The following chart is compilation of apps used by the 4 one-to-one sites throughout the 2011-2012 school year:

app
price
category
description
site
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Pages
$9.99
productivity
Pages is a word processor app to create, edit and view documents. Pages works with iCloud.
Percy Baxter
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popplet lite
free
productivity
Popplet is an app to create graphic organizers / mindmaps. With Popplet you can capture ideas visually and with text. Note: Popplet Lite will be free forever, but is limited to just one popplet.
Pioneer
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popplet
$4.99
productivity
Popplet is a platform for your ideas with a simple interface. See above (popplet lite) for more details.
Pioneer
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On Air
free
utilities
On Air is a simple teleprompter app for the iPad.
Pioneer
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Sign 4 Me
$12.99
reference
An iPad app with a full-body avatar providing a Signed English Translator support. Type in sentences, phrases or a word to support communication between hearing and deaf or hard of hearing students.
Percy Baxter
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Clibe
free
productivity
Clibe is a writing/journalling app where you can import images, doodle on it, add text, change paper, change pen styles etc. Note: free for a limited time!
Graminia / Pioneer
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ComicBook!
$1.99
photo & video
ComicBook! is a full featured comic book creation app. Realistic comic styling with a wide selection of image filters, comic fonts, customizable captions, a library of classic comic graphics and dozens of multi-panel page layouts.
Graminia/ Pioneer
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Pictello
$18.99
education
Pictello is an easy-to-use app to create talking photo albums and talking books. Each page in a Pictello story can include a picture, up to 5 lines of text, and a recorded sound or text-to-speech.
Percy Baxter
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Keynote
$9.99
productivity
A very intuitive presentation making program. Easy to use, yet quite versatile, with dozens of animations, layouts, and design styles.
Graminia
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IA Writer
$1.99
productivity
A simple, affordable, but effective word processor. It includes an expanded keyboard and simple integration with icloud and/or dropbox.
Graminia
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Toontastic
free
animation
A moderately deep animation program, that recently became free in the app store (in-app purchases are available to give more options). It is simple to use and allows users to record audio to add to their stories.
Graminia
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Snapseed
$4.99
photo
An easy to use photo editor. Produces results almost like photoshop without the complexity. Allows the user to add effects, make corrections, and even change the brightness of individual elements of a photograph.
Graminia
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Reel Director
$1.99
video
A fully-featured video editing program, which offers more features than imovie for a lower price. Rendering a video takes a long time, but the end result is very good.
Graminia
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Interactive Integers - Addition and
Subtraction
$0.99
math
This app provides two fun interactive methods for learning and understanding addition and subtraction of positive and negative numbers. The color tile model and number line model are two of the most common classroom methods for teaching integers. These methods help students visually understand integer concepts instead of relying only on memorization of rules.
Percy Baxter
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Math Practice -Integers-Addition Subtraction Multiplication & Division
$0.99
math
This app allows the students to practice operations with integers. The students are required to answer questions that pop up on the screen and they can keep track of their correct answers. Great for practice!
Percy Baxter
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Middle School Math
$2.99
math
Stretching the full gamut of a well-rounded mathematics curriculum, the eight modules in Middle School Math truly push the boundaries of interactive learning. Included: Ordering Numbers, Data Management, Pinpoint Plotter, Place Value, The Algebra Vault, Shape Board, The Multiple Conveyor, Operations.
Percy Baxter
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Type on PDF free
free
productivity
Users can both type or write on PDF forms and then export them as PDFs via email or to any other app that accepts PDF. This version also includes powerful image tools to allow you to place images from clipboard, camera, or library right on the PDF page.
Percy Baxter
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Sentence Builder
5.99
Language Arts
Sentence Builder is designed to help elementary aged children learn how to build grammatically correct sentences. Explicit attention is paid to the connector words that make up over 80% of the english language. Sentence Builder offers a rich and fun environment for improving the grammar of all children.
Percy Baxter
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Firenze Virtual History
9.99
Social Studies
Firenze - Virtual History, a three-dimensional journey using your iPad through the city that invented the Renaissance. Enter this epicenter of art, invention and history and even explore in detail masterpieces like those of Dante, Leonardo and Michelangelo.
Percy Baxter
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Spell Blocks with Sight Words
1.99
Early Language
Spell Blocks says the word and offers the scrambled letter choices for them to choose from. Your child then touches and moves each letter to the correct place.
Percy Baxter
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Beyond Textbooks 2010
Free
Social Studies
This application helps students connect to the Social Studies content that they are about to learn through fun interactive games. The games are designed to get students warmed up and ready to learn. For each chapter, students can play a mini-game: "Say What?" or "Clues to the Past" that has them interact with Virginia’s Essential Questions. When they complete all the topics, students unlock a bonus game: "Whacky History" or "History Hunter" that reinforces the concepts introduced in each chapter.
Percy Baxter
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Magnifying Glass
Free
Accessibility
Magnifying Glass for iPad is a convenient, fun, easy-to-use digital magnifying glass. This utility lets you access the real-time images coming from the iPad camera and zoom-in on an object to get a better look at it. Magnifying Glass for iPad is also a fully functional zoomable
Percy Baxter
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Conquest Lite
Free
Social
Studies
Age of Conquest is a medieval risk-like turn-based strategy game where you take the reins of a budding empire and struggle against fellow empires for control of Europe. In one game, up to 30+ players vie for supremacy, but only one can be victorious. Every game you win pushes up your score, until you don't just dominate Europe, but also your fellow players. Then all will be in your shadow and not just peasants, but even kings will worship you! All this can be yours, but only if you triumph.
