Tag Archives: EAL

iOS App Profile: Where is that?

It’s been a wee while since I told you about a good app I’ve seen – I’ll try to do that more often! This one is called “Where is that?” – a fun, yet challenging geography game.  It’s free (woo-hoo!). … Continue reading

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iOS 8 and its new accessibility features

Many of you will know that Apple released an update to the operating system of its mobile and tablet devices last week: iOS 8.  For schools, this means that anything from iPad 2 and up can be updated to this … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Collins Big Cat

Many of you will be aware of the fabulous Collins Big Cat range of reading books, but did you know that they also have associated free apps? There are eight apps available, covering several reading levels.  They work essentially just like the books … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Popplet

Popplet is my favourite mind-mapping app.  There are plenty of others out there, and I’d encourage you to also check out, for a start, Idea Sketch, Inspiration Maps and iMindMap – you may well prefer another option.  So, why is it … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile – Co:Writer

Many of you will be familiar with Co:Writer in its desktop computer form – this software has been available for Edinburgh schools for some time now.  Don Johnston have produced an iPad app that reproduces many of the functions of … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Speech Tutor

This app shows you, via an animated cross-section of the mouth and throat, how each phoneme is produced. It is no substitute for speech and language therapy, of course, but it can be useful for children who are having difficulty … Continue reading

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iOS App Profile: Futaba

Futaba is a flexible, fun app that can be used by individuals or groups of up to 4 per device.  Currently, it is available as a free version and a “classroom” edition, priced at £4.99. Futaba basically makes flashcard learning … Continue reading

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