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 for on your iPad:
Sound Touch – (iPhone/iPad; regularly 4.99 now free) Provides hundreds of sounds, pictures and spoken words of animals, birds, vehicles, instruments and other items in this touch based cause and effect app that reveals a real picture behind a line drawing of the picture. Real sound and image is the reward after tapping the picture. For toddlers and young learners.
Pocket Zoo – (iPhone/iPad; regularly 3.99) Provides cams of zoo animals and facts in this app. Worth considering for teachers who might want on demand video of animals used with themes in a classroom. Pocket Zoo might also be a reward app for students who love to watch animals. Just keep a timer available for a short reward time!
OneTouch Speed Dial – (iPhone/iPad; regularly .99 now free) Create an image on your iPhone or iPad for one touch emailing, calling, messaging using your phone contact list. This is a great tool for individuals with severe reading challenges/print disability allowing them to create a picture icon on their phone for one touch dialing. A great possibility for individuals with cognitive impairment for creating an immediate phone or email method on a smart phone. My experience has found this an easy to use app for set up and access by the user.
Not free but reduced and worth considering if working with preschool to kindergarten age:
Magic Stickers (iPhone/iPad; reduced from 2.99 to 1.99) A Lazoo app providing pre-writing/story telling tools as drawing, stickers, sound recording on your iPad. A great way to provide emergent writers authorship with electronic tools. A favorite of OT’s with Apps.
More for your teaching or OT mTool Kit!