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Apps - Reading

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Start to Finish App for iOS devices


  • Students access books on iPads, mobile devices or computers
  • They put headphones on, read, and take the end of chapter quiz
  • Each student will read and comprehend Moby Dick, Anne Frank and Macbeth and a whole library of other books!
  • The whole class can read the same book at the same time—onsite or at home


Click here for full listing of titles




January 19, 2012 - Apple announces news to that could transform textbooks as we know them in K-12 education!


Apple Unveils E-Textbook Strategy for K-12 Education - EdWeek - Published online January 20, 2012



iBooks Author  -- Available free on the Mac App store, iBooks Author is an amazing new app that allows anyone to create beautiful Multi-Touch textbooks — and just about any other kind of book — for iPad. With galleries, video, interactive diagrams, 3D objects, and more, these books bring content to life in ways the printed page never could.There are also "review" tools that allow the author to create multiple choice and drag and drop questions.



iBooks 2 is the updated eReader that takes advantage of many of the iPad's interactive and multimedia features in textbooks. Books created in iBooks Author can be read in this app.



iTunes U is now a separate app for the iPad that contains thousands of free courses. More importantly, any educator can now create courses to teach anyone who is interested





Readability  - Currently free -

Copy/paste text or create text - app then calculates Flesch score and Flesch Kincaid grade.


Picture Assisted Reading


Go to www.sunncastle.com and click on FREE stuff.  If you are on a ipod/ipad select a pdf and select open in iBooks.  To have it read out loud complete the following:


1.  Go to Settings

2.  Select General

3.  Select Accessibility

4.  Voice Over - Turn On

5.  Go to iBooks

6.  Select the PDF that you have loaded

7.  Tap the screen to begin to read your document!






Sample storybook app - 99cents - Three Little Pigs






Speak It! Text to Speech Application $1.99 

Will read email, web pages, PDF's  and more.  Allows payback of precorded messages!  (communication anyone?)






Talk To Me!  Text to Speech - $1.99          

A simple text to speech app that speaks what you type





Story Kit FREE               

Create an electronic storybook by drawing or inserting your own images.  Record your own audio!





Word Web Dictionary FREE          

English dictionary and thesaurus over 280,000 words, intelligent word entry with word prediction





InterActive Alphabet - ABC Flashcards

Free iphone app to ipod users

Learn the alphabet with interactive, bright, colorful illustrated flashcards

Hear words. letters and phonics sounds

Every letter is a toy





First Words - $1.99      

Fun activities designed to develop language skills with 8 different games:

  • ABC's
  • Animals
  • Beach
  • Numbers
  • Sports
  • Fruit
  • Colors
  • Shapes 



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See Read Say - $1.99

  • 220 Dolch words
  • Track progress of 4 students
  • shake device for a new word 






Chicktionary - FREE     

Unscramble a roost of letters to make as many words as possible.

Retrieve word definitions




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