Thanks to Mark Coppin for sharing today’s free apps and the exciting news about iOS 7!! Check out the information below:
Info from Mark:
I am so excited about the latest release of iOS7 that came out Friday. It now has Switch Control built into the operating system! Now we have switch accessibility features built into the operating system and it is amazing! There are also other accessibility features that have been added or updated. Here are some of the accessibility features of iOS7 –
iOS 7 Accessibility Features – Full Featured Switch Access for Switch Users – Amazing!!!! Can even use your head movement to control the switch scanning (the built-in camera detects your head movement). You can also use your screen as a switch. – Accessibility have moved to the top part of the menu – Enlarged Cursor for VoiceOver – Handwriting recognition in VoiceOver – Guided Access now support VoiceOver – Disable the Volume Button in Guided Access
Lots of free early learning apps today, special thanks to Smart Apps for Kids for these suggestions.
Check out Smart Apps for Kids recommendations for today. These links include: Pie Time (a time management app), Sight Words Learn to Read, Mr. Wolf and the Ginger Cupcakes – Red Riding Hood Kids Story books and more (there are also a few discounted apps.
They also have a link to 37 free Lego apps if you have any interested students. There are lots of options ranging from Lego City – Team up to Lego Duplo Peekaboo to Lego Photo and Lego Star Wars – the Yoda Chronicles.
I had a chance to chat with one of the elementary teachers on this mailing list and she mentioned how she was planning to use the interactive stories during Daily Five time (Thanks BK:) I’d love to hear how you use the apps in your classroom, leave a comment to this blog to let me know and to share your ideas with other educators.
Here are some free apps deals from APPY MALL: (Summaries from Appy Mall).
1. Mr Wolf and The Ginger Cupcakes – Red Riding Hood, kids storybook. What a wonderful Modern take to this classic story. I really enjoyed having this read to me, it was just so fresh and new. If I didn’t know that it had been based on Little Red Riding Hood you would think it was just a fresh new story. The illustrations are great and they suit the story perfectly.
2. Magical Music Box. This app has 6 unique builders that have their own special talents, ranging in dropping and smashing blocks to painting, to stacking, to placing blocks anywhere, to lifting and moving the blocks, and spraying with paint. The description I just gave of each builder does not do them justice. You have to to see the app for yourself.
2. Pocket Charts! Fractions. This is a very simple matching game where your child gets to practice their fraction work as they play a matching game. There are 25 rounds included and during these your child gets to match the fractions to a choice of 4 down the bottom.