Alligator Apps

Alligator Apps produces educational apps for preschool and primary aged students. One of their new apps is Mini Adventures – Animals providing beautiful real life pictures of animals with options of videos of the animals within the app. Animals are arranged also by A-Z for easy navigation to animals in alphabetic order. What I love about their apps is that they are customizable, present clean, focal pictures and have an easy navigation interface for students and teachers.

Customization in their apps differ from app to app depending on the content. Choices for customization may include selecting a range of pictures, categories or concepts, selecting specific attributes, choices of text labels or audio, level of difficulty, number of items will be presented or importing your own pictures into the app just to name a few. This apps customization allow you to choose video or pictures, use just upper case or lower case letters, choosing time of display, sound or mute and add your own pictures to the categories of animals by alphabet or create your own.

I have a student who uses Teach Town as part of his curriculum along with classroom instruction and extension activities to support his individualized education program. He loves animals and being able to customize this app for mobile learning in the classroom and in other enviroments will be helpful to support his current learning goals.

Mini Adventures – Animals is available for the iPad and iPhone for $.99 (I got it for free as a part of Free the Apps – see below). Their website also has additional flash card apps for reading, memory and general flash cards for vocabulary.

Visit Alligator Apps  website and check out their Free the Apps sign up (can also be found with in a downloaded app). Enrollment will allow you an alert to newly created apps offered to you for free.  Following the “more apps” links available in their apps will offer you dozens of apps from Alligator or Grasshopper Apps.

Check them out. If you have a question they will promptly reply to you. It will be well worth your visit if you need apps when working on core concepts with Preschool and Primary aged students! If you find you like the Alligator Apps check out Grasshopper apps – you will love them too!


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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