GoGo Games Ipad Game for Young Learners

Go Go Games is a great iPad app for young learners. It is basically a set of games designed to help kids suffering from Autism Spectrum Disorders ( ASD ) in learning to quickly notice multiple features of the objects in the world around them.

Although GO GO Games was designed for ASD kids , it can also provide valuable learning play for all other children especially toddlers, pre-schoolers, and kindergartners working on visual discrimination, matching, and pattern recognition.


Here are some features of Go Go Games :


  • 3 different matching games to support a broad range of children on the autism spectrum
  • 6 levels of difficulty to help a child to observe, scan, focus, and categorize
  • Touch-sensitivity and responsiveness for players with fine motor challenges
  • Positive rewards with verbal praise and delightful sounds to boost confidence; stress-free gaming experience with no penalties
  • Original artwork, music, real voice files, and colorful animations 
Watch the video below to learn more about Go Go Games



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3 Awesome Book Creating Apps for iPad

There are several productivity apps out there in iTunes market that allow you to create story books on iPad but not all of them are the same. It might , in fact, take you awhile till you would find some good ones like the apps I have featured below. Teachers Mobile Technology has , however, done some digging and came up with the ones listed below. Using these apps you or your students will be able to create story books or any other kinds of books using simple tools and materials including, text, audio, images, graphics and more. Go through the list and let us know what you think about them.


1- Book Creator for iPad



The simple way to create your own beautiful iBooks, right on the iPad.
Read them in iBooks, send them to your friends, or submit them to the iBookstore.
Ideal for children’s picture books, photo books, art books, cook books, manuals, textbooks, and the list goes on."





2- Littel Story Maker


"Little Story Maker offers a magical way to enjoy your personal pictures and stories with your child. The little ones will love to hear stories with pictures of people and places they are familiar with.  Older kids, will love the stories and the ability to easily create stories all on their own. "





3- Picview



"The ultimate voice tagging experience. PicView is the first application that allows you to comment and annotate your images simultaneously. And besides, you can apply filters and frames .It's just pure emotion and it's free in your AppStore."

Livescribe A great Smart Pen for Teachers





You might probably have already heard about it, Livescribe is a smart pen that has been around for sometime now. This pen allows you to take notes on a piece of paper and directly sync them with your Evernote account creating , thus, a digitized version of them that can be accessible from any device with internet connection.








Here are some of the things Livescribe offers to its users :


  • It lets you record everything you write and hear
  • Automatically, your recorded notes and audio are wirelessly sent and securely stored in your Evernite account
  • It provides up to 500MB of additional upload capacity for smart pen notes  and audio
  • You can access your notes anytime you want and anywhere you choose
  • Depending on the GB you want in it, Livescribe price ranges between $169 to $249


Watch this video to see Livescribe in action


11 Useful Android Apps for Special Education

Unlike iPad apps market that includes a special section devoted to special education apps, Android has a bunch of such apps but they are scattered all over  Google Play. You need to dig real hard to find them. Fortunately we have compiled a list of some of the best apps for special education so you don't have to bother looking for them.
This list is curated mainly for teachers and students but anyone with a shared interest can access it. The purpose is to help those Android users who feel that their learning is awkward to redress it and perform better. Enjoy.


1- First Then Visual Schedule


"First-Then visual schedule is an affordable user-friendly mobile application designed for caregivers to provide positive behavior support through the use of "visual schedules". First-Then was designed for individuals with Autism, communication needs, developmental delays, Down's Syndrome, Alzheimer's, or anyone who would benefit from a structured environment "




2- Tap to Talk


"TapToTalk turns an Android device into an affordable augmentative and alternative communication (AAC) device. Tap a picture - TapToTalk speaks. Kids think it's fun."






3- AAC Speech Buddy


"The AAC Speech Buddy was created to quickly & easily create custom Speech Sets Online (aacspeech.com) which could be loaded on one or many AAC Speech Buddy Apps. The AAC Speech Buddy comes complete with several demo speech sets - and access to our Default Profile menus."




