Free Apps for Your mTool Kit

free or reduced

Your iPad may be overloaded with apps, but finding apps for free or  apps that provide custom or multiple solutions are well worth considering in your app arsenal. Here are a few apps currently free or reduced for a mystery period of time:

Popplet full iconPopplet: now 1.99 is a easy to use concept mapping app. A lite version is also available.

Explain anything iconExplain Everything : is now .99. This app can do amazing things with drawing, writing and recording, capture tools. Use it for creating instructions and many more education based tasks.

Wolfram alpha iconWolfram Alpha app is now .99. Instructions in text and video for all kinds of academic topics.

Book Creator app iconBook Creator app is now 1.99. This is a great storytelling app used in education. Great for social stories, sensory stories and creating books for students. Shares to Google Drive, iBooks as a PDF and more services. Also provides support for a wide variety of languages. Great app!

Write my Name iconWrite My Name app is a handwriting app on sale for 1.99. You can create your own name activity within the app and has functional words to practice manuscript handwriting. Popular app for OT’s and handwriting practice.

Gazzilishapes app iconGazziliShapes – Currently free. A shape recognition app for young kids.


Mind organizer iconMind Organizer (mind map) – Currently free, provides concept mapping too with tools to add pictures to the topics.

scoodle JamScoodle Jam – Currently free. I have not had a chance to test drive this app but it looks like a great app allowing customization of activities for students.

More for your OT mTool Kit!




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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