Percy Baxter
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BrainPop Education
Free
Education
The BrainPOP Featured Movie app highlights a different animated movie every day then allows students to test their new knowledge with an interactive quiz.
Note: two levels of monthly subscriptions are also available and provides access to more than 750 Science, Math, Social Studies, English, Engineering & Tec, Arts & Music, and Health movies.
Pioneer
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CBC News
Free
News
This app allows you to access the latest CBC news from your region, across Canada and around the world. It also includes photo galleries and news videos.
Pioneer
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Edmonton Journal
Free
News
The Edmonton Journal app for iPhone and iPad keeps you up to date throughout the day with breaking local, national and international news, stories that come to life through a vivid photo and video galleries, and ways for you to comment and be part of news as it happens.
Pioneer
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English Idioms
Free
Education
What is the meaning behind English idioms, and where do they come from? Join Professor Potts to discover the secret history of more than 160 beautifully illustrated English idioms, from "Achilles’ heel" to "Wrong side of bed".
English Idioms Illustrated will be enjoyed by English students, teachers and enthusiasts alike. The origin and meaning of each idiom is masterfully illustrated by Professor Potts. Download now to see for yourself!
Pioneer
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Pioneer
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Math Factor Samurai
Free
Education
Factor samurai is a great way to learn times tables. You play as the samurai whose sacred duty is to cut all the numbers down to their prime factors.You will be thrown one number after the next, cut them up if they can be factored into smaller values, if not, if they are prime, do not cut them.
Pioneer
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History Tools
$0 .99
Reference
HistoryTools is an app for the iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch that lists all the famous and infamous people who were born or died on each day of the year, major news events that occurred on each day, plus feast days of saints and holidays and celebrations around the world. Users can enter their own events which will be added to the program.
Pioneer
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iMath Factors
$0.99
Education
iMath Factors allows quick and easy computation of prime factorization of two numbers at a time. In addition, the greatest common factor (or greatest common divisor) and the least common multiple of the two numbers will also be computed.
Pioneer
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Motion Math Zoom
Free
Education
Motion Math Zoom's zoomable, stretchable number line is missing some numbers - it's up to your child to put the numbers back where they belong. The new game uses concrete objects to represent abstract numbers: from dinosaurs in the thousands down to amoebas in the thousandths. Fun animal animations and sound effects help elementary school children master the number line.
Pioneer
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Orbits Pro
$0.99
Education
Have fun learning how your solar system works. You have full control over the sun and the planets. Change the behavior of the planets by modifying their mass, radius, or image. Increase the Sun's mass enough and a planet is sucked in, burned up, never to return. Be master of your own universe by adding new planets and experimenting with changes and possible catastrophes. Zoom in to see the orbit in more detail. Zoom out to see more planets including Jupiter. Turn on tracing and see the full orbits. Speed up or slow down the time factor to create interesting and entertaining designs. Newtons Laws will greatly increase your understanding of the play between mass, momentum, and the gravitational pull of the Sun.
Pioneer
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Planets
Free
Utilities
3D guide to the solar system for aspiring astronomers
Pioneer
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Rocket Math
$0.99
Education
Play one of the 56 different math missions. Each mission has touchable objects floating in space, including stars, coins, clocks, 3D shapes and even pizzas! Earn a bronze, silver or gold medal and also try to beat your high score. Missions range in difficulty from even/odd numbers all the way to square roots.
Pioneer
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Solar Walk 3D
$2.99
Education
This 3D Solar System model lets you navigate through space and time, see all the planets in close-up, learn their trajectories, inner structures, history of their exploration, points of interest and more. It even has detailed 3D models of the most interesting man-made satellites. Use 3D mode to get a more realistic experience and zoom out to view and spin the entire Galaxy!
Pioneer
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Strip Designer
$2.99
Photo & Video
Select one of the many included page templates. Insert photos into the cells. Add a couple of balloons with fun words. Add additional effect symbols (stickers) like "Boom", "Splash", or "Bang" to spice up the story. When you are happy with your new graphic novel, share it with friends and family.
Pioneer
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Motion Math HD
$1.99
Education
Motion Math HD follows a star that has fallen from space, and must bound back up, up, up to its home in the stars. Moving fractions to their correct place on the number line is the only way to return. By playing Motion Math, learners improve their ability to perceive and estimate fractions in multiple forms.
Pioneer
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Storykit
Free
Education
Create an electronic storybook. To create a story:
  • Write some text.
  • Illustrate by drawing on the screen, taking a photograph of something you see, or drawing on paper and then photographing the paper, or attaching photos from your album.
  • Sounds can be recorded for telling your story or as sound effects.
  • Layout the elements of your story (text boxes, images, and sound clips) freely by dragging them or pinching to resize.
  • Add, reorder, or delete pages from your book.
Pioneer
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Calgary Herald
Free
News
The Calgary Herald app for iPhone and iPad keeps you up to date throughout the day with breaking local, national and international news, stories that come to life through a vivid photo and video galleries, and ways for you to comment and be part of news as it happens.
Pioneer
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Corky Deluxe
$1.99
Photo & Video
Corky has it all: buttons, patches, stickers, postcards. You can choose any photo from your library to display on your board. Choose a 3-D pushpin to hold your photo in place so that it won't fall off. Decorate and personalize photos.
