iPhone and iPod touch apps for (Special) Education

iPhone and iPod touch apps for (Special) Education
iPhone and iPod touch Apps
for (Special) Education
App list: app icon, title with link, and description provided
Created by: Eric Sailers, 2009
Based on a list by Samuel Sennott, Eric Sailers, & David Niemeijer
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Table of Contents
Category
Pg.
Communication Apps
3-4
Organization Apps
5-6
Reading Apps
7-8
Writing Apps
9
Math Apps
10
Music Apps
11-12
Song Apps
13
Art Apps
14-15
Game Apps
16-17
Assistive Technology Apps
18
Resource Link
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Communication Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
ABA
FlashCards Actions
In this set of 52 images, learn actions via text, photo, and
real audio.
DAF Assistant
Delayed auditory feedback and frequency shifting to help
improve stuttering.
Expressionist
Cartoon drawings with 120 commonly used expressions in
7 categories and 1000+ nouns.
iCommunicate
Pre-loaded pictures and storyboards/routines (e.g.,
schedule) facilitate language comprehension.
iConverse
AAC tool to express 6 different icons representing basic
needs: food, drink, sick, bathroom, help, break.
iPrompts
Visual prompting tool containing original artwork for
schedules, a timer, choice prompts, and a library.
iSpeak
Spanish
Uses high quality text-to-speech to translate English to
Spanish and Spanish to English.
iSpeech
List of sounds for developmental ages 3 to 7+, and
explanations for forming and teaching the sounds.
iSpeech
Toddler Sign
Two animated children, Sadie and Sammy, animate 30
signs each, with accompanying explanations.
iTranslate
Plus
Translate words and whole sentences in 52 languages,
and use text-to-speech with 43 voices in 16 languages.
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Communication Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
Learn to Talk
Over 160 interactive flashcards to learn nouns, verbs,
early syntax, and word combinations.
Locabulary
Lite
Audio output for expressing phrases (“hello”), moods (“I
am happy”), assistance (“Call the doctor”), & restaurants.
Look2Learn AAC
AAC system with photos and preloaded voices to express
wants and needs.
MyTalk
AAC software with photos and voice recording feature that
can be used with a web authoring service.
Proloquo2Go
Full AAC solution with over 7000 symbols, natural
sounding voices, automatic conjugation, and more.
Sign 4 Me
With more than 11,500 words in the library, you can learn
signed English from a 3D avatar.
Sign Smith
ASL
With more than 1,200 signs, you can learn American Sign
Language from a 3D avatar.
Speak it!
Copy or type text for text-to-speech using natural
sounding voices.
StepStones
Visual schedules for 9 sequential activities can be
checked for completion, and more activities can be added.
Visules
Uses drawings and photos to communicate schedules and
actions.
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Organization Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
AppBox Pro
With 18 applications in one, there are currency/unit
converters, tip/loan/periodic calculators, and a translator.
Awesome
Note
Combines notes with to-dos that are transferred to email,
Google Docs and Evernote.
Behavior
TrackerPro
Track ABC data, frequency and duration, and high
frequency data, and graph them.
Bump
By bumping two phones together, exchange contact
information and photos without typing.
Dictionary
Using predictive text, search for a word and its definition/
synonym in content from dictionary.com or thesaurus.com.
Dropbox
Dropbox files to view, download for offline viewing, capture
and sync photos and videos, and share links.
Evernote
Create text, photo, and audio notes that synchronize to
your computer.
Google Mobile
Access Google Apps and search using your voice, and
use SafeSearch for content filtering.
Grocery iQ
Build lists by scanning the barcode with your iPhone
camera, or by using the predictive search feature.
iReward
With this motivation chart, choose the behavior, the
reward from your camera or photos, and optional praise.
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Organization Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
iRewardChart
With this motivation chart, assign tasks, track progress,
and pay rewards for achievements.
Keynote
Remote
Control a Keynote slide presentation on your computer
from your iPhone or iPod touch.
myHomework
Keep track of homework, classes, tests, and projects with
number reminders on the app icon.
