App List from Teacher Prep Course

Academic Access through iOS

During this past fall semester, I profiled an “app a week” in my instruction within the course “Foundations in Assessment and Instruction: Learners with Low Incidence Disabilities” at the University of Arizona. Students were asked to interact with the app while also thinking about specific learners with severe and multiple disabilities who might benefit from the use of the app. They were also asked to think about context for use as well as instructional strategies or other supports that might be needed. Additionally, one lecture focused specifically on the iPad as students were required  to research and compile their own list of apps for a student they were supporting through their semester long project. Students were asked to think about the apps they chose within 5 areas: Communication, academic access, independence, social interactions and self-regulation. The apps I presented in class are listed below within these categories. The prices are, as always, subject to change.

Communication
Proloquo2Go, $189.99
Speak It! $1.99

Academic Access
GTTZoo $2.99 (free lite version available)
Dragon Dictation and Dragon Go (for iPhone) free
Qwiki free
ABC – Magnetic Alphabet HD – Learn to Write!  $4.99 ($1.99 sale prices, free lite version available)
The Elements: A Visual Exploration $13.99
Letter Tracer preschool letters writing practice 99¢ (iPhone)
Pop Out! The Tale of Peter Rabbit $4.99
The Three Little Pigs and the Secrets of a Popup Book  $3.99
Evernote Peek free
Life of Sheep HD  99¢
Talking Calculator $1.99
Intro to Letters, By Montessorium $4.99
Drawing Pad HD $1.99

Increasing Independence
Story Robe (iPhone) 99¢
Pictello $18.99
First Then Visual Schedule (iPhone) $9.99
Corkulous $4.99
iDress for Weather $1.99
Time Timer: iPad Edition $6.99

Social Interactions
Sneezies HD $2.99 (free lite iPhone version available)
Fruit Ninja HD $2.99 (free lite version available)
10 Pin Shuffle (Bowling) $3.99 (free lite version available)

Self-Regulation
Bloom HD $3.99
Pocket Pond HD free
Health Through Breath – Pranayama $2.99 (free lite version available)
Uzu $1.99
Midnight HD $1.99


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