Wednesday, August 31, 2011

More apps to look at...

Thanks to Viki Windman from Tech & Learning for developing a list of apps (their prices and an outline) to try for our students at Sullivan Heights.  Here they are:

History: Maps of the World  Free - A fun and educational collection of high-resolution historical maps.
Science 360 Free - fantastic visuals! The National Science Foundation’s (NSF) Science360 for iPad provides easy access to engaging science and engineering images and video from around the globe.
Musee du Louvre Free - the next best way to see the Louvre without going there.
Shake a Phrase   $1.99  A fun interactive app to learn the parts of speech with 1700+ age appropriate vocabulary words. Three modes- Shake It: creates a new random sentence every time you shake - great for discovering new words. Not sure what a word means? Just tap for definitions! Story Starter: shake up the beginning of a story and let your imagination take over. Quiz Me: test your skills with adjectives, verbs and nouns. Tap on the right words to get points.
SpaceTime for the iPad $9.99 SpaceTime 4.0 is the most powerful mathematics app and graphing calculator ever developed for the iPad. This app has the ability to graph in 2D and 3D with beautiful and colorful graphics. Free -  great for teaching students how to look for a job a skill all High School and College students need to know.
Resume Writing Secrets
 $.99 All High School students need to learn how to write a resume.  This app gives you the hidden rules and secrets.

SkyORB - free - Collection of 7 tools including a 3d star map, 3D planetarium, ephemeris, search engine, sun clock, weather and more.  It's an updated astronomy engine that helps students learn about the stars.

For Autism
Social Skills Sampler HD Free -  This company the Conover Company has a wide variety of “Life Skill” videos  This particular one Is designed to teach and reinforce basic social skills critical for independent living.
EPIC WIN $2.99 It’s a streamlined to-do list, to quickly note down all your everyday tasks, but with a role-playing spin. So rather than just ticking off your chores and reminders, completing each one earns you XP to improve and develop your character.
IDIOM Dictionary $1.99 Can be used in all areas of curriculum but this concept is particularly difficult for children on the Spectrum.

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