Pioneer
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Doodle Buddy
Free
Productivity
Doodle Buddy allows you to finger paint with your favorite colors and drop in playful stamps. Connect with a friend to draw together over the Internet.
• Funny sounds paired with stamps are a blast!
• Doodle and stamp all over your own pictures
• Scribble inside fun stencils to draw perfect shapes. Get more stencils with Doodle Bucks!
• Text Tool with resizable text and four fonts
• Post your doodles on your Facebook page
• Draw with other users on the same WiFi network
• Text chat back and forth with your drawing buddy
• Send your drawings to friends via email
Pioneer
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Go Sky Watch
Free
Education
Easily and quickly identify and locate stars, planets, constellations and more by simply pointing to the sky. Your personal telescope to the wonders in the night sky. Go outside and explore the night sky.
Pioneer
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Grammar Up HD
$4.99
Education
Grammar Up is a multiple choice quiz system for English which provides over 1800 questions across 20 grammar categories. It can help learners to improve their grammar, word selection and vocabulary. Custom timer setting can assist learners to improve response times under exam time constraints. Provides real-time error-feedback.
Pioneer
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Infinote Pinboard
$2.99
*free lite version available
productivity
Infinote is a note-taking, 'to-do' managing, brainstorming app designed to take advantage of the iPad touchscreen.
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iThoughts HD
$9.99
Productivity
iThoughtsHD is a mind mapping tool for the iPad.
Mindmapping enables you to visually organize your thoughts, ideas and information.
Typical Uses:
• Task lists.
• Brainstorming.
• Project planning.
• Goal setting.
• Concept mapping.
• Course Notes/Revision.
Pioneer
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Leafsnap
Free
Education
Leafsnap is the first in a series of electronic field guides being developed by researchers from Columbia University, the University of Maryland, and the Smithsonian Institution. This free mobile app uses visual recognition software to help identify tree species from photographs of their leaves.
Pioneer
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LearnITapps
Free
Education
Each app takes students through a complete Algebraic Concept, teaching students step-by-step with animations and voice instruction. Our Apps are not designed as games or drills to simply test or exercise your knowledge. LearnIt Apps are made to fully teach the mathematical concepts presented in an interactive and engaging manner. Each lesson takes students through a 30-minute interactive tutoring session. Concepts and mathematical definitions are explained and checkpoints for testing students grasp of concepts are given.
Pioneer
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Mathboard
$4.99
Education
MathBoard features:
- Random problem generation (up to 250 questions per quiz).
- Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, Division, Squares, Cubes and Square Roots
- Includes One Step Equation style problems. e.g (6+x=12; x-8=2; 5x=25;)
- Number ranges are configurable from -9999 to 9999, including the ability to require certain numbers to be in each problem.
- Intelligent "wrong" answer generation makes guessing more difficult. Includes the ability to omit negative answers.
- A quiz can be timed, and timing can be set as a countdown timer or elapsed time.
- A quiz can be saved making it simple to replay a similar quiz or the same quiz at a later date.
- Wrong answers are reviewable with both the incorrect and correct answer visible (and equation displayed). You can even generate a quiz from just the wrong answers.
- Problem Solver for Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication and Division will explain the required steps to solve these types of problems.
- Quick reference math tables for Addition, Subtraction and Multiplication
Pioneer
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Max Journal
$2.99
Lifestyle
Maxjournal is a simple and elegant way to make a daily diary or journal, with extensive photo scrapbooking features. Create separate journals for any situation – personal, work, travel. Each journal has individual settings and password control.
In Maxjournal, you can add up to 30 photos for every journal entry. Photos can be added directly into your text, and positioned and rotated. The text will automatically wrap around your photos with no extra work on your part. Additional photos can be added to your journal sidebar, which is a great place to collect and organize photos that you do not add to your main text.
Pioneer
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Pearl Diver HD
Free
Education
Throw on your diving helmet, and head into the depths of the sea! Dive amidst shipwrecks and sunken ruins for the valuable pearls, maybe even the elusive black pearl. But watch out for that pesky electric eel!
  • Ideal for middle school and upper elementary students, grades 3-8.
Concepts:
  • Understand numbers, ways of representing numbers, and number systems.
  • Understand and represent commonly used fractions.
  • Understand fractions as part of unit wholes and as locations on number lines.
  • Compare and order fractions, and find their approximate locations on the number line.
Pioneer
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Planet Earth 3D
$1.99
Education
Planet Earth 3D is a great iPad app that can help you learn about our home more than ever before and easier than ever before. Everything is presented in an easy to read format. With a touch of you finger(s) you can rotate all the 3D models for better perspectives and making it easier to understand the concepts being explained. No Internet connection is required. So once downloaded, you can take it anywhere with you.
Pioneer
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Scrabble
$1.99
Games
• Play against a random opponent with a single touch
• Pass ‘N Play with up to 4 players
• Play against a friend on an iPhone or iPad
• Play solo against computer opponents
OTHER SMART FEATURES
• Become a SCRABBLE master with the exclusive TEACHER FEATURE - see what your best word COULD have been after every turn
• Play a game right from your Facebook mobile app
Use the in-game word list, built-in official SCRABBLE dictionary, or the exclusive Best Word feature to see your highest scoring choices.
Pioneer
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ShowMe
Free
Education
ShowMe allows you to record voice-over whiteboard tutorials and share them online. It’s a radically intuitive app that anyone will find extremely easy to use, regardless of age or background.
Pioneer
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Skitch
Free
Education
Use shapes, arrows, sketches and text annotation to get your point across fast. Mark up photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them with anyone you like.
