Words Mine is a free iPad app that combines elements of Tetris with spelling games. The challenge of Words Mine is to spell words quickly before the screen fills up with blocks. Each block contains...
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:
I am rather old school and not a gamer, but Tetris was always a fav of mine. As a spelling game this might not be a real easy game for our students with spelling challenges but it might be a good way to work on memory, chunking sounds and letters as a strategy for copying information from paper to paper and board/ overhead to paper.
Teaching chunking strategies with this app to beat their time and score could be a motivating activity that could carry over to classroom achievement. I have a few students who would benefit from this!
Richard Byrne shares Pixabay website for finding public domain images. Using public domain pictures for copyright compliance is important but sometimes a challenge when Google images are so easy to locate and provides a plethora of images at the click of a key. Pixabay is one more source to help keep us legal with our choice of images when creating or posting electronic works.
This site was created out of a desire to network in an inclusive way with all teachers who wanted to find iPad, iPhone, and iPod resources that can be useful at the secondary level.
Many on-line articles say things like "The 10 best reading apps", but many of the suggestions are aimed at primary and junior students. Hopefully the suggestions on this site will put intermediate and secondary teachers in touch with a few resources that apply more directly to them and their students.
Are you reluctant to use Google Docs due to limited accessibility for students with learning disabilities? AppWriter Cloud levels the playing
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:
Lingapps are the developers of AppWriter app featuring word prediction, TTS tools for students with learning challenges. They also have a Google app called AppWriter Cloud with word prediction capabilities. Contact LingApps for more information. I found them very helpful and responsive through email contact. Great service/support.
iMovie is an intuitive app for movie creating and editing. I recently used iMovie for video self modeling to combine and splice togther a video for a student. It was intuitive and easy to use - at least at a basic level.
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