4- Voice 4U


"Voice4u is an simple application that consists numerous of fun and memorable images that can help assist and improve language."






5- Quick Talk AAC


"Quick Talk was designed with a simple mission - to change the world by giving a voice to those who cannot speak for themselves. Our goal is to make it as quick as possible for you to talk. We made this app as mobile, simple, and flexible as possible, so for one small fee you can have everything you need to communicate"





6- Autism Xpress


"StudioEmotion is happy to announce the creation of the first Autism Android Application "AutismXpress", designed to encourage people with autism to recognize and express their emotions through its fun and easy to use interface."





7-iReward Chart


"iRewardChart makes it easy to reward your children for good behavior and keep them motivated."






8- iPrompts


"iPrompts®, the original app for visual supports, is used by parents, special educators and therapists of those with autism and other developmental delays."






9- Speech Communicator


"A smart pictogram-based speech communicator for people with speech disabilities.
An Android application for people with speech disabilities, a generic and easy to learn communication method for anyone with speech disabilities that forms grammatically correct sentences from a list of pictograms clicked and reads them (text-to-speech)"



10- Gabby Tabs Lite


"Gabby Tabs Lite is a kid friendly, easy to use, augmentative communication app that helps and encourages non-verbal children to communicate "






11- Jab Talk



"JABtalk is a free speech communication application designed to help non-verbal children and adults communicate. "


iThought HD A Great Mind Mapping App for iPad

iThought HD is a cool app for your iPad. It is basically a mind mapping app that allows users to easily create and share their mind maps. As a teacher you can use this app with your students to explore the power of mind mapping. The app is enhanced for both iPad and iPhone and is definitely one not to be missed.




iThought HD can also import and export mindmaps to and from many of the most popular desktop mindmap applications such as Myhoughts, Freemind, Freeplane and iMindmap. Here is a 6 minutes video tutorial to see iThought HD in action. You can also access this page to learn more about this mind mapping tool.




8 Great Reading Apps for Android

So you are looking for some educational reading apps for Android. Well you don't have to go further, we have curated a list of some of the best reading  apps you can find in Google Play. The apps featured below will help your kids and students improving their reading skills and render their reading experience much more enjoyable.Go through them and select the ones you want to try. If you have other suggestions, additions, or comments , share them with us below. Your feedback is highly important to us. Enjoy


1- Kids Learn to Read


Featured at the Google I/O developer conference in San Francisco, Kids Learn to Read is the latest child-pleasing addition to Intellijoy's best-selling reading curriculum series, and is preceded by Kids ABC Letters and Kids ABC Phonics. "




2- Monkey Pre School


Monkey Preschool Lunchbox: 6 exciting educational games for your preschooler.
Monkey Preschool Lunchbox is a collection of five exciting educational games for your preschooler (ages 2 to 5)."




3- Kids ABC Phonics


Kids ABC Phonics teaches letter sounds and the basics of blending, but does not teach the next step, which is fluency in actual reading. Developing reading skills is a separate educational goal, which is covered in a separate upcoming game, called Kids Reading, which was featured at the Google I/O on May 11th."



4- Kids ABC Letters


Knowing how the alphabet letters are pronounced is a separate educational goal, which is covered in a separate app, called Kids ABC Phonics. Including it in Kids ABC Letters would detract from the focus of this game and make it too complex to invite and delight children"



5- Learn to Read Lite


"A free interactive ebook for children who are learning to sound out words.
This free kids app prompts the reader to touch the correct word on a screen of similar sounding words. The large type allows young readers to move their fingers along the words while they sound it out, while the alliterative and rhyming verse promote phonemic awareness. This app is optimized for tablet devices."



6- Sight Words


Sight Words – Help prepare your child for kindergarten. Designed for children who are ready to learn to read and review sight words, this shows each word on a separate card in large font. "




7- All By Myself


In this simple, sweet, and very human picture book, Mercer Mayer's popular Little Critter shows us all the things he can do by himself. He starts by tying his shoes (almost) and continues by pouring his own juice and spilling just a little! The wry illustrations often point to the fact that Little Critter doesn't do everything perfectly, but he always makes an effort to do the best he can!"