Skitch lets you:
- Annotate: Add arrows, shapes and text to existing images
- Create: Draw something new
- Edit: Reposition, recolor and remove your annotations at will
- Share: Send your sketches and annotations over Twitter and email
- Present: Show your work in real time via AirPlay on Apple TV
- Remember: Save everything to Evernote for later
Use Skitch to:
- Sketch and share
- Point out objects and locations in a photo
- Brainstorm design ideas with your team
- Identify a point of interest on a map
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Spellboard
$4.99
Education
SpellBoard can generate a Word Search & Word Scramble puzzles from any spelling list. It allows you to create any spelling quiz in any language.
SpellBoard provides a fast and intuitive way for you to enter your list of spelling words. All you need to do is enter the word (correctly spelled), the grade level (1-12) and the spoken word (recorded via the iPads built in microphone). Optionally, you can add a written and/or spoken phrase. That's it! Now you are ready to study your word list and be quizzed on it.
Additionally, SpellBoard allows for multiple student profiles so you can track the performance of any student across any number of quizzes. You can also track how well multiple students perform against a particular quiz.
SpellBoard also has a study mode where you can walk through a quiz seeing and hearing the word and phrase. You can practice writing the word on the virtual white board or connect to Wordnik to get a definition for the word.
Pioneer
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Star Walk
$2.99
Education
Star Walk is a stellar augmented reality app that labels all the stars, constellations, and satellites you point your iPhone at. You can track the ISS, find out what constellation you’ve been looking at from your bedroom window and get a lot of exciting and educative information.
MAIN FEATURES:
- Augmented Reality for iPhone 4 and 4th gen iPod Touch
- Star Spotter - real time motion tracking tells you what stars are above you in the sky;
- Satellites Tracking - never miss ISS flying over your head again;
- Time Machine - see what the sky looks like at any moment in the past or future;
- Calendar of Celestial Events: plan stargazing without leaving your favorite app.
- Picture of the Day - stunning pictures from deep space;
- Night Mode - preserve your dark vision to see more stars;
- Search - wondering where Jupiter is right now? Arrow will guide you to it;
- Big Screen - connect a second display to view the sky on a big screen.
Pioneer
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Story Pages
$2.99
Education
StoryPages lets you create storyboard style pages with your drawing in a top panel and typed text in a bottom panel like a storyboard used during movie production. Draw in fullscreen (landscape or portrait) and optionally add a background to set the scene or use as a tracing template with transparency control. StoryPages can be used for sketching movie scenes, animations, and comics.
Pioneer
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WordBook XL
$2.99
Reference
WordBook is a comprehensive, quick and intuitive dictionary and thesaurus of the English language. It's a great combination of comprehensive contents and fast intuitive interface.
FEATURES that make WordBook stand out from other dictionary apps:
★ Professionally recorded pronunciation for every single entry
★ Word origin information (Etymologies)
★ Built-in spell checker with pop-up spelling suggestions
★ User's bookmark and note management
★ Unmatched sounds-like and wild card search and a powerful word puzzle solver
Other features:
  • 150,000 entries with more than 220,000 definitions, 70,000 usage samples
  • 23,000 root word origins (etymologies)
  • 120,000 pronunciation guides in International Phonetic Alphabet (IPA) and other notations
  • Spoken pronunciations (for all entries)
  • Built-in thesaurus and word links connecting words semantically
  • Unmatched index, wildcard, anagram search capabilities
  • Bookmark (with user's notes) and history management
  • Words of the Day: you get to learn new words daily, shake the device for new random words
  • Browser-like definition content navigation, ability to tap on any word in the content to look up its definition
  • Extending up to 5 web dictionaries to supplement built-in contents
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National Geographic- World Atlas HD
$1.99
productivity
This app is specifically designed for the iPad and puts National Geographic's best maps in your students hands.
Pioneer
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Bill Atkinson Photocard Postcards
free
photo & video
With this app you can create custom-designed postcards with your own photos or Bill Atkinson's nature photos (includes over 200 photos, 200 stamps and 400 decorative stickers). You can send the cards by email free of charge or have the app developer print and mail them for you for a fee.
Note: You can also record up to 60 second of a voice message to include on emailed postcards.
Pioneer
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Literary Analysis Guide
$2.99
Education
An excellent, intuitive literary analysis guide. It covers poetry, prose and rhetoric and uses an accessible design.
Graminia
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Video Star
free
Video
A simple-to-use videomaking application that allows students to make music videos with a variety of effects.
Graminia
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Guardian Eyewitness
free
News & Photography
A photo-based news application that teaches about photography and international news events. A great source of discussion/writing starters.
Graminia
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Poetry Creator
free
Education
A digital version of 'magnetic poetry'. Students select and drag from a 'word pool' to form poems. Works as a simple poetry introduction
Graminia
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World Factbook
$1.99
Reference
A reference application, which adapts the wealth of information from CIA World Factbook into an easy to navigate interface.
Graminia
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Eden
$0.99
Game
A 'sand-box' game which allows users to create/build worlds. Offers many of the features of the more-popular 'Minecraft' at a fraction of the cost.
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Apps Evaluated Through the Lens of Users who are Deaf or Hard of HearingThank-you to Alberta School for the Deaf for this critical evaluation* of apps.
*Note: a 5-star rating system has been used to rate each app's access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
App Name
Price
Category
Description of App
Access Rating
Suggestions for Use in an Inclusive Setting
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Math Party
$0.99(Note: free lite version available)
Education
This app is a multi-player mental math game where players must click on bubbles in the appropriate order. The screen is split in two for each player and each player can choose their own level of difficulty. There are 4 levels of difficulty.