Percentally
Data collection with automatic percentage conversion, and
sharing to clipboard, email, and Google Spreadsheet.
Picture
Scheduler
To aid in recall of details, record audio and video notes to
accompany a photo in a listed schedule.
Tallymander
Counting tool for tracking scoring systems (e.g., basketball
game), compute for data analysis, and share a CSV file.
Time Timer
Improves time management with a visual depiction of
time, and optional audible and vibrate signals for iPhone.
ToDo
Task Management with alerts, subtask, checklists, and
synchronization with Outlook or iCal.
Whiteboard
Use shapes to specify meaning in images from your
camera and photo album, and invite others to view.
Wikipanion
Using predictive text, search for Wikipedia entries, and
bookmark the whole entry or individual sections.
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Reading Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
ABC Animals
Interactive animal flashcards with audio that provide the
letter name, associated animal name, and the phonetics.
abc Pocket
Phonics
Combines three apps in one with letter sounds, letter
writing practice, and 170 first words.
Alphabet
Animals
All 26 letters in interactive flashcards that make sounds
and animations when touched.
Curious
George B-day
In this interactive book, discover Georgeʼs birthday
surprise as you listen to the book or record your voice.
Emperorʼs
New Clothes
The classic has been slightly altered to accompany a
narrated book with original art.
eTextbooks
When connected to the Internet, access your eTextbooks
to read them and to view your notes.
Goldilocks &
The 3 Bears
The interactive book has story narration with words that
are highlighted as theyʼre read.
ICDL Books
for Children
Thousands of childrenʼs books (e.g., Three Little Pigs)
from 60 countries in various languages with illustrations.
iLook
High contrast, white on black picture book with 5
categories (e.g., animals, food) for young children.
iMotherGoose
- Bugs
Talking picture book with full color pictures that speak the
insect name when touched.
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Reading Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
iStoryTime
Kids Books
The books are illustrated, include text, and are narrated
with pages that turn automatically or manually.
Kindle for
iPhone
Download and read Kindle books, highlight and take
notes, and select alternate text and background colors.
Little Red
Riding Hood
The talking, interactive book has story narration paired
with text and animated objects.
See Read Say
Includes all 220 DolchWords spoken at the push of a
button, and individual progress is tracked.
Stanza
Download from over 50,000 free books, and read them
with tabbed navigation, copy support, and note sharing.
StoryKit
Create a story by drawing, taking a photo, typing, and
recording your voice, then upload the story to a website.
Three Little
Pigs
The interactive book has story narration paired with text,
and the characters can be touched to make sounds.
weesay ABC
Pre-loaded, or create your own album of alphabetical
sounds and images using the camera and microphone.
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Writing Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
Chicktionary
Using the timed or untimed mode, use letters to create
words, and retrieve the word definitions.
Dragon
Dictation
Voice recognition to speak, see and edit your text, then
share it to the clipboard, SMS, and email.
Dragon
Search
Voice recognition to speak, see and edit your text, then
search on Google, YouTube, Wikipedia, iTunes, & Twitter.
FirstWords: At
Home
With pictures of over 30 items around the house, touch a
letter to hear it, and drag it to the correct word position.
iWriteWords
In easy or regular mode, trace numbers, lowercase and
uppercase letters using numbered prompts.
MindMeister
Create, view, and edit mind maps, then share them to a
website to view and edit further.
Spel It Rite
Pro
From two choices, select the correctly spelled word as
quickly as possible.
Textfree
Utilizing a Textfree email account, send and receive
unlimited texts free for a whole year.
Word Magic
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.
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Math Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
123 Animals
Counting
Touch 40 different animals with sounds to see and hear
numbers counted.
Cloud Math
Practice adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with
a timer, levels of difficulty, and solution choices.
Cute Math
Seven cute activities for counting, adding, and subtracting
with manipulatives, solution choices, and verbal praise.
Freddy
Fraction
Use Freddy, an alien, to determine the equivalence among
fractions, decimals, and percents.
