|Timestamp||Name of program||One line description||Web address||Category||Rating 1-excellent 5-poor||Application areas||Comments about program||Specific program notes||Your name and email address||Cost||Review and description||Age group|
|2/4/2010 5:47:32||Textfree||Free text messaging||www.pinger.com||iPod App||2||Reading, Writing, Communication, Social, Recreation||You can use this program on your iPod to send and receive text messages. Because it's free, there are ads. (There is also a version you can buy, it's cheap and doesn't have ads). |
There is a daily limit of 15 messages for Textfree Lite (the free version). No limit on messages for the paid version, and there are other features too, like more tones and themes.
|Sign up for a Textfree address through the app. (Your friends will send a text to the email address given to you by the Textfree app.) |
If your friend’s phone can’t send texts to an email, have them try using the MMS or picture messaging app. Your friends pay their regular rate. You don't pay anything.
|Bridgette Nicholson email@example.com|
|2/4/2010 6:03:24||Google Apps||Daily organization tools and email which can easily be synchronised through web and handheld devices - mail, calendar, contacts, documents..||www.google.com||Web 2.0, iPod App, iPhone App, Other handheld devices||1||Reading, Writing, Communication, Social, Organization / productivity, Daily life||Google offers very powerful applications for everyone. For students who need to take responsibility for their daily schedule, to do list, reminders, documents, files and organization, using Google programs on the computer and on handheld devices can help. Once your account is set up, you can add information and view it on your iPod / iPhone or other handheld device, as well as on any computer with an internet connection. That means you can get to your information from almost anywhere you can get to a computer.||Instructions for setting up Google calendar, email and contacts on iPod touch or iPhone:|
1. Set up a Google account www.google.com/accounts
2. To set up synchronization for your Google calendar go to http://tinyurl.com/d2olk4
Important hint: you must set up your Google calendar, mail and contacts on the computer on Google's web site before setting up your iPod. You can use the iPod's built in access mail, calendar and contacts on applications once you have your Google accounts and MS Exchange set up..
Google Docs is an online place where you can create, store and use your documents (word processing, spreadsheets, slide shows). You can also store lots and lots of files too (even if you didn't create them in Google Docs). The file storage option allows you too keep files online so you can get to them anywhere. Great for organization.
You can get to your Google Docs on your Web browser on most handheld devices (make a bookmark to your documents to get to them easily on your handheld.)
Google Docs can help you get organized, remember where your work and assignments are, and get your work turned in on time!
|Bridgette Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2/4/2010 6:15:10||Speak it!||Text to speech with keyboard||www.future-apps.net/Speak_it!/Speak_it!.html||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Reading, Writing, Communication, Social||A very basic program. Type on the keyboard to create words and sentences. Press the 'Speak' button to speak the text out loud. 4 different voices included. You can change the volume and speed of the voice. Phrases can be stored.||This is a big program - takes a while to download.||Bridgette Nicholson email@example.com||Low cost|
|2/4/2010 6:32:31||Proloquo2Go||Augmentative Communication App.||www.proloquo2go.com||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Communication, Social||This is a very good dynamic screen display program which provides many different options for communication. You can use this program with or without pictures or symbols. The words or icons can be laid out in rows or a grid. Font and icon sizes can be changed. There are many different settings for speech and voices.||Here are some important hints:|
Settings can be changed in TWO places:
1. From within the program, you can change speech settings and vocabulary, back up your grids, and more. Click on the little AB button at the bottom of the screen while you are in P2G
2. Outside of the program. Shut down P2G. Go to the main home screen, settings, scroll down to P2G. There you can change many options.
Manual online www.proloquo2go.com/Manual/
Remember, the program can be customized and changed in many different ways. When you start it up for the first time, you will see many pictures and icons. The layout, number of icons, words and pictures can all be changed to suit your needs!
