Mar 162012

Bob Wasden, our SEDC Autism Specialist, is getting a new iPad today. I bet that this is the first app that he’ll install!

This app will help you find apps specifically designed for use with and by people diagnosed with autism, Down syndrome and other special needs. Apps are searchable in over 30 different categories, and can be further filtered by price, rating and supported device.

Mar 162012

Sketchpad Explorer

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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Released: Aug 02, 2011
  • Version: 1.0.0
  • Size: 2.9 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller: KCP Technologies, Inc.
  • ?? 2011 KCP Technologies, Inc.

Requirements: Compatible with iPad.Requires iOS 3.2 or later

Geometers Sketchpad is an amazing desktop application for Math teachers to help visualize math and make it tangible for their students.

Now, it looks like they have an iPad version with included activities and workbooks for elementary math, early algebra and geometry – and it’s free!

Mar 162012

Thanks to Theresa Wilson for passing this article along to me. There are some fantastic rubrics here to evaluate educational apps for mobile devices based on relevance to the curriculum, ability to customize, level of student feedback, encouragement of thinking skills, level of engagement, and performance sharing.

Also included in the article are other app evaluation tools from around the country. If you are using the iPad, iPod or other app-driven mobile devices in your classroom, this is certainly worth a look.