Sunday, December 30, 2012

IPad Apps for Readers and Writers

Yes, I am still making my way through a syllabus; however, on the journy, I am finding some AMAZING resources.....this one is a keeper for sure.  It presents lots of great apps for Ipads that would support struggling writers!

Some of my favorites:
1, Speak It!: Speak It! is a great text-to-speech solution that can allow students with reading disabilities to get a little help with reading when they need it.
2, Dragon Dictation: Dragon Dictation works in reverse of the two apps we just listed. Instead of
        reading text out loud, the application writes down spoken text. For students who struggle with
        writing, it can be a great way for them to jot down ideas or get help learning.
3. Flashcards for iPad: This app makes it easy to study words, spelling, and other things that  
          young and LD readers might need help with.
4. Alphabet Zoo: Alphabet Zoo is a great tool for helping young readers to recognize letter   
         sounds. Using text and pictures of animals, kids can build their reading skills while having fun.
5 . The Writing Machine: By correlating pictures and words, reading text, sounding out letters,
         this tool helps students develop early literacy abilities with greater ease.
6 . WordSort: One of the top educational apps out there, this game helps kids to learn how to  
         identify parts of speech, like nouns, adverbs, and verbs, as well as emphasizing grammar skills.
7. Blio: Blio offers all the same features of any basic e-reader, and also a few things that make it
         unique. Through synchronized highlighting and a serial presentation view, the app helps  
         those with reading disabilities make sense of the text, something many other similar apps don’t
8. iStoryTime: There are numerous titles to choose from in the iStoryTime series, all of which allow kids to have the book read to them or to get help reading it themselves.
9. MeeGenius! Kids’ Books: MeeGenius is another series that’s perfect for practicing reading skills. Those with trouble reading can use illustrations and helpful word highlighting to get help, or just have the book read to them until they’re confident enough to do it on their own.
10. iWrite Words: Named by The Washington Post as one of the best apps for special needs kids, this game-based program helps youngsters learn to write their letters through a fun and engaging 11. 11. Sentence Builder: Through this application, elementary school children will learn how to build grammatically correct sentences, with a special focus on using connector words.
12. Word Wizard: Lauded by The New York Times, this word-focused app lets kids hear the sounds of letters and words through a movable alphabet while also engaging them in spelling practice and games.
I DID NOT DO THE RESEARCH for this give credit to the sources including  I did, however, check out the content :)

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