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This app could be used to foster interaction between all members of a classroom. It is a fun way to practice mental math skills and develop relationships between classmates.
Curriculum Connections
Math
Strand: Number
  • compare and order numbers (1.5, 2.5, 3.3)
  • addition and subtraction to 20 (1.9, 2.9)
  • mental math strategies (1.10, 2.10, 3.10)
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Popplet
$4.99
(Note: free lite version available)
Productivity
Popplet is an app that allows you to capture ideas, using images and/or text, and to sort them visually. The paid version allows for several export options.
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This app is effective for allowing students to present their understanding of concepts or their ideas using pictures with or without text. This app can easily be used across subjects in a variety of learning activities with differentiated expectations to match the abilities of individual students.
Curriculum Connections
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1, C4, C5, C6, C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F1, F2, F3, F4, F5, F6)
  • Processes for Productivity (P1, P2, P3, P4, P5)
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences. (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts. (2.2, 2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information. (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication. (4.1, 4.2, 4.3)
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others. (5.1, 5.2)

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Spelling HD
$1.99
Education
This is an app that allows users to put in their own spelling lists, record the words in their own voices and practice them. It relies primarily on hearing for users to be successful with it.
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This may be an app that would be appropriate as an integration tool for differentiated instruction. The Deaf/Hard of Hearing student may use this app while their classmates are also using the iPads, in a different project or assignment.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts. (2.1)
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Bridgit
free
Productivity
This app works with the Bridgit program. It allows users to access an established meeting to participate. Users can control a Notebook file on the Smartboard from their iPad.
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A student may be better able to see an interpreter at the same time as the Smartboard presentation with this app. The interpreter could potentially sit across from the student, without having to stand at the front of the classroom, thereby being less obvious.
Curriculum Connections
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F1, F6)
  • Processes for Productivity (P3, P5)
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Draw Cast


free
Photo and Video
This is a simple drawing app. It allows users to create images that can be saved to a photo library to be exported into other apps. It also allows users to email their work.
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This app could be useful in allowing student to present their understanding of a concept visually. It could be used in conjunction with other apps to create a project in any subject area.
Curriculum Connections
Art
Component 10: Media and Techniques
  • F. Photography and Technographic Arts
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1, C5, C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F4)
  • Processes for Productivity (P1, P3, P4)
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The Free Dictionary
free
Reference
This is a free dictionary app that allows users to look up the meaning of words.
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This app may be helpful for students when trying to read or to find out the meaning of unfamiliar words.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts. (2.1)
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Toontastic
free
Education
Toontastic is an app that teaches key storytelling principles. It allows users to draw, animate and share their own cartoons.
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This app could be used in Language Arts to encourage reluctant writers to become familiar with the elements of story.
PLEASE NOTE: while highly motivating, this app requires spoken language and the ability to hear for it to be highly effective. Therefore, it may not be an app that is truly accessible for a Deaf or Hard of Hearing student.
Curriculum Connections
Art
Component 10: Media and Techniques
F. Photography and Technographic Arts
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1, C5, C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F4)
  • Processes for Productivity (P1, P3, P4, P6)
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.3)
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Polycom
free
Business
Polycom is a video conferencing app that allows the user to join into video conferences from their iPad.
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This application could open up the possibility of a deaf student being able to access certain courses in American Sign Language that may be offered through video conferencing. They may also be able to access core subjects in American Sign Language through VC, which would allow the student to remain in their community school for the majority of subjects.
Curriculum Connections
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F4, F6)
  • Processes for Productivity (P3, P5)
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Hands-On Math Base TenBlocks
$1.99
Education
Hands-On Math: Base Ten Blocks is a virtual math manipulative app where users can explore place value concepts and learn addition and subtraction with regrouping. Whole numbers and Rational numbers to the Hundredths can be represented.
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This is a clear and visual way for students to understand the concept of place value. It could be used to help introduce math concepts to any student who has a visual learning style.
Curriculum Connections
Math
Strand: Number
  • Illustrate, concretely and pictorally, the meaning of place value (2.7, 3.5)
  • demonstrate an understanding of addition and corresponding subtraction (1.9, 2.9, 3.9)
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Coolibah
Coolibah
free
Lifestyle
This is a scrap booking app which allows users to take pictures from their photo roll and add simple text in a variety of fonts.
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This would be an appropriate app for creating a visual presentation project in any subject. It allows some text to be presented with the pages.
Curriculum Connections
Art
Component 10: Media and Techniques
  • F. Photography and Technographic Arts
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1, C5, C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F1)
  • Processes for Productivity (P1, P3, P6)
Language Arts
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.3)
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Quintura Kids
Quintura Kids
$2.99
Education
Quintura Kids is a visual search engine for children with a content filter and safe browsing. It presents users with a limited number of links for information, presented in a clear and visual way, without a lot of clutter.
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Students that may be overwhelmed by large amounts of text can use this app to research and browse for information.
Curriculum Connections
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1, C6, C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F1, F4)
  • Processes for Productivity (P5)
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Skill Builder Spelling
Skill Builder Spelling
$0.99
Education
Skill Builder Spelling is an app designed to allow students to create up to 10 spelling quizzes. There are two modes available to practice/test spelling; the classic mode which is similar to the "look, cover, write, check" approach and jumbled.
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Students could use this app to practice spelling individual word lists, which can be adapted to match the level of each student.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts. (2.1) Use strategies and cues
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Screen Chomp
Screen Chomp
free
Education
ScreenChomp allows students and teachers to create a sharable, replay-able video (screencast) that tells a story, relays a concept, or shares/reviews ideas.
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This app can be used to capture ideas visually in any subject. It allows students to record their ideas sequentially, and can be replayed. students could use this app to work collaboratively.
Curriculum Connections
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1, C4, C5, C6, C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F4)
  • Processes for Productivity (P3, P6)
Language Arts
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.3)
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Comic Book
Comic Book
$1.99
Photo and Video
ComicBook! is a full featured comic book creation app. Realistic comic styling with a wide selection of image filters, comic fonts, customizable captions, a library of classic comic graphics and dozens of multi-panel page layouts.
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This is an app that allows students the opportunity to be creative and share their ideas, using a highly motivating medium that does not require a lot of writing. Students can use pictures of real life events to create projects or demonstrate their understanding.
Curriculum Connections
Art
Component 10: Media and Techniques
  • F. Photography and Technographic Arts
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C1, C5, C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F1)
  • Processes for Productivity (P1, P3, P4, P6)
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.3)
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Whiteboard HD
Whiteboard HD
$4.99
Entertainment
Whiteboard offers real-time collaborative picture creation. It allows two iPads to connect via Bluetooth or Wi-Fi.
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This app could be used to partner students for mind mapping activities or for developing social connection between peers. There is no text option however students are able to manipulate the drawing tools (color, line width).
Curriculum Connections
Art
Component 10: Media and Techniques
  • F. Photography and Technographic Arts
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C4)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F1)
  • Processes for Productivity (P3)
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.3)
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others (5.2)
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Anytube Lite
Anytube Lite
free
Education
Anytube Lite is a video podcast player that allows the viewer to speed up or slow down a video podcast.
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This app would allow a student with a mild hearing loss to adapt the speed of a movie or video to allow them the best opportunity to understand the content. It would be used to slow a video to allow an interpreter to pace their signing, which could allow for a clearer and more accurate presentation of content.
Curriculum Connections
Information and Communication Technology
  • Communicating, Inquiring, Decision Making and Problem Solving (C7)
  • Foundational Operations, Knowledge and Concepts (F1)
  • Processes for Productivity (P3)
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My Editing Buddy
$1.99
Education
This app is a simple word-processing app with added features for sharing and editing work.
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This app is presented in a simple way using editing marks, allowing users to add these marks on the actual document. It could be used in peer or self-editing situations or to teach editing marks to a whole class.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.3)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information ( 3.3)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.2)
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others (5.2)
Sentence Builder for iPad
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Sentence Builder for iPad
$5.99
Education
Sentence builder is an app designed to help students to recognise and build grammatically correct sentences.
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This app would be beneficial for any student in a class who is learning English as a second language. It allows for individual practice in building grammatically correct sentences and strengthening reading skills.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.2)
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Middle School Math
$3.99
Education
This is a math application that provides practice in several middle school math skill areas. Students can work with data, place value, or ordering numbers as a few of the activities included with this app.
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Students can benefit from individual practice of skills. Many games in this app have a variety of levels of difficulty, and students can, to some extent, work at their own ability level, while using the same app.
Curriculum Connections
Math
Strand: Number
6.8, 7.6, 8.6
Patterns and Relations
4.5, 4.6, 5.2, 5.3, 6.1,6.3, 6.4, 7.1, 7.2, 8.1,
Shape and Space
4.3, 5.2
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Moon
free
Education
This is an app where students can observe the phases of the moon as well as learn fun and interesting facts about it. It allows you to research information about the moon at any date in the past or future.
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This would be a good resource for a research project about the moon, or for a student who is interested in this topic.
Curriculum Connections
Science
6.C Sky Science
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Age of Conquest Lite
free
Strategy
Age of Conquest is a medieval risk-like turn-based strategy game where you take the reins of a budding empire and struggle against fellow empires for control of Europe.
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This app could be used in Social Studies courses to develop a deeper understanding of a variety of different topics. Students can use this app to see the consequences of actions and for making decisions.
Curriculum Connections
Social Studies
Strand: Power Authority and Decision Making
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Glow Burst Lite
free
Games
In this app the objective is to burst the glowing numbers as fast as you can from lowest to highest.
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This app would be good to use as a quick fun math warm up in a class, or as an activity to use for early finishers. It is played independently.
Curriculum Connections
Math
Strand: Number
3.3, 4.2
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Clibe
free
Productivity
Clibe is a writing or journalling app. It allows the user to import images, add text, or draw. The user has the option to change paper or pen styles.
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This app is effective for allowing students to present their understanding of concepts or their ideas using pictures and images with or without text. This app can easily be used across subjects in a variety of learning activities with differentiated expectations to match the abilities of individual students.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.2, 4.3)
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others (5.1)
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BuzzCards
free
Utilities
BuzzCards is an app designed to help deaf people communicate more easily with people who don't know sign language. This app works like a deck of flashcards that can be customized to match the needs of the user.
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This app could be used to enable a signing deaf peer to communicate his needs with peers or teachers who do not sign.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
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Pages
$9.99
Productivity
This is a word processing app. It features document templates and allows users to edit Word documents and share Pages documents in Word format. Files can be imported from Mail, the web, a WebDAV service.
