Tag Archives: App Review

BARD Mobile App from NLS

The BARD Mobile App developed by the Library of Congress is the app managing files for those registered for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Seeing the apps interface, shows it looks very similar to the … Continue reading

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Toca Boca Builders – Free (for a limited time)

For those that work with preschool to early elementary aged students, Toca Boca is a familiar name for the creative apps they produce. For a limited time, their app Toca Builders (iPhone/iPad) is free. Developed with 6-8 year olds in mind, … Continue reading

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iAnnotate PDF App – On Sale

iAnnotate PDF App, developed by Branchfire, Inc. is currently on sale for 1.99 (not sure how long!),  regularly 9.99. A PDF management app, iAnnotate’s features are numerous and well suited to students in upper elementary through secondary school: Annotate with text … Continue reading

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ER Browser – The Mobile Web Browser for Dyslexia & Visual Stress

ER Browser app for iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch (.99) provides a web browser with choices of color background, font size and type and simplifies the content on your devices for those with experiencing visual discomfort and difficulties. Created for … Continue reading

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Moose Math – A New Duck Duck Moose App

The folks at Duck Duck Moose develop great, classic preschool and primary skill apps. Among their apps are the classic Wheels on the Bus, Itsy Bitsy Spider, Old MacDonald and Baa Baa Black Sheep as well as their other preschool apps as Draw and Tell, Fish School … Continue reading

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Apps Gone Free for Your OT or Teaching mTool Kit

iOSnoops is one of my resources for finding free, sale or new apps. This mornings finds on iOSnoop include a couple of apps gone free that might be worth perusing or even cleaning off a few other apps to make room … Continue reading

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Smart Balloons – Learning to Write App

Smart Balloons – Learning to Write App  (iPad; Free/1.99) – is a pre-writing program for  4-7 year olds featuring drawing on lines in a developmental sequence. Smart Balloons offers drawing on lines from horizontal, vertical, diagonal and on to complex curves.  A … Continue reading

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OT’s with Apps @ School Workshop 1 & 2 – A Big Thanks to All!

A BIG Thank – You from Erin and I to the participants of the OT’s with Apps @ School Workshop for enduring 2 days of OT App – lication!  The collective wisdom shared by all OT’s attending  was really fabulous – it is so … Continue reading

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Co:Writer App Available

Familiar with Co:Writer software, the word prediction software from Don Johnston, Inc.? It’s gone mobile – the Co:Writer app is now available for iPhone/iPad (17.99). Although I have not had a chance to work with it yet, here are some … Continue reading

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Readdle’s Birthday Gift – Scanner Pro App Price Reduction !

Scanner Pro App is my favorite scanning app to create PDF’s that can be opened in an annotation app such as PDF Expert (another Readdle app on sale!). We use this scanning app at our school (as well as for professional … Continue reading

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