Category Archives: Language Arts

Apps to Support Individuals with Learning Disabilities

Apps for Individuals with Learning Disabilities Shopping for some apps to support the needs of individuals with LD who are middle – high school aged or older? Here an updated, downloadable list of preferred apps for reading, writing, organization, reference material, math, concept … Continue reading

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Write to Read – WriteReader

Originally posted on On Sarah's iPad:
There are more than 750 000 apps in the iTunes AppStore, with many doing similar things, so it is very exciting to find an app that does something really different.  WriteReader is one…

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Favourites and Collections – Creating bookshelves in Tar Heel Reader

Favorites and Collections – Creating bookshelves in Tar Heel Reader by Jane Farrall. See on Scoop.it – OT mTool Kit This is my third blog post about the new look Tar Heel Reader.  I am finding these new features so useful … Continue reading

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6 best phonics apps for iPad: teach kids to read, write and spell

Tech Radar provides a comparison of phonics apps worth checking out at: http://www.techradar.com/news/mobile-computing/tablets/6-best-phonics-apps-for-ipad-teach-kids-to-read-write-and-spell-1143996 (also linked on Scoop.it – OT mTool Kit ) Phonics is the primary way in which children learn basic literacy at schools and you can help them learn … 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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Clicker Docs App

Clicker Docs app (25.99) for iPad, developed by Crick Software , is a new iOS app that provides differentiated writing support for struggling writers. As one of Crick’s  two new apps,  Clicker Docs  provides  text only word banks and word prediction options offering support for primary … Continue reading

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Kindergarten Reading – New App from Duck Duck Moose

Duck Duck Moose is an award winning developer of  preschool and kindergarten educational apps with familiar apps as their Wheels on the Bus, Old MacDonald, Draw and Tell, Park Math and Word Wagon to mention a few of their interactive apps. Duck Duck Moose’s  most recent app, … Continue reading

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Word Games Part 1: Word Search from Sarah DeBellis

Originally posted on On Sarah's iPad:
Wordsearch (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Playing games with words is not only fun but can help your children (and you) to practice spelling and to develop your vocabulary. Personally, I love word games and…

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Little Stars Word Wizard App – Gone Free

Little Stars Word Wizard   is another Innovative Mobile App(Grasshopper/Alligator Apps developers) providing beginning phonemic practice  offered free for a short time (48 hours).! Compatible with iPhone/iPad, this app features 150 – 3 letter words requiring identifying first, middle and last letter consonant … Continue reading

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10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading/ or Writing – Post from Paul Hamilton

Are you familiar with Paul Hamilton’s  Free Resources from the Net for Every Learner ? If you are not it’s time to become acquainted with his wonderful Edublog of resources! His February 21 post entitled “10 Apps for Learners Who … Continue reading

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