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This is a relatively sophisticated word processing app, which could be used in for written assignments, and projects in any subject.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.2)
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Book Creator
$6.99
Books
This app provides a simple way for the user to create iBooks right on the iPad. It allows the user to add pictures from the photo roll or from the internet, as well as add text on the page. It has a variety of fonts. Audio can be added, either voice or music. Books can then be shared in iBooks and by email or DropBox. It is indicated that video will be added in a future update.
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This would be a motivating app for students to use in any subject to complete a written presentation which could then be shared easily. The promise of video would allow a signing student to add ASL narration to their project as well as text.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.1, 2.2, 2.3, 2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.3)
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PaperHelper
$1.99
Education
PaperHelper splits the iPad's screen into two. One side is a document writer and the other is a web browser page. The user can have their source and their document side by side. There is a button that adds the web page to the document for easy referencing. This app allows saving to the cloud and sending by email or printing.

This app would be good for using to teaching research skills and appropriate use of web resources. It saves students from having to switch from one app to another.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.3, 2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
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NFB
free
Entertainment
NFB features over 1000 movies to watch on the iPad. Movies can be downloaded to watch off line for up to 48 hours. There are a lot of Canadian movies on a variety of topics on this app. It features a kids' channel with fun and educational content for kids.
*Note There does not seem to be an option for captions on these videos.
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This app could be used in a variety of different subjects, depending on topic area, and using video could meet a number of curricular objectives. This app could be used to introduce a new topic or to provide students with information visually, rather than through text.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
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World Map for iPad
free
Reference
This app offers the following: - Political World Map
- World Time Zones
- Easy map switching
This app does not require an internet connection. The maps are stored on the iPad.
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This is a simple app that offers colourful world maps in political and world time zone format. This can be used for reference activities in conjunction with Social Studies.
Curriculum Connections
Social Studies
Connecting with the World
  1. 3.1 Communities in the World
  2. 3.2 Global Citizenship
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TapQuiz Maps
free
Education
TapQuiz Maps is a geography game that asks the user to identify a specific place on the map. It is set up as a game, where speed and accuracy are the goals.
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This app could be used as a quick warm up activity in Social Studies or as a way to learn the geography of the world.
Curriculum Connections
Social Studies
Connecting with the World
  1. 3.1 Communities in the World
  2. 3.2 Global Citizenship
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Build-a-Body
free
Education
In this app, users choose organs from the organ tray, drag and drop them in their correct position within the body to build the digestive system from the pancreatic duct up to the large intestine.
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This highly visual app would appropriate for use in Health class, while discussing the digestive system. Students are timed while putting the parts of the digestive system together. This could be used as a class warm-up or a quick quiz for students.
Curriculum Connections
Health
Personal health W-3.H, 4.5
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Magic Sketch
free
Productivity
This is a notebook app that allows the user to input text manually using a variety of marker tools. There is no text typing tool. The user can create any number of notebooks. There are eight different pre-defined page layouts for the user to choose for their notebook, including lined, columned and graphed paper. The different styles of pages can be used in any of the notebooks.
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This app could be used in any of class. Students could use this app as a digital notebook for keeping notes in different subjects. The different paper styles lend themselves to different subjects easily.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.2)
PixStop NFB
PixStop NFB
pixStop
free
Education
PixStop is an app for developing stop motion movies. It has user-friendly interfaces and offers three uncaptioned video tutorials. Up to 10 000 images can be used to create a stop motion movie.
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Students could use this app in many subjects to create a visual project in the form of a movie. This allows the user to express their understanding, without having to use written English.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.3, 2.4)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.2, 4.3)
iHighlight
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$0.99
Productivity
This app allows the user to download a PDF and highlight it with the swipe of a finger. Documents can be added directly from the internet. This app also allows users to highlight a sections of text, which are then withdrawn from the document and can be emailed or printed.
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This app could benefit students in learning to take notes, or to read for and identify important information in any subject area. It could also be used by a teacher to reduce the amount of reading a struggling reader might have to do.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.1, 3.2, 3.3)
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Skitch
free
Productivity
This app allows users to use shapes, arrows, sketches and text annotation on photos, screenshots, maps, and webpages then share them with with Evernote or Airplay. Documents can be emailed as well.
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This app could be used for labeling diagrams or maps.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 3
Social Studies
Dimensions of Thinking
  • 3.S.1 Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking
Communication
  • 3.S.8 Demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy
  • 3.S.9 Develop skills of media literacy
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Edmonton Journal
free
News
This is an app that carries many of the stories in the current edition of the Edmonton Journal.
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This app could be useful in Social Studies when studying current events in our community or the world.
Curriculum Connections
Social Studies
Dimensions of Thinking
  • 3.S.1 Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking
Communication
  • 3.S.8 Demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy
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Beyond Textbooks: Pearson World History
free
Education
This app is a companion to the Pearson textbook and requires an authorization code for full access. The games are set up in a quiz style and connect students to the content they are learning in each chapter.
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This app could be used to help students solidify their understanding of the concepts learned in their text book, or to allow teachers to assess students in a less formal way.
Curriculum Connections
Social Studies
Connecting with the World (3.1, 3.2)Alberta: The land Histories and Stories (4.1, 4.2, 4.3, 5.1, 5.2, 5.3)
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Corky
$1.99
Photo and Video
Corky is a virtual 'cork board' that allows the user to add their own pictures, post-its, stickers and other decorations. Individual cork boards can be archived.
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This app would allow students to use photos saved to their photo roll to create a visual project without needing a great deal of written English. This could be used in a variety of different subjects.