8- iStorybooks


FREE STORY BOOKS WITH FUN PICTURES, TEXT & AUDIO FOR YOUR LITTLE ONES.
PARENT CAN ADD OR REMOVE BOOKS FROM THE CHILD'S LIBRARY. PARENT SECTION OF THE APP IS PROTECTED."



9 Great Math Apps for Android

Free Mobile Technology for Teachers has compiled for you some of the best Android Math apps. You can use them with your students and kids to get them learning Math in more enjoyable ways. The apps range from Math for beginners to Math for advanced learners. Go through them and see which ones you like. In case you have other suggestions or additions, please share with us in the comment form below.



1- Einstein Math Academy


Playing the game is easy (finding equation that works), but mastering it is hard due to the cleverly crafted scoring system. Make strategical decisions and improve skills to plan ahead.
Each equation found adds to your score with a base score that's multiplied by a bonus:
1. Use the silver and gold pieces to increase base score
2. Use the center colored number (previous answer) to increase bonus multiplier.."


2- Math Workout



Math/Maths Workout is a set of daily brain training exercises and math drills designed to enhance mental arithmetic......."







3- Brain Excerciser

Fun, challenging and gives your brain a little needed exercise.
If you want to get your kid a head start in learning math, download Brain Exerciser for them. If you yourself need a quick refresher on the basics, download Brain Exerciser. This thing won’t reteach you calculus or help you on that trigonometry test, but if you haven’t crunched numbers for a while it’s a nice, refreshing way to get your brain moving again."



4- Mental Math Free


Learn some secrets of mental math and become good with numbers!
Become good with numbers. Practice makes perfect! Let's enjoy mental math and train your brain!.."





5- Falling Math



Simple but challenging, Falling Math is one of the BEST math games on the Android market!! DOWNLOAD IT FREE TODAY!.."






6- Arithmetic for Kids Free


" ARITHMETICS is the most recent of the Arithmo math and puzzle game apps that are quickly becoming a worldwide sensation. Arithmo ™ is the extremely popular series of math number puzzles from Zoki Games™, a leader in educational games that develop brain function and sharpen minds..."





7- Baby Learns Numbers


aby Learns Numbers is a mathematical enlightening game for babies. It has 2 scenes to choose from. Your baby can learn and understand numbers and quantities while playing and enjoying the underwater world scene and the Panda fishing scene..."





8- Mini Train


Arrange the blocks to help the mini train reach the tunnel. Click and drag objects to make safe path for train to reach goal. Arrange the pieces provided in each level to allow your train to reach the tunnel. Can you help the train pass through all 24 levels?.."





9- Purple Invaders



The sequel to the popular physics game Purple Trouble. More levels, more fun, more adventure in the land of Purple....."




14 Great Learning Apps for iPad

Below are some great educational iPad apps you can use use for both learning and teaching purposes. These apps are among the most popular apps in iTune store for the year 2012 and are being used by a great number of teachers and educators from all around the world. Check them out below and see if you are missing on any . Enjoy


1- Edmodo


Teachers can post messages, keep tabs on recent assignment submissions, and grade assignments. Students can view and turn in assignments and check their latest grades. Class discussions can be conducted securely, both during and outside of school hours."


2- Pinterest


Pinterest is where you can dream about, plan, and prepare for the
things you want to do in your life. Whether it's vacation plans, new
gadgets, favorite recipes, fashion or the latest home decor, Pinterest
is an easy way for you to make the most of it. Quickly and easily save
and organize your inspirations with your iPhone or iPad."


3- Evernote


Evernote is an easy-to-use, free app that helps you remember everything across all of the devices you use. Stay organized, save your ideas and improve productivity. Evernote lets you take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders--and makes these notes completely searchable, whether you are at home, at work, or on the go. "





4- Dropbox


Dropbox lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere and share them easily. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from all your computers, iPhone, iPad and even the Dropbox website!
Features:
• Access all your photos, docs and videos from any device.
• 2 GB of space when you sign up -- free!
• Automatically save photos and videos to Dropbox and earn up to 3 GB additional free space.
• Share a link to even your biggest files— no more attachments!
• Add files to your "Favorites" for fast, offline viewing."