|Bridgette Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org|
|2/4/2010 6:43:24||Stanza||Electronic book reader||www.lexcycle.com||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Reading, Recreation, Other academic||Great program for reading ebooks. This does not read out loud. However you can customize the text size, color, line spacing etc. There are hundreds of free books you can download immediately once you have installed the app. You can also create your own ebooks to read on the program. ||Information on how to create your own books, change settings, download books and more: www.lexcycle.com/faq||Bridgette Nicholson email@example.com||Free|
|2/4/2010 6:47:14||ShapeWriter||A unique, quick keyboard input method using dragging instead of tapping.||www.shapewriter.com||iPod App, iPhone App, Many other handheld devices||1||Writing||This is a very unique method of text entry. See the web site for an animated demo of how this works. You drag your finger across the keys to create words. You really need to see the demo to understand it. This may be useful for some people in helping to enter text more efficiently and accurately.||Bridgette Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org||Low cost|
|2/4/2010 6:52:04||Pee Wee Herman Soundboard||16 unique Pee Wee Herman Sounds||http://ncappdesign.com/||iPod App, iPhone App||3||Social, Recreation||Fun sounds from Pee Wee Herman. Might be fun for a while especially for students who are non verbal - creating sound effects for others to enjoy :-)||Low cost|
|2/4/2010 6:58:05||Melodica||Music application that mixes lights and sounds in a unique way||http://appshopper.com/music/melodica||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Social, Recreation||Fun little program - tap all over the screen to create lights and sequences of sounds. Try it, you'll figure it out without any help.||Bridgette Nicholson email@example.com||Free, Low cost|
|2/4/2010 7:01:45||TonePad||Make music and melodies by touching the screen||www.tonepadapp.com||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Communication, Social||A similar program to Melodica. Touch the screen to make music patterns and melodies. You can save your songs and change color settings.||Bridgette Nicholson firstname.lastname@example.org||Free, Low cost|
|2/4/2010 7:08:13||Pandora||Free internet radio WITH music analysis, to find the music you like best!||www.pandora.com||Web 2.0, iPod App, iPhone App||1||Social, Recreation||Many users give their recommendations to Pandora. This is the Music Genome Project. You can enter a song you like, and the service will give you suggestions of music that is similar. You can let Pandora know if you like the song they gave you or not (with the thumbs up or thumbs down sign), and Pandora will start giving you more of the songs you like :-)||You can use the free version as long as you want. You can also purchase their upgraded service with no ads and unlimited skipping. See the web site for details as prices and features change all the time.||Bridgette Nicholson email@example.com||Free, Low cost|
|2/6/2010 10:23:49||eReader||Book Reader||http://www.fictionwise.com/help/ereader-download.htm||iPod App, Palm, Mac, Windows, Windows Mobile versions available||1||Reading, Recreation, Organization / productivity||Ebook reader for a variety of devices/computer types. The iTouch version improves upon an already great program by increasing the changes you can make to the text. Basic features include enlarging text, bookmarking, highlighting, adding notes, etc. If there is a dictionary installed on the device, you can look up words directly from within the program.||Free|
|2/6/2010 10:25:26||Kindle Reader||Kindle Reader App for iTouch/IPhone||www.amazon.com/kindle||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Reading, Recreation, Organization / productivity, Other academic||Use the Kindle App to read Kindle books on your iTouch or iPhone. Supports all features of the Kindle, so should "read aloud" any books with that feature installed.||Free|
|2/6/2010 10:35:10||Time Timer||Visual Timer||http://www.appstorehq.com/timetimer-iphone-79828/app||Installed program||3||Communication, Recreation, Organization / productivity, Daily life, Other academic||Just like the Time Timer you may have in your classroom, but for the iPhone/iTouch. The program is very nice for the visual features, but seems expensive at $4.99. Additional sound choices for the "end time" would be nice as well; most of the current ones seem high pitched. Also, if you exit the app while the timer is running, "end time" won't sound; you'll receive a message when you use the app again saying that timer ended while in another app.||4.99|
|2/6/2010 16:28:19||WordQ/SpeakQ||Text to speech/Speech to text||http://www.wordq.com/||Installed program||4||Reading, Writing, Communication||So far every student I have shown it to loves it. It is a talking word processor with word prediction. It also is a speech to text program all for one price.||Make sure you get a good microphone. The company has firstname.lastname@example.org Sharon Meldgin||$299|
|2/8/2010 6:40:52||Where Is My iPhone?||Sound effects||iPhone App||3||Recreation||"Where is my Phone" listens for your whistle and then plays the sound effect of your choice (or your own recorded soundbite) when it hears it. The makers claim it can recognize you whistling from up to 30 meters away, and I had no trouble in activating sirens, explosions and the rest just by whistling on the other side of the room.||Low cost|
|2/8/2010 6:41:57||Logitech Touch Mouse: Air Mouse Pro||control your computer's mouse, enter text via the iPhone keyboard,||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Access||Control your computer's mouse, enter text via the iPhone keyboard, run apps, control media—it basically turns your iPhone into a wireless control center for your laptop or desktop. Great for people with physical disabilities and who are able to use the screen on the iPhone.||email@example.com||Low cost|
|2/8/2010 6:44:30||This American Life:||Radio||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Social, Recreation, Daily life||Low cost|