Curriculum Connections
Social Studies
Dimensions of Thinking
  • 3.S.1 Develop skills of critical thinking and creative thinking
Communication
  • 3.S.8 Demonstrate skills of oral, written and visual literacy
  • 3.S.9 Develop skills of media literacy
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English Idioms Illustrated
free
Education
This app offers illustrated explanations for many English idioms.
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This app would be beneficial for any student who does not yet understand English idioms. It is illustrated, which would benefit any visual learner.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences (1.1, 1.2)
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts (2.3)
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.2, 3.3)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.2)
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Calculator for iPad
free
Utilities
This calculator is both a simple and complex function calculator (by turning into landscape).
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This calculator could be used by any student in math classes; depending on activity and purpose.
Curriculum Connections
Mathematical Processes
  • Select and use appropriate technology tools to solve problems
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Flashcards+
free
Education
This is an app that has pre-made flashcards, allowing the user to customize decks as well. This app only allows words to be added to flashcards.
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Students benefit from repeated practice of concepts. This app allows students to customize based on their own learning needs.
Curriculum Connections
Health
Learning Strategies: 3.1, 4.1, 7.1
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Type on PDF free
free
Productivity
Users can both type or write on PDF forms and then export them as PDFs via email or to any other app that accepts PDF. This version also includes powerful image tools to allow you to place images from clipboard, camera, or library right on the PDF page.
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Students can input PDF copies of text or textbooks. Students could then use this app to summarize important information from the text and make notes about what they are reading. For students with limited reading ability, this app could be used to adapt how much a student has to read, while allowing them to have access to the entire PDF.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information (3.3, 3.4)
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication (4.1, 4.2, 4.3)
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$0.99
Games
This game is a pattern recognition game that increases in difficulty with each level.
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This app would make an excellent math warm up, or for reinforcing concepts in patterning.
Curriculum Connections
Math











































Evaluation of Apps that Include Sign
*Note: a 6-star rating system has been used to rate each app's access for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
App Name
Price
Category
Description of App
Rating
Suggestions for Use in an Inclusive Setting
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ASL Translate
ASL Translate
$2.99
Education
This app is intended to take English phrases and change them into American Sign Language.
*Please note: this app is unable to change English phrases into grammatically correct ASL and presents the ASL signs in English word order which is not accurate American Sign Language
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This app could be used for hearing peers to communicate with a Deaf student who already has some level of fluency in ASL. This app could allow these students to interact with each other in small group/paired settings that do not require a high level of discussion or language use. It may also allow hearing peers to learn a few ASL phrases to communicate with Deaf peers.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others
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Signlex
Signlex
$4.99
Education
This is an American Sign Language app that provides a video for each sign. It is set up for using a variety of search methods. Users can look alphabetically, using the ASL handshape, or by categories. There is a free version to explore which contains 99 signs.
*Please note: this is an American app – therefore, some signs are not the same as the ones used in Canada.
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A student with a high level of ASL fluency could use this app to learn the signs for English words. For a student who is not yet a fluent ASL user, there is an image option which provides pictures in categories, then expands this to include pictures of objects, their English spellings and a video of a native ASL user signing the word.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others
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ASL for iPad
$4.99 (pro version available through in app purchase)
Education
This is an ASL vocabulary app. It is organized by category with illustrations and written descriptions of the signs.
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This app could allow students in the classroom to learn some basic signs for communication with their ASL using peer. The user would have to have a fairly high level of reading ability to use this app effectively.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others
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Sign Language Pro
$1.99
Education
This app has ASL words and phrases commonly used in everyday life. It is organized by categories, and has lesson for ASL grammar as well. Phrases are presented by Deaf individuals through video. English voice over is provided for the phrase. The phrase is then signed without voice and more slowly for beginning users.
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This would be useful for a beginning user of ASL as well as for a more fluent one. Hearing peers could learn conversational phrases to use with their signing peer, and an moderately fluent ASL user could learn more about appropriate grammar usage.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others
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Lazy Town
$2.99
Education
This is a digital children's book that narrates stories using animations, video clips, music and songs. It is based on the LazyTown T.V. series and is intended for a young audience. It tracks text using different colours. It also includes an ASL narration of the story that pops up in a video box.
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This book could be used in language arts classes as a focus story. It allows the ASL user to have the same access to the story as those who can hear.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others
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ASL-Phabet Free
free
Productivity
This is a fingerspelling app. It allows the user to type a series of letters in English and have the app present a picture of the signed alphabet letter.
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This could be used to foster basic communication between a signing peer and his classmates. It could also be used as a way to practice weekly spelling words.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others
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Walk the Plank in ASL
free
Education
This app is a hang-man style game where users are required to guess the correct letters associated with the sign presented.
*note: I found this game to be confusing as the woand that was the answer did not seem to be connected with the sign presented.
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This app could be used to introduced vocabulary in ASL and English, and could be a fun way to develop rapport between students.
Curriculum Connections
Language Arts
General Outcome 1
  • Explore thoughts, ideas, feelings and experiences
General Outcome 2
  • Comprehend and respond personally and critically to oral, print and other media texts
General Outcome 3
  • Manage ideas and information
General Outcome 4
  • Enhance the clarity and artistry of communication
General Outcome 5
  • Respect, support and collaborate with others














So what's on the iPad for the student in your class with a Hearing Impairment?