Last Day of April Means Last Day for some of the Free Apps

Thanks to AppyMall for reminding us that the last day of April means the last day for the Apps for Autism Deals.  They have also put together a “Free apps for Autism” list.  So be sure to check that you have all the ones  that you would like.

Other Free Apps for today include:



Monday Free Apps

Here are a few app ideas for Monday:

  • iLuv Drawing Dinosaurs HD – Learn how to draw dinosaurs step by step by MyVijan LLC

  • iReading HD – Origin of Mother’s Day by Dam Chen

  • Cat Doorman’s Little Red Wagon by Night & Day Studios, Inc.

  • Lily and the Animals – Tale & Game for kids by LilyMedia SL

  • Math related apps:
  • NumFun – Gems by Ghoulsoft

And here’s one for the Bio teachers:

  • BioNinja IB by BioNinja


Thanks to Appy Mall for some of the suggestions. You can check out their page here.

Friday Night Free Apps

See below for Mark Coppin’s Free App suggestions:
Just a reminder to download the apps as soon as possible as they can go back to paid status at any time. There are several free apps today.
I met one of the developers of this app today. It will only be free for today and tomorrow. Spelling Star –
Talk  Touch –
Speech Room Assistant –
Sight Words  –
A lot of people have been asking me for an app that does this and here it is – a Youtube time. This app allows you to control how long a child can watch Youtube. –Timer for –

Interesting Article on Teacher Observation

 Response: Ways to Observe Teachers Without Demoralizing Them – Larry Ferlazzo

An interesting article by Larry Ferlazzo that looks at why Teachers have perceived observations negatively and how you can move the culture of your school forward. I particularly like the suggestion by Tom Krawczewicz.  

We had a very successful experience by implementing an observation program recently. Each department member was asked to observe someone else in the department and notes things that they learned FROM observing their colleague.

Later we met as a department and shared what we learned with everyone. It was a very positive experience and we not only took something away from the actual observation but we also learned something about each of the other people in our department via the comments of the observers.”

For more about the article, read Response: Ways to Observe Teachers Without Demoralizing Them – Larry Ferlazzo

Free Apps – Early Learning

SimpleSort: Counting by KidsAndBeyond, LLC.

Montessori ABC for Kids HD: Learn and Trace Alphabet Letters by Kids Academy Company

 This is the lite version (which means only a few parts are free – but it does give you the chance to try out an app)  of The Trip Little Critter Reading Adventure Lite by Silver Dolphin



Free Saturday Apps Suggestions by Mark Coppin

Check out the following free apps as shared by Mark Coppin: 

This is a text-based communication app – Quick Communication TTS –

This is another note-taking app.. NoteLedge for iPad – Take Notes, Sketch, Audio and Video Recording –

If you were at the AT Summit yesterday, this is the handwriting app that Megan demoed and it is free today! – LetterSchool –
Many of the Autism iHelp apps are free including – Same and Different –
You can also check the developers store to see if there are free ones you may not have downloaded –

The following tools are classroom management tools – 
Chalkable Attendance –

Chartkeeper –

Free apps on Friday

Check out Friday’s free apps including a story and a couple apps for non verbal students. Have a great weekend.

Grendel’s Great Escape by Michelle Anaya

Sentence Match: WHO is DOing WHAT by Computerade Products

Sentence Key: WHO is DOing WHAT by Computerade Products

Monday Free App Finds

Remember for the month of April there are 20+ Free apps from


Brain POP Featured Movie

Grammar Wonderland – Lead your character through many wonderful adventures as you practice using nouns, verbs, adjectives, and more!

Kids Puzzle Play – Primary To build on the elementary skills that were taught in the Kids Puzzle Play – Elementary, we are now introducing are new app Kids Puzzle Play – Primary. This fun app will help kids learn Continents, Flowers, Currencies, etc. Kids Puzzle Play – Primary, an 8-in-1 puzzle-style follows the same and simple puzzle format that is apt for all kids. It entertains and educates with easy to move puzzle blocks.

iLearn Today – This application will help parents teach their children basic colours, numbers, shapes and letters. The child can scroll and see different images as examples.

Storysmart1: Trudy Goes to the Beach – Social Language Skills

In observance of Autism Awareness Month, ‘Trudy Goes to the Beach’ will be FREE

(reduced from $3.99) for the entire month of April

Trudy is taking a beach trip with her family. Can she make expected choices when her sensory system is overloaded and she’s on a different schedule? What if things don’t go her way? She needs your help to make smart and safe choices!

With storysmart™, our innovative suite of animated story apps, your child can learn important social language skills. Blending clinical expertise with clutter-free design to create an engaging platform which focuses on social expectations, storysmart™ apps were developed by a husband and wife team who have a daughter with high-functioning autism. The combined passions of an experienced speech language pathologist and an award-winning designer come together to support communication skills for this ever-growing population of children.

Speech Journal: peech Journal is a customizable voice recorder that lets you pair recorded messages with your own imported images and image sequences.  Uses for Speech Journal include:

– Customized picture sequences
– Multi-step picture schedules
– Multi-step directions
– Articulation drill and carryover
– Expressive language exercises
– Individualized social stories
– Sample conversations
– Personal diary
– Creating family vacation picture albums

Speech Journal can also function as a basic voice output augmentative communication device for children with limited verbal ability. 


itooch Elementary School – Math, Language Arts and Science Worksheets for 3rd, 4th and 5th grade. 

With more than 18,000 exercises, iTooch Elementary is a new and fun way of practicing and learning Math, Language Arts and Science for 3rd, 4th or 5th Graders.

Flashcards [+]  – Looking for a powerful and easy-to-use flashcards app to help you study? This app allows you to create rich text formatted flashcards and download millions of flashcards on hundreds of subjects created by both experts and novices.

Special Thanks to Appy Mall for their Free App Suggestions.

Check out Digital Differentiation for other app suggestions: