Adventures with Calendars 5

Anyone who is driven by a schedule knows how important it is to have a good calendar.

For me, having a good calendar that would cross platforms and work seamlessly with my work and personal calendar was necessary. Having it work on my desktop, iPad, and iPhone all together – so I could update one and they all update – was critical.

A few months ago, my superintendent suggested I try Calendars by Readdle. I liked it enough to buy it for $4.99 and never regretted it…But it wasn’t absolutely perfect. It didn’t have my tasks or to-do list in there. It wasn’t as neatly organized as I wanted with coordinating my calendars…But it was far better than the generic iPad calendar app. I really liked it. That is until I found… Continue reading

Adventures with TRC

Smarty Ears Applications recently released The Therapy Report Center (TRC). I am pleased to do a review on this great little app.

First, let me explain what it isn’t… it isn’t a game, it isn’t a therapy activity, and it isn’t an expensive therapy tool.

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Adventures with Conversation Builder – Teen

There are many apps available for speech-language therapy…particularly for the younger student. However, it’s not just younger students who need speech-language therapy. Then what do we do?

There are a few developers that offer activities for older students – Tactus Therapy offers TherAppy apps for adults that could be used for teens…Smarty-Ears offers apps for older elementary that could be used for teens (particularly Language Adventures, Social Quest) and soon to be released Language Empires….But until now there hasn’t been one designed for to help teens with conversation skills (at least not that I know of). Conversation Builder – Teen definitely fills a gap and in a fantastic way!

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Adventures with TherAppy

As you most likely know by now, I don’t work with adults. But, every once in a while an app comes along that is just too good not to talk about. If I worked with adults, this (these really) would be must haves. As it is, these are great skill builders for my students that are a bit older (or who annoyed me and now have to work without a game! wait…did I say that outloud?).

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Adventures with Tenses – App Review

I am currently attempting (and I mean attempting) to teach the concept of tenses to a couple of my students. So, when I was approached by the President of the Mobile-Education Store, to review their newest release Tense Builder, I couldn’t help but accept. When I saw all it could do, I nearly wept for joy.

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Adventures with PB

No…not Peanut Butter…the Other PB.

Also known as…Free Code…Free Code…Who Wants a Free Code?

Yes, you heard me…I have not one, but two codes for Preposition Builder to give away.  Oh, you’re not familiar with Preposition Builder? Okay…Let me review it first – and then I’ll give you the details for the give away. This one will be fun!

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Adventures in PA

No…Not Pennsylvania…Phonological Awareness!

Also known as: Where do I start with this kid so he can learn to read?

No matter how much we try to avoid it, the start of the school year is either here or just around the corner. Now, be honest, no matter how much you love your job there is a bit of melancholy that school is beginning, winter is coming (I know that part causes me despair!) and it’s about time to get to work.

Today I’m going to review a handy app that is wonderful for SLPs, Title Teachers, and SPED teachers alike. Intrigued yet?

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Adventures with Story Pals

I’m always on the lookout for something that helps with comprehension…any kind of comprehension. Or Fluency… When I find an app that I can use for both, I’m ecstatic. Granted, that doesn’t happen very often.

Recently I downloaded a new app called Story Pals. I’ll be honest and say, I was a bit skeptical at first. Heck, if I’m totally honest, Continue reading