|2/8/2010 6:46:57||Chomp||Search for apps||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Organization / productivity||Chomp is an app for finding more apps. A simple program with bookmarking feature.||Low cost|
|2/8/2010 6:48:21||Grand Theft Auto||Game||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Recreation||Visually impressive, great graphics.||Low cost|
|2/8/2010 9:00:43||iWriteWords||A simple tracing game for letters & numbers||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Reading, Writing, Recreation||This is simple writing program that lets kids practice writing letters, numbers & words. It's very interactive and gives a nice reward for completing a sequence.||Patrick Black, firstname.lastname@example.org||Low cost||Reviewed|
|2/9/2010 8:18:04||Educate 2.0||Teacher tool||iPod App, iPhone App||Teacher tool||(teacher's companion providing mobile access to your timetable, student data, teaching strategies and eLearning tools. )||Low cost||To be reviewed and description to be written|
|2/9/2010 8:19:13||Early Reader||Early reading skills||http://www.ikonstrukt.com/apps.php||iPod App, iPhone App||Reading||(allows parents to teach their children all the essential skills for early reading. Version 1.1 now also includes 160 audio tracks!) Looks promising||Low cost||To be reviewed and description to be written|
|2/9/2010 8:19:59||Early Math||Train early math skills||http://www.ikonstrukt.com/apps.php||iPod App, iPhone App||Math||(introduce your child to key mathematical concepts including Number, Shape, Measurement, Addition, Subtraction and Time. )||Low cost||To be reviewed and description to be written|
|2/17/2010 21:02:18||Storykit||Multimedia story creation||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Writing, Communication, Social||A fun story creation application. It allows students to create stories with text, audio and drawings right on the device. They'll need a mic to record audio, but when completed they can share the story online directly. We've had more success use the Brushes application as the image creator which easily imports into Storykit||Reviewed||Early childhood, Elementary, Middle school, High school, Adult, Age appropriate / low cognitive|
|2/17/2010 21:03:45||Dictionary!||Dictionary program||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Reading, Writing, Other academic||Please note the exclamation point in the title because there are a number of dictionary applications. This app is handy because it downloads locally on the iPod Touch and it's free.||Free||Reviewed||Elementary, Middle school, High school, Adult|
|2/17/2010 21:04:33||Airmouse||Remote control of the computer||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Access||remote control app for a computer on the same wifi network. It has 4 screens for various functions, one for the web, itunes, custom and a keyboard.||Free||Reviewed||Elementary, Middle school, High school, Adult, Age appropriate / low cognitive|
|2/17/2010 21:09:22||Voice Memos and Posterous||Record voice and upload immediately for others to hear.||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Writing, Communication, Social, Recreation||The Voice Memos app is a pretty straight-forward app for voice recording. Besides a trimming option, it has a handy feature of being able to email recordings as an attachment. That’s great because the blogging service Posterous lets you post podcasts by email! Simple email the recording from Voice Memos to your Posterous email. It’s automatically posted to the blog and has a news feed so it can be subscribed to in iTunes. schools probably want to screen audio recordings before they are posted. Instead of emailing Posterous, students email to their teacher who could then post it after approving the content. It’s exciting that something recorded during a field trip can be instantly published online.||Free||Reviewed||Early childhood, Elementary, Middle school, High school, Adult|
|2/17/2010 21:51:36||Comic Touch||Create comics with speech bubbles||iPod App, iPhone App||2||Writing, Communication, Social, Recreation||Comic Touch and Comic Touch Lite are two of a few iPod touch apps where you can create comics. You can import any saved image into Comic Touch and layer text bubbles on top of it. There are also some limited special effects you can apply to the image. Where can you get images?|
You can save images from the web. Mobile Safari makes it easy. Simply tap and hold an image and the Save Image option will appear. The image will be saved into your Saved Photo album, which is accessible in Comic Touch.
|Free, Low cost||Reviewed||Elementary, Middle school, High school|
|2/18/2010 19:10:06||Sign Smith ASL Ultimate||ASL Dictionary||www.Vcom3D.com||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Communication, Sign Language||Great program to view ASL signs on the go. Signs can be sorted alphabetically or by categories (over 25 different ones). You can choose to have the sign demonstrated 1, 2 or 3 times (looping)||djackson1991||Low cost||Reviewed||Early childhood, Elementary, Middle school, High school, Adult, Age appropriate / low cognitive|
|2/18/2010 19:14:58||DoodleBuddy||Drawing/Art Program||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Reading, Writing, Communication, Recreation||FUN! Similar to "paint" programs on computers but also offers backgrounds, stamps (with sounds), option to import photos for doodling on, color choices, choice of brush sizes. A must have program especially as a reinforcer.||djackson1991||Free||Reviewed||Early childhood, Elementary, Middle school, Age appropriate / low cognitive|
|2/18/2010 19:20:14||A 1000 Words||Talking Photo Album||www.technicallyspeaking-slp.com||iPod App, iPhone App||1||Communication, Social, Daily life||Quick way to make talking books, social stories, directions, etc. The program offers numerous options to edit, import photos, copy, and modfiy your "books." Another must have program especially for creating social stories on the fly!||djackson1991||Low cost||Reviewed||Early childhood, Elementary, Middle school, High school, Adult, Age appropriate / low cognitive|