Category Archives: App Reviews

A Big Thank You to Claro Software for ClaroApps Promo Codes!

Thank you to Claro Software for their generosity with supplying promotional app codes for the OT’s with Apps Workshop participants held in Fort Worth, Texas this past week. Participants received a free promo codes for the iOS ClaroSpeak and ClaroPDF apps. Both … Continue reading

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WordToob App

Do you ever stumble upon an app and think ” that is really cool” but the light bulb just doesn’t go on for application of it (or may be you don’t have an immediate application) ?? WordToob app (iPad; 19.99 for … Continue reading

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Toca Robot Lab App Gone Free

After three or more years of curating apps, considering trialing an app, much less downloading has to have a definite function or created by trusted developers. Toca Boca apps are well developed and provide great features and fun.  Toca Robot … Continue reading

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Maze Activity App Suggestions – From the Voice(s) of Experience

Thanks to comments from a recent post entitled “Mazes Activities – Magnetic Maze Boards or an App?“, I received some good suggestions of apps with bilateral, maze activities embedded with academic tasks. HT (hat tip) to Dana C. and Michelle P. who suggested … Continue reading

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Cursive Writing Wizard App – Gone Free!

Familiar with the popular Writing Wizard app? It’s cursive counterpart – Cursive Writing Wizard app has just gone Free (for how long – it’s always a mystery)! Cursive Writing Wizard app (typically 3.99) for iPhone and iPad provides the same fun … Continue reading

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My Story Book Maker App – Gone Free

For a limited time, My Story Book Maker  app for iPad (normally 3.99) is free. You may have an abundance of storytelling apps already, however, this free app provides book making for 6-8 year olds with great drawing tools, stamps, voice recording, … Continue reading

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Spell Better – A Free Word Prediction App

Spell Better app is a free iPad app (upgrade for 9.99) that provides word prediction capabilities with read back /text to speech capabilities. The upgrade provides export options and additional notes. As the function of writing is to publish or share … Continue reading

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Kidori Pen Easy App

Looking for a fresh visual motor app? Kidori produces maze, letter and number apps for iPad , that are graded as easy, intermediate and advanced. Only the Easy Mazes App (works on iPad OS 4.0 – iPad 1 and up) … Continue reading

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App Gone Free – Spiffy Photo Editor

Spiffy Photo Editor app (iPhone/iPad; .99), a photo editing app is currently free. Although not a huge savings, if you are in need of an app to do some photo editing if creating or modifying a book or story for … Continue reading

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Visual Perceptual Apps for Preschool and Primary Students

The iPad is a great tool for providing supplementary visual perceptual and visual motor therapy or home programming activities. Features of the iPad can allow verbal feedback on performance, language reinforcement and options of graded activity levels to the user depending … Continue reading

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