Saturday, August 3, 2013

PART 1 of 3 - Top Apps for older kids/teens/young adults working at primary level


We have been having a discussion on our Facebook Fan Page twice a day. Tony had a question that resulted in a large list of apps for teens working at a lower level. The following is the list of apps that were recommended by our readers, in no particular order.

Tony posted, "Hi, I'm setting up an iPad for my 19 year old son and I'm looking for some app suggestions. He has mild/severe intellectual disability and he works at around 4 to 7 year old level. Any ideas would be a big help."

This is Part One of the list, Part Two can be viewed here and Part Three can be viewed here.

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Educational Apps by Clay Elmore

Practice basic operations with Timed Math, which is designed to help children focus on solving the problem rather than focus on how much time is left.

Consolidate early literacy skills with Timed Sight Words, which uses over 500 words to help practise spelling and word recognition.


Timed Math Free             Timed Math
(Free, iPad/iPhone)          ($0.99, iPad/iPhone)
     

Timed Math Pro              Timed Sight Words
($0.99, iPad/iPhone)        ($0.99, iPad/iPhone)
     
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Peppa Pig apps by P2 Games Limited

P2 Games is the official licensed Peppa Pig app developer. Peppa Pig has loads of adventures and there are educational activities galore in these apps.

Peppa Pig - Happy Mrs. Chicken
($2.99, iPad/iPhone)   
     

Peppa Pig's Sports Day
($4.99, iPad/iPhone)

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TubePlayer for YouTube by AppChannel

Download videos from YouTube to watch later. A great way to create a playlist of a certain subject e.g. trains or ocean animals.

From iTunes:
"Features:
* Watch later for YouTube video.
* Comments, rate and share videos.
* Enjoy YouTube's vast video catalog, including official music videos.
* Sign in to access your subscriptions, playlists, uploads and more.
* Easy search (videos, playlist, channel).
* Airplay supported.
* Browsing videos by region.
* And more..."

TubePlayer for YouTube
($1.99, iPad/iPhone)


TubePlayer Free for YouTube
(Free, iPad/iPhone)


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Stack the States by Dan Russell-Pinson

From iTunes
"Stack the States makes learning about the 50 states fun! Watch the states actually come to life in this colorful and dynamic game!"

Stack The States
($0.99, iPad/iPhone)


Stack The States Lite
(Free, iPad/iPhone)


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GarageBand by Apple

From iTunes:
"GarageBand turns your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch into a collection of Touch instruments and a full-featured recording studio - so you can make music anywhere you go."

GarageBand
($4.99, iPad/iPhone)


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Leo's Pad: Preschool Kids Learning Series by Kidaptive Inc.

From iTunes:
"Leo's Pad is a beautiful, interactive, animated series of "appisodes" for preschoolers, in which your child will join a young Leonardo da Vinci and his friends on big adventures and play exciting games woven seamlessly into the stories."

Leo's Pad
(Free, iPad Only)


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Angry Birds by Rovio Entertainment Ltd

From iTunes:
"The survival of the Angry Birds is at stake. Dish out revenge on the greedy pigs who stole their eggs. Use the unique powers of each bird to destroy the pigs' defenses. Angry Birds features challenging physics-based gameplay and hours of replay value. Each level requires logic, skill and force to solve."


Angry Birds HD
($2.99, iPad Only)
 

Angry Birds HD Free
(Free, iPad Only)

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Practicing Pragmatics Fun Deck

From iTunes:
"This colorful, educational social skills App for the iPhone®, iPad®, and iPod touch® has all 52 illustrated picture flash cards (plus audio of the text on each card) from the Practicing Pragmatics Fun Deck® by Super Duper® Publications.

Select the cards you want students to see, and have them answer social skills questions about Politeness, Solving Problems, Feelings, Giving Information, Requesting, Telephone Skills, and Staying on Topic."


Practicing Pragmatics
($2.99, iPad/iPhone)


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Wh Questions by Smarty Ears

From iTunes:
"WH Questions is a multi-player game designed specifically to help kids answer and ask WH questions. Children with language disorders often struggle to answer WH questions in a meaningful way, in addition, many children with language disorders are unable to ask grammatically correct questions. Designed by a certified speech-language pathologist, WH Questions features over 400 WH opportunities to answer and ask real-world questions."

WH Questions
($9.99, iPad/iPhone)


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Model Me Going Places 2
by Model Me Kids, LLC


From iTunes:
"Model Me Going Places™ is a great visual teaching tool for helping your child learn to navigate challenging locations in the community. Each location contains a photo slideshow of children modeling appropriate behavior."

Model Me Going Places 2
(Free, iPad/iPhone)


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Chore Pad HD by Nannek

From iTunes:
"Chore Pad HD is a powerful, fun tool for motivating your kids to complete chores. Each child completes their assigned chores to earn stars which are redeemable for rewards that you create! Give bonus stars for a job well done or penalty stars to let your child know they should strive to do better."


Chore Pad HD
($4.99, iPad Only)


Chore Pad Lite
(Free, iPad Only)


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Boggle for iPad by Electronic Arts

From iTunes:
"TICK-TOCK. BEAT THE CLOCK. Once you start you just can't stop! Test your way with words by playing the popular wordsearch game that's addictive fun."

Boggle for iPad
($0.99, iPad Only)


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Cas has just entered the world of parenting a teen and is wondering if her teen will ever learn to put his dirty clothes in the washing basket.

Perhaps there is an app for that!

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