Free/$.99

Nice phonics app. Great for teaching letter sounds and letter sound combinations.

vBookz


eBook reader with TTS. Access to all classics free. Magnifier and visual options.

$1.99

Gutenberg books that talk! Add as many out of print books as you like for free!

Read2Go

Browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare. Get full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences.

$19.99

With Bookshare.org account

Neu.Annotate+ PDF

Type on PDF files, add annotations, Add free-hand drawings, photos, magnifier. File share with Dropbox

$1.99

Use to complete worksheets on the iPad. Annotate documents, mark up maps etc.

iBooks2

Read Books (including textbooks) on the iPad

free

eBooks cost per selection many are free – can author your own books now

Talking Books

MeeGenius

Read along, read aloud, turn pages. Cute stories

Free/.99

Drop everything and read, reading center


StoryChimes

Fairy tales - Read along, read aloud, turn pages.

Free/.99

Drop everything and read, reading center

Storia

Scholastics eBooks. Teacher/Parent managed via computer. Interactive. Can set up multiple bookshelves

Scholastic pricing. 5 free

Access to all scholastic books.

I Like Books

37 photo books with 3 ways to read, read to me, read by myself, and auto-play. Record voice, auto highlights - as it is being read. Often download individual books for free.

$1.99/

Free


Fluency, early literacy, centers, about your community

Miss Spider Tea Party




free




Writing

Dragon Dictation

Speech to Text. Store translated text, copy and paste to other applications

free

Use to capture short thoughts and turn them into text.

Dictionary and Thesaurus

Easy look up from Dictionary.com


free

Look up unfamiliar words. Word of the day. Word study.

Idea Sketch

Graphic Organizer. Move from picture to outline. Save as both image and text.

free

Plan writing, map reading assignments, organize ideas

iWordQ

Word prediction, abbreviation-expansion and speech feedback features. Spell-check and dictionary access is included.

$24.99

Use with struggling spellers.

Notability

Write notes with stylus, finger or keyboard. Annotate PDF’s. Indexed audio recording.

$1.99

Great for lectures!

Neu.Annotate+ PDF

Type on PDF files, add annotations, Add free-hand drawings, photos, magnifier. File share with Dropbox

$1.99

Use to complete worksheets on the iPad. Annotate documents, mark up maps etc.

Abilipad

Abilipad combines the functionality of a notepad with word prediction, text-to-speech and a customizable keyboard, putting advanced writing tools within everyone’s reach.

$19.99

Template writing, writing with pictures, beginning letter writing.


Digital Stories/Social Stories

Toontastic

Create cartoons add characters and press the record button and tell your stories! Once you’re done, share your cartoons around the world.

$3.99

Use as an alternate summative assessment

Pictello

Create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello Story can contain a picture, up to five lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using natural sounding voices.

$18.99

Social stories, digital stories, video modeling, job guide

Going Places

Pre-made digital stories for doctor, shopping, mall, restaurant etc

free

Social stories –as you prepare students for a new or difficult situation

Sock Puppets

create your own lip-synched videos. Add Puppets, props, scenery, and backgrounds and start creating. Hit the record button and the puppets automatically lip-synch to your voice.

Free/$1.99

Storytelling, story retelling, show what you know, social stories.

Story Kit

Create digital stories with your photos and voice!


free

Social stories, digital stories,

Math

Jumbo Calculator

iPad only



This application provides ease of use of a large buttoned calculator that allows you to add, subtract, multiply, divide, squaring, and square-rooting.

Free

Easy to use and visually appealing. Very few distractions. Practice math facts.

Everyday Math

(McGraw Hill)



9 math practice apps that are in game form. Sometimes uses 2 players

$1.99

Math practice, centers.

Counting Money

Counting Money is an app designed to help people count money. There are two game play types. In practice mode the user must answer the question correctly in order to proceed to the next question. In quiz mode the user has one opportunity to answer the question correctly.

Free

brain training exercise for adults, learning money

Chick Coop Fractions

App that helps students learn fractions and esitmation

Free

Fraction practice.

Algebra Solver

Solves math formulas and equations; from simple formulas, to more complex physics problems.


$.99

Use this to solve Pythagorean Theorem, Solve Triangle
Square, Rhombus etc.
Solve velocity, Position, Constant Acceleration, Friction,
E=mc^2 and more!!

Sudoku

Math and reasoning don’t have to be boring…

Free

LOTS of math fun! Critical thinking too

Jumbo Calculator

This application provides ease of use of a large buttoned calculator that allows you to add, subtract, multiply, divide, squaring, and square-rooting.

Free




Graphing Calculator

Scientific calculator and high resolution function plotter to

trace multiple equations on the same graph.



$1.99

Solve and graph problems for calculus class.

Pearson Algebra Prep


This application provides review, practice, and prep for algebra tests. The user can take practice tests, get answer feedback, and watch instructional videos includes: Real Numbers, Equations, Graphing, Systems, Exponents, Factoring, Rationals, Roots/Radicals, Quadratic Equations

$3.99


Virtual Manipulatives


A virtual set of fraction bars. Drawing tool and save/send feature.

