iPad iRead: New Dimensions of Reading

Idea Sketch- FREE Idea Sketch lets you easily draw a diagram – mind map, concept map, or flow chart – and convert it to a text outline, and vice versa. You can use Idea Sketch for anything, such as brainstorming new ideas, illustrating concepts, making lists and outlines, planning presentations, creating organizational charts, and more!


Dragon Dictation FREE

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. In fact, it’s up to five (5) times faster than typing on the keyboard.


Talkulator FREE

Everyone should learn counting and arithmetic, now you can in 7 languages!
Speak the numbers in English, French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, and Dutch.
Do arithmetic: addition, substraction, multiplication, division and learn to pronounce all in seven languages.



Read 2 Me is the FIRST AND ONLY iPhone App that allows full speech synthesis for an entire library of texts. You can even import you own URL based *.txt files straight into your bookshelf!


I Know Phonics FREE

These are actually a series of five apps for iPhone: ABCs, Consonants 1 and 2, and Vowels 1 and 2. It’s the only complete phonics program that I found, plus it’s super cartoony and fun. It’s got word search, picture-word match, vibrant stories, and more. Most phonics apps don’t go any farther than the basics, but this series goes deeper. Not to mention, they are beautifully done.


 Montessori Crosswords 1.99

★300 different word-picture-audio combinations
★ When a letter of the alphabet is touched, a phonic is played according to the word displayed
★3 levels of phonetic difficulty appropriate for ages 3 to 8 (as defined in the Montessori method)
★Level 1 displays simple words for beginning readers (contains only short vowels sounds).
★Levels 2 and 3 automatically create multi-word crosswords in tens of thousands of different combinations, encouraging unlimited repeat play.
★ Focus on a single phonic and select only the words that contains that phonic (44 categories)
★21 Fun and colorful interactive visual effects are displayed when a word is completed. Visual effects animate and change as they follow your child’s touch.
★Also included is a Movable Alphabet that allows open-ended activities for young children learning their letters. Letters can be rotated and resized to add to the fun.
★Packed with animations and sounds to create a fun and enjoyable experience!
★Children can play alone or with a parent. Includes instructions on how to use the game as an educational tool.
★Choose capital, lower-case or cursive letter display.
★Universal App – works on your iPhone and iPad


I Spy Phonics 1.99

Beginning readers can have a lot of fun with this one. A personalized treasure hunt with reading at its core, kids spy things around them that start with a certain sound. They can take pictures of the objects, record their voice saying the word, and add it to the I Spy Phonics library. It’s got all the appeal of handing a kid a camera and saying go crazy, only with a cool phonics twist. You’ll start out with a small picture library for you add on to. The narrators have a lovely British accent.





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