5- Scoop.it


Curate on the go with the Scoop.it iPhone App:
- Select, edit and publish posts in the same engaging visual format as from the Web site
- Review your suggestion list
- Add posts from Safari mobile
- Share on all your connected Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr... accounts"


6- Google Drive



Get started with 5GB for free to safely keep all your stuff in one place and then access it from any device, anywhere. Store documents, pictures, or other files - even the big ones - using Google Drive and easily share them with anyone. ..."






7-Socrative


Socrative brings smart clickers, student response and ease of use to a whole new level. Be engaged for the entire class with educational exercises and games. See all your classmates’ ideas in real time and interact with the responses."



8- Khan Academy

Spend an afternoon brushing up on statistics. Discover how the Krebs cycle works. Learn about the fundamentals of computer science. Prepare for the upcoming SAT. Or, if you’re feeling particularly adventurous, learn how fire stick farming changed the landscape of Australia."



9- TED

": ED's official app presents talks from some of the world's most fascinating people: education radicals, tech geniuses, medical mavericks, business gurus and music legends. Find more than 1,100 TEDTalk videos (with more added each week) on the official TED app -- now for both iPad and iPhone."





10- Zite


Your Zite is as unique as you are. Zite learns what you like and gets smarter as you use it. Zite analyzes millions of articles each day and brings you the best of your favorite magazines, newspapers, authors, blogs, and videos."








11- Flipboard




Designed for iPad and iPhone, Flipboard is a personal news magazine filled with everything being shared across the Web, from breaking news to stories on world events, sports, travel and more. Simply pick a few topics and your Flipboard is instantly populated with the news you care about"







12- Learnist


Learnist makes sharing what you know and learning from others fast and easy by remixing anything on the web like videos, ebooks, maps, blogs, podcasts, surveys and more into a simple and elegant learning resource on any topic that you can share with anyone. Learnist is like a collaborative, multimedia and interactive ebook from the future."




13- ClassDojo

ClassDojo helps teachers improve behavior in their classrooms quickly and easily. It also captures and generates data on behavior that teachers can share with parents and administrators."




14- Educreations


Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play..."






4 Android Bookmarking Apps


This is a Guest Post from Michael Lury



There are several tools we have recourse to when trying to save web pages we are interested in reading later. Given the constraints of time and sometimes work, you just find yourself out of time for reading your favorite articles and it would do you no good to just ignore them. Anyway using the apps mentioned down you will be able to save the content you love on the go  and read it at your own convenience.

Most of these apps will work with Google Reader or Instapaper.



1- Read Later for Instapaper





If you are an Instapaper user this is the app for you! You simply select a link from e-mails or websites and choose the "share"/"share link" option. The "Share via" list will now contain the "Post to Instapaper" function. Sharing can even be done through the built-in browser menu. 


2- InstFetch





This app also integrates with Instapaper and has several features such as :

 -save pages to Instapaper directly from your Android-powered device,
- synchronize with your Instapaper account and download full contents of web pages that you want to read later,
- have the best possible reading experience on your Android-powered device thanks to NReadability's awesome mobile transcoding engine,
- listen to your articles using Text-to-Speech technology,
- save articles to Evernote. 



3- PaperSpan





PaperSpan is an easy to use, free app to save web pages for reading later. Save pages from computer or phone's browser, and open them from either.
Useful for managing web links those you find worth to read, but sometime later.



4- Power Note




This is a great notebook tool to have on your mobile phone. It has some awesome features such as:

  •  Add text note, take picture, import text message, add bookmarks to your library
  •  Organize text note, picture, bookmarks etc into lists
  •  Sync data with diigo.com
  •  Mark webpages as "read later" in desktop browsers, then read it on the phone