Free

Multiplication, measuring, fractions, percentages – the sky is the limit!!

Fraction Math -



Teach and study fractions by solving addition, subtraction, division and multiplication problems with fractions step by step

$3.99

For students who need extra support with fractions

Time?



A Basic time App teaches time concepts in a very simple way. The app shows analog clock and gives narration to explain hours, 30 minutes, 15 minutes etc.

Free




Algebra Touch -



Drag to rearrange, tap to simplify, and draw lines to eliminate identical terms.


$1.99

Great support for equation solving

Communication

Proloquo2Go

Proloquo2Go™ is a full-featured communication software. Uses natural sounding text-to-speech voices, Symbol Sticks symbols, automatic conjugations, vocabulary of over 7000 items, full expandability and easy of use.


$189.99

Augmentative Communication

Touch Chat

TouchChat is a full featured communication application for iPod/iPad technology. Words, phrases and messages are spoken with a built-in voice synthesizer or by playing back a recorded message. Five synthesized voices are available, In order to communicate silently in noisy environments, TouchChat also has a unique feature whereby one can simply tilt the device to make the message expand to fill the entire screen in large letters.

$189

Augmentative Communication

GoTalk Now

GoTalk Now is a fully-featured, customizable AAC app for the beginner to experienced communicator, turning your iPad into a dynamic GoTalk in seconds. Featuring an easy to use, touch-based editor.

$79.99

Augmentative Communication

Sono Flex

Tobii Sono Flex is an easy to use AAC vocabulary app. Tobii Sono Flex has been designed to be easy to operate and easy for SLPs, teachers, parents, caregivers or other communication partners to setup and customize.

$99.99

Augmentative Communication

Tap to Talk

Web based AAC tool. You customize TapToTalk on a web site. Build "albums" for home, school etc.on web and download to iPad. Has a library of over 2,000 pictures that you use to organize your albums. You can add your own pictures and record your voice.


$99/year

app free


Augmentative Communication

Talk Assist

Using Text to Speech technology, anything you type in will be spoken out loud. Phrases can be saved to a history, and favorite phrases can be bookmarked for regular use.

free

Augmentative Communication;

Verbally

Verbally enables creative communication, self-expression, and, most importantly, conversation. Uses core words, core phrases and text prediction that learns your words.

free

Augmentative Communication

Talking Tom

iPad only




Repeats everything you say in a funny voice

free

Telling stories, speech practice

Science and Social Studies

360 Science










Planets

A 3D guide to the solar system.

Free

Fascinating information on stars, planets and our solar system. See what’s in our sky tonight.


Wolfram

Complete solutions to difficult trig and calculus problems. Balance complex chemical equations. Solve crossword puzzles. Some say it calculates virtually anything!

$1.99

To study just about anything. Need to facts? Wolfrum can gather them. This is a great starting tool for scientific conversations.

TiltMeter

Professional grade measurement tool. Measure: angles, elevation, slope, incline; look angle of a satellite dish.

$1.99

Talk about geometry and algebra with real world applications.

NASA

iPad only



Collects and customizes extensive selection of dynamically updated images and videos from various NASA sources.


Free

Planets, videos and information on all things space related.

This Day in History

Interactive calendar that displays historical events for given day

free

Great daily lesson opener!

Maps of the World

Collection of high resolution historical maps.

free

Great way to have the world at your fingertips. Compare with Google Earth for a great conversation

Stack the States/ Stack the Countries


Capitals and facts game mixed with Tetrus. Loads of fun!

Free or $.99

Geography practice.

Video Science

LOTS! Of science videos of experiments.

Free

Use as a way to introduce a lesson or review on a topic

StarWalk

View constellations names, details etc in your sky!

$2.99

Stargazing, space study

Google Earth

Navigate the globe and explore the earth with satellite imagery.

free

Locate faraway places and note how they relate to your home, school and relatives.

Create Lessons or Show What You Know

Educreations

Turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking.

Free

Create study tools, flip your lecture or let students show what they know.

ScreenChomp

A simple doodling board, markers, and one-click sharing tools make spreading your ideas and know-how easy and fun


Free

Create study tools, flip your lecture or let students show what they know.

Explain Everything

Annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. Use your images, videos, text to create step-by-step learning guides.

$2.99

Create study tools, flip your lecture or let students show what they know.

Social Skills

iCommunicate

Create pictures, flashcards, storyboards, routines, and visual schedules. Converts words with Text to Speech that do not have custom audio recorded.

Free/$19.99

Create your own social stories

Hidden Curriculum on the Go

Spur conversation about unwritten social rules.

$1.99

Adults use this tool to determine topics for discussion regarding social rules.

Going places

iPad only



Wonderful collection of social stories, beautifully done. Six stories

free

6 great social stories by Model me Kids. Excellent prior to a trip to the doctor.

Pictello


Create talking photo albums and talking books on your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch. Each page can contain a picture, text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech using high-quality voices.

$14.99

Digital stories, social stories, family stories

Storyrobe

Easy way to make digital stories on the fly! Your pictures and recorded sound.

free

Create your own social or digital stories or talking schedules.