Graphing
Calculator
Scientific calculator and high resolution function plotter to
trace multiple equations on the same graph.
KidCalc Math
Fun
Activities for number recognition, counting, and math
operations using flash cards, puzzles, and games.
Math Drills
Drills for adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with
number lines, hints and facts.
Math Magic
Adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing with visual
supports, solution choices, reinforcers, and rewards.
Money - Learn
to Count
Customize the values of money, then select the correct
value that corresponds to bills and coins pictured.
Pop Math
In adding, subtracting, multiplying, and dividing, pop pairs
of bubbles that match the equation with the solution.
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Music Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
Air
Vocal and piano samples arranged in an ever changing
composition.
Beatbox
Channel your inner hip-hop self to create fresh beats
anywhere.
Bloom
Create elaborate patterns and unique melodies by simply
touching the screen.
Drum Kit
Create and record drum tracks as youʼre playing along to
songs from your iPod library.
FingerPiano
Without any skill needed, play the piano with your finger.
FlickTunes
Control your music library by flicking to advance and
reverse songs, adjust volume, fast forward, and more.
GrooveMaker
Free
Create full-length electronic, dance, and hip-hop tracks by
layering the music.
MixMeister
Scratch
DJ music by selecting a song in your iPod library, then
select a scratch style, and begin scratching.
Pandora
Radio
Start with the name of one of your favorite artists or songs,
then Pandora creates a station of similar music.
Shazam
Point your device toward music to determine the song that
is playing.
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Music Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
Tap Drum Pad
An 8 pad with 8 sound sets that includes acoustic, electric,
and fart sounds.
Tap Tap
Revenge 3
Tap and shake to the beats featuring tons of free tracks by
popular artists in offline or online modes.
TonePad
Create songs by simply touching the screen and seeing
notes light up.
Trope
Create soundscapes by tracing your finger on the screen,
varying the tone with each movement.
Vocal Zoo
Touch real animal photos to play animal sounds
individually or in chorus.
White Noise
Provides ambient sounds from the environment (e.g.,
waves on the beach) to help you relax or sleep.
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Song Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
Five Little
Monkeys
Musical counting game based on the popular rhyme with
toys that react to touch.
Itsy Bitsy
Spider
Based on the popular song, every item is interactive, and
the spider navigates you from screen to screen.
Kid Songs
Kwiz Game
As a popular kid song plays, touch the corresponding
picture from a field of 4.
Old
MacDonald
Musical book with 12 interactive pages that play the song
in varied languages or instruments, or records your voice.
Puff the Magic
Dragon
An animated video plays as the classic song is sung.
Toddler
JukeBox
Listen to 5 classic songs (e.g., B-I-N-G-O) and one
original song by a childrenʼs artist.
Wheels on the
Bus
Musical book with 8 interactive pages that plays the song
in varied languages or instruments, or records your voice.
World of
Lullabies
Audio and lyrics provided for 10 lullabies (e.g., This Old
Man, Twinkle Twinkle Little Star).
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Art Apps
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App Title
App Description
Art Camera
With 33 filters, your photos can mimic art styles (e.g.,
Warhol), and be shared to email, Facebook, or Twitter.
Camera Zoom
2
Zoom in/out with your iPhone camera, take pictures by
pressing the volume, and utilize the timer.
ColorSplash
For a dramatic effect, convert your photos to black and
white, while maintaining the details in color.
Cooliris
Photo and video content displayed on a stunning, endless
wall, and search across multiple websites.
Curious
George
With virtual stickers and 45 colors, paint 56 unique pages
of Curious George and friends.
Doodle Buddy
Finger paint with colors, and tap the screen to include
stamps on pictures or provided backgrounds.
Doodle Kids
Using a finger, draw random shapes in random colors and
random sizes, then shake to clear the screen.
Flickr
Search and capture photos and videos, tag, do batch
uploads, and share to the Flickr community.
Gorillacam
Take photos by pressing anywhere on the screen, or use
features such as a self-timer, time lapse, and rapid-fire.
iColoringBook
With many pen colors, paint included images, or use
downloaded images from the Internet.
