Created by the people who made Vimeo, DIY is an open tool for kids to make their own digital portfolios and for parents to have a login to the account. Using the app and the web, kids can save all that they create. This is definitely worth exploring when thinking about extended learning environments.
Lately, we have been discussing using QR Codes to help manage workflow for disseminating content to be accessed on iPads. This is another great post from Richard Byrne, with an embedded Common Craft video, explaining ideas for QR Codes in the classroom.
TouchChat is another Augmented & Alternative Communication (AAC) app available for individuals with disabilities that impact their ability to use natural speech. For $149.99, it is still less expensive than other full-featured AAC devices and can work across iOS devices.
This is an incredible app for students with special needs. It connects to the Bookshare.org database and does require a membership ID. However, students and organizations who qualify have access to a tremendous resource.
“From within Read2Go, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources. The app gives you full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences. Read2Go features word-by-word highlighting for multi-modal reading.”
“Mathtoons Media creates high level math learning tools that use wacky animation, humour and music. The Mathtoons Log App helps students learn how to change between exponential and logarithmic forms of an equation with the animated guidance of Captain Calculator and his assistant, Corporal MiniCalc.”