Sonic Pics Lite

Build Social Stories with images, sound. Send via email, YouTube or store on the device.

Free/$2.99

Create your own social or digital stories or talking schedules.

Fidgits and Games

BubblePopper

Pop away the bubbles on the bubble wrap while being timed. However, this bubble wrap can be a little tricky since they come back.

Free

Pass the time while waiting or cooling off.

Soundtrap

Fascinating sound game. Create your own sound maze.

free

Very, very engaging. A wonderful reward for a job well done

Splatter HD

Drawing with your fingers! Change colors, splatter and save.


free

Fun way to be creative – an no mess!

Art and Music

iDoodle2 lite

iDoodle2 lite- iDoodle2 lite is a powerful and fun drawing app that allows you to draw in an array of colors with full alpha support, sketch basic geometric shapes along with the pen and “blob” tool, replay your drawings, undo/redo with a quick half-flip, save images to your library, and much more.

Free

Draw images and watch them come to life

123 Sticker

iPad only



Use different scenes and a variety of “stickers” to create one-of-a-kind pictures. It currently includes Halloween, playground, carnival and beach scenes with more selections.  


Free

Fun way to create your own pictures to share

Art HD




Free




Keyboard Virtuoso

The vibrating, authentic grand piano for iPod touch and iPhone — with adjustable reverb, automatic time stretch, master tuning, and fully configurable keyboard.

$.99

Make music together


Organization and Studying

First Then Scheduler

(iTouch only)



Create your own first then schedules with digital pictures and your voice

$9.99

Visual schedules with audio

GoodReader

super-robust PDF reader with advanced reading, annotating, markup and highlighting capabilities, excellent file manager, TXT file reader and editor, audio/video player,

$1.99

Share, store and organize files between your computer and your device.

Evernote

Helps you remember anything that happens in your life. Synchronizes with windows or Mac desktop. Make text, photo, and audio notes that are searchable.

Free

Share, store and organize files between your computer and your device.

Drop Box

Cloud storage of items and documents. Can download software and app so that your documents go anywhere!

free

Share, store and organize files between your computer and your device.

iHomework

Manage your academic career from your mobile device and never miss another deadline. Enter homework assignments, course and teacher information, important tasks,


$1.99

Organize work assignments.

VoCal

Use voice created audio reminder system and a voiced calendar to stay organized

free

Create homework reminders, to do lists that automatically remind you at a given time.

Quizard Lite

Create, share electronic study stacks. With images, and recorded voice. Learn, play and test mode. Works with Quizlet.com

free

Study vocabulary, math facts, foreign language, any facts!

A+ Pro

Create, share electronic study stacks. With images, and recorded voice. Learn, play and test mode. Works with Quizlet.com

free

Study vocabulary, math facts, foreign language, any facts!

Reference

Dictionary.com

Look up words and their definition

free

Word of the day vocabulary builder

Wolfram Alpha

Complete solutions to difficult trig and calculus problems. Balance complex chemical equations. Solve crossword puzzles. Some say it calculates virtually anything!

$1.99


To study just about anything. Need to facts? Wolfrum can gather them. This is a great starting tool for scientific conversations.

Parent/ Teacher Tools

CommonCore

View the Common Core State Standards in one convenient FREE app! grade, and subject category (domain/cluster). This app includes Math standards K-12 and Language Arts standards K-12.

Free

Find common core.

IEP Checklist

This checklist includes items required by special education regulations. The IEP Checklist is sponsored by The Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC). The goal of PEATC is to improve opportunities for excellence in education and success in school and community life. The special focus is on children with disabilities.

Free

This application is a tool for parents and teachers to reflect on as they develop the child’s IEP.

Time Timer

The “visual-disc” technology allows you to not only to tell the time, but see the passage of time. It’s a clear cut visual cue of the time length of your activity. It is great to help you stay focused, stick to schedules and assist the start and end of day routines. It’s beneficial with providing a sensitive time management solution .

$4.99

Time Timer delivers an innovative and practical way to address the universal question of, “how much longer?”

Transition times, setting limits on a favorite activity.


Giant Timer

iPad only



A simple, giant, timer with elapsed and remain features.

free

Transition times, setting limits on a favorite activity.

Turn Timer

limit the time players take for their turn in games. .resets the timer with a tap for next players turn

free

Turn talking in class, at computer, talking etc.

iChoose

Rolls the dice, answer yes/no; flip a coin

free

Use this app to make unpopular decisions for you

eClicker host

Classroom response system

$10 Student free

Use this app to poll students.

Get more Apps

AppStart

The first app to download on your iPad & iPad 2: An app starter kit with all the essential apps you'll ever need.

.99

Essential apps for the beginner


AppShopper

AppShopper keeps you up to date on the newest App Store apps, sales and freebies. Organize apps in your own customized Wish List and automatically get notified when there is a sale or update.


Free

Find more apps at a good price

Apps Gone Free

Lists high quality paid apps free each day.

free




Discovr Apps

Search for an app you like or choose and we’ll show you how the apps you choose are connected in a massive, never-ending map of the App Store. gives you recommendations for other apps to download.

.99

Find more apps you like

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