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Art Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
Itsy Bitsy
Spider
A musical coloring image with 70 elements to paint, and
the image has a button for saving to your photos.
Photo Booth
Classic
Take four photos to recreate black and white photo strips,
then share to your camera roll, Facebook, or Twitter.
Photo Sketch
Use one of your photos to create a high quality, hand
drawn rendering of that image.
Photobucket
Upload photos to your Photobucket albums, search and
download photos, and share image URL and html code.
Photoshop
Mobile
Edit photos for cropping, colors, filters like soft focus, and
effects like warm vintage, then share the final products.
Pic Pop
Use the Pic Pop box to cycle through your photo library,
and double tap a photo to spin to the next one.
PicMix
Mix two or more photos in a montage, then edit the detail
and add backgrounds.
SculptMaster
3D
Using your fingers, create digital sculptures by painting
clay-like material.
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Game Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
21 & FUN!
Before the clock reaches zero, find out how many 21s you
can get, using cards featuring crazy characters.
Animal Match
Improve memory skills with matching animals in one of 4
difficulty levels (6, 12, 20, 30).
Bubble Wrap
Pop some bubbles to make all your worries disappear.
Chutes and
Ladders
Shake or touch to roll the dice in this multilevel board
game to climb ladders and slide down chutes.
Dora Rainbow Ride
Along with a built-in coloring book, tilt your device to steer
Dora on a rainbow slide, & count the crystals she collects.
Garbage Pail
Kids
In a timed game, improve visual discrimination by finding 5
differences between sets of two cards.
Lightsaber
Unleashed
With sounds effects and dueling music, swing your device
around like a lightsaber.
Littlest Pet
Shop
With 3 pets to collect, keep your pet happy as you play,
dress, and dance with it.
Monkey
Diving
Touch various colored monkeys to make them dive in the
water, without hitting their heads on rocks.
Monopoly
Play the original board game where you shake to roll, and
you can buy, sell, and trade properties in various modes.
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Game Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
PAC-MAN
Play the classic game by tilting your device to control
PAC-MAN in normal or easy mode.
Paper Toss
Factoring in varying fan speeds, flick crumpled paper into
an office waste basket.
Pickinʼ Stix
Closely observe the intertwined sticks to choose the top
stick on the pile.
Preschool
Adventure
With 6 interactive activities, learn colors, shapes, body
parts, numbers, animal matching and sounds.
Real Racing
Touch or tilt the device to steer one of 48 cars in 12 unique
tracks and 5 game modes.
Scrabble
Play the favorite crossword puzzle by shaking your device,
and dragging and dropping the letter tiles.
Skee-Ball
Flick or tilt the device to roll the ball and win tickets and
prizes.
The Oregon
Trail
With Facebook connectivity, play 8 mini-games (e.g.,
fishing) and confront setbacks (e.g., disease) in the game.
Uno
Set the classic card game in single, multiplayer, or live
mode to play and interact with your friends.
Yahtzee
Adventures
Travel the globe as you shake the device to roll during
various game modes.
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Assistive Technology Apps
Icon
App Title
App Description
A Special
Phone
In 3 easy steps (shake - verify - dial), make a call without
looking, and use 6 friendsʼ images for speed dialing.
Accessibility
Settings
In the iPhone 3GS settings, use VoiceOver for screen
reading, and Zoom for magnifying up to 500%.
BigNames
With large, high-contrast text, its easier to select and call a
person from your contact list.
Eye Glasses
Designed for the auto-focus camera on the iPhone 3GS, it
magnifies items 2x, 4x, 6x, or 8x.
iHear Dialer
Move your finger across the keypad to hear phone
number digits, then select the digit by releasing.
soundAMP
The advanced processor amplifies soft and medium
sounds, and softens loud sounds.
Voice Controls
After holding down the home button, speak voice controls
to your iPhone 3GS to make calls and play music.
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visit Speech-Language Pathology Sharing.
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