Category Archives: Book

The AT Daily Shares Sparkup Book Reader

As reposted from Assistive Technology Daily…Sparkup Book Reader a new book reading device for emergent readers. Meet SparkUp® The Sparkup Magical Book Reader is a revolutionary device that clips directly on to any picture book and reads it aloud in … Continue reading

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Accessible Instructional Materials Tools to Support Reading

The Assistive Technology Daily’s recent post of an article, “Can Audio and or/or Digital Books Improve Your Child’s Learning Outcomes?”,   from the National Center for Learning Disabilities, not only stirred my interest, but also strong feelings about access to print. From … Continue reading

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Putting Tar Heel Reader Books into iBooks – with Speech!

Jane Farrall shares her expertise on “Putting Tar Heel Reader Books into iBooks – with Speech!  In her blog post Jane provides step by step directions on how to import Tar Heel Reader books into iBooks with text to speech … Continue reading

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Tarheel Reader makeover and new beaut features | The Spectronics Blog

Tarheel Reader makeover and new beaut features from The Spectronics Blog We’ve blogged in the past about what a fantastic resource Tar Heel Reader is and how you can use this free collection of easy-to-read and accessible books for kids… … Continue reading

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Wince – Don’t Feed the Worry Bug! eBook App

Wince- Don’t Feed the Worry Bug! (2.99) is one of a number of iPad/iPhone e-book apps written by Andi Green at iMagine Machine featuring the Worry Woo characters who deal with emotional wellness and self-awareness.  Wince, one of the Worry Woo characters,  in this eBook starves … Continue reading

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Story Creator App

Story Creator App – Created by Alligatorapps.com  is a story telling app for iPad and iPhone that is free for the next 48 hours. Why another story telling app you say??? Story telling apps can serve many educational, therapeutic or social purposes … Continue reading

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My Story – Book Maker for Kids – Gone Free

My Story Book Maker app, typically 1.99, is now free for a limited time. Although I have not had a chance to use this app, it is hard to resist a free story telling or book making app. My Story Book … Continue reading

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