Our Story for iPad

ourstoryforipad

Description

Reading, even in the digital age, is probably one of the most important skills that children acquire. It can be an important source of pleasure which also develops vital language and social skills. It is fundamental to most school activities, it can also open up new worlds and give access to the wealth of human knowledge.

This app that has been developed by child psychologists and other specialists at The Open University enables young children to take part in fun games which can help develop interests and skills that will be relevant to them when they start to read.

Where can I find out more? 
http://www.acecad.com.tw/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=40&Itemid=67&lang=en



TapTapSee

Description

TapTapSee is a mobile camera application designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired iOS users. The app utilizes the iDevice’s camera and VoiceOver functions to photograph objects and identify them out loud for the user.

TapTapSee enables the user to double tap on the device’s screen to photograph any two or three dimensional object at any angle, have it accurately analyzed, and defined within seconds. The iDevice’s VoiceOver then speaks the identification audibly to the user.

Moreover, TapTapSee includes the following additional features: Repetition of the last image’s identification, ability to upload images from the camera roll, share identification via Twitter, Facebook, text or email, rotor reader, flash toggle, and the ability to save the identified image to the camera roll with the attached tag.

Where can I find out more? http://www.taptapseeapp.com/

 


Assistive Express

Description

Assistive Apps presents Assistive Express, an affordable Augmentative Alternative Communication (AAC) Device, catered to people with difficulty in speech. The biggest challenge for such users when using AAC devices is the number of key strokes or hits required to construct any sentences, which can take up a significant amount of time to have a decent conversation with anyone. To overcome this challenge, Assistive Express is designed to be simple and efficient, allowing users to express their views and thoughts at the most express manner, with natural sounding voices. 

Where can I find out more? 
http://www.assistiveapps.com/index.php/apps/8-assistive-express



ChooseIt

Description

It’s easy to create decision making activities

and quizzes with ChooseIt! Maker 2.

The new version is even easier to use and has lots of new features. It turns your text, images and sounds into choice making activities and quizzes that are automatically accessible using a mouse, whiteboard, touch monitor, keyboard or switches. It’s great for helping switch users to learn to make choices using scanning techniques, as you can create lots of motivating activities in finely graded steps of progression.

You can share your activities too; the free Player version means children can even take their work home. The program includes many useful example files, including a selection of PCS symbols from Mayer-Johnson, and it allows you to import a wider range of image and sound files than ever before.

Where can I find out more?
http://www.chooseitmaker2.com/


My Class Schedule: Timetable

week long schedule

My Class Schedule

Description

Description

My Class Schedule keeps your student life organized!
This app will not only keep you informed about your upcoming classes, but also reminds you of exams and unfinished homework.The main feature of My Class Schedule is its timetable that shows your schedule for any particular day or week. Additionally there are many other helpful features, for example a grade overview with your average grades or the ability to automatically mute your phone during class.
No matter if you go to school or university, this easy to use app helps you to keep track of all related tasks.
Features:
★ Color-coded timetable (day- and week view; colors can be chosen freely)
★ Widget (sizes: 2×1, 3×1, 2×2, 3×2, 4×2; shows all remaining courses for the day) + DashClock support
★ Notifications for upcoming homework, exams and classes
★ Can automatically mute your phone during lessons
★ Supports timetables with A/B (and even C, D) weeks; just set the frequency of the lesson (for example to “every 2 weeks”) and the app automatically switches between the A/B weeks
★ Save as many courses, lesson times, homework and grades as you want; times can be chosen freely; grades can be weighted
★ Light and Dark Holo theme
★ Runs from SD card (note: widgets generally don’t work when running from SD)

Additional features available for users of the upgraded version (~$1.99):
★ Graphical timetable widget
★ Homework/exam widget
★ Cloud Backup & Cross-device Synchronisation

Where can I find out more? 
http://www.my-class-schedule.com/



iStudiez

Description

iStudiez Pro is…

…ORGANIZING YOUR SCHEDULE
Unique built-in planner lets you input and easy manage all types of schedules including classic, alternating (A & B weeks), rotating and block schedule.
Not only you can enter most common course details, but also add instructors with all related information such as office hours, affiliation, phone number and email address. As well you are welcome to add holiday periods and even cancel separate classes in case of outstanding events.
In addition, you are supplied with an expanded set of icons designed especially for iStudiez Pro to mark your class types and extracurricular activities. Color labels are available for your convenience to mark each particular course.

…FOLLOWING UP WITH YOUR HOMEWORK
Special section is dedicated to keep track of your homework and assignments. Whatever is the way you are used to manage your tasks, you will find it all in iStudiez Pro. Either you want to organize your assignments by date, by course or by priority, or sort them into pending and completed, you have all options at your hand.

…SUMMARIZING IT UP FOR YOU
Once your schedule is added, the summary of current classes and tasks is automatically reflected in Today view.
You’ll see list of events and assignments including all details such as event type, location, time left, class instructor, number of tasks pending and what’s next on schedule.
Courses reflected in Today view are easily modifiable in each and every detail.
Today icon always sticks you to the current date!

…TRACKING YOUR GRADE/GPA
This option is based on assignments (support of weighted/non-weighted assignments), and GPA calculator is available both for current and past semesters. Support of most world used grading scales (letter grades, percents, points).

…KEEPING YOU ALERT
You will always be up to date with pending tasks and upcoming classes and events with iStudiez Pro. The app boasts Push Notifications feature which allows you set general alarm time for your classes and separate alarms for each of your assignments and homework.
Setting the alarms is quick and smartly integrated within the interface of the app, so prepare to be the most resulting fellow ever with no special memorizing efforts!

…GUARDING YOUR DATA
No way you will ever lose your data if something’s wrong with your device. iStudiez Pro takes care of you and offers the option to back up your data by sending it to your e-mail address with tapping just one button!

Where can I find out more? 
http://istudentpro.com/



Brain in Hand

Description

 Brain-in-Hand supports people who find the organisation of daily life difficult. This may be due to Autism, Asperger’s Syndrome, or other conditions where the executive function of the brain is impaired, such as acquired brain injury, mental health issues or mild cognitive impairment in the early stages of Dementia.
Using a SmartPhone linked to a secure web site, we help people with these conditions to lead a more independent and fulfilled life.
Most of our work is initiated by organisations such as the NHS, Social Services, Schools and Colleges, businesses and third party practitioners who want to use their scarce resources more effectively so that they can provide help for more people.
Users of Brain-in-Hand range from children through to those in old age, as long as they can read written text, have basic skills at using a personal or tablet computer and are able to operate an easy-to-use system on a Smartphone.
Users also need a named Supporter who will help them to set up their own Brain-in-Hand and the support of one or more Mentors who will be available to answer a text message and provide practical support over the phone. Typically this is  done via a support organisation such as the NHS, a school or our own mentoring service, but can also be done by a family member or employer.
If you think that Brain-in-Hand is right for you or someone you care for, please contact us to find out more information.

Where can I find out more? 
http://www.braininhand.co.uk/



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