ChooseIt! Education App Bundle

I mentioned Inclusive TLC on last week’s iClick post.  You’ll probably hear more about the company in future posts as they offer a wide assortment of assistive technology products.  They offer switches, hardware, software, apps, and more — all designed to benefit those with special needs.  I’m going to cover their ready-made ChooseIt! apps available as a bundle on the App Store.

ChooseIt! Education App Bundle:

The ChooseIt! Education App bundle features three activity sets.  They are each based off of Inclusive Technology’s BETT award-winning ChooseIt! Ready-made software.  The bundle offers a comprehensive coverage of K-5 curriculum in the following subjects:

  1. Literacy
  2. Numeracy
  3. Science
1. ChooseIt! Literacy:

First up is the ChooseIt! Literacy app.  The Literacy app covers “eight different key areas to help develop and consolidate basic skills and takes a traditional approach to phonics.”

chooseit! literacy app

What it covers:

  • Listening skills
  • Initial sounds
  • Recognition of written letters
  • Initial blend sounds
  • Recognition of written blends
  • Tricky high-frequency words
  • Everyday words

ChooseIt! Literacy Features:

  • Accessible using touch or single and two-switch scanning.
  • “Designed by experienced teachers to provide a structured approach to basic literacy using tried and tested approaches to phonics where required.”
  • More than 250 activities with over 5,000 pages of simple multiple choice activities.
  • Basic, consistent interface makes it user-friendly for users of all ages and abilities.
  • Minimal distraction layout keeps child on task.
  • Ideal for learners with visual and perceptual difficulties.
  • Ability to save results to the camera roll.
2. ChooseIt! Numeracy:

The ChooseIt! Numeracy app includes over 230 activities with over 6,000 pages of simple multiple choice activities.  The activities map directly to pre-numeracy and numeracy targets.

chooseit! numeracy

What activities cover:

  • 25 activities cover color, 2D and 3D shape, positional words, opposites, sequencing shapes, and time awareness (non-clock time).
  • 21 activities cover matching and recognition of geometric 2D and 3D shapes, sequencing shapes, counting sides, nets, weight, length, capacity, and planes and symmetry.
  • 32 activities “designed to give pupils revision in their knowledge learned in practical lessons about numbers 1 to 3.”
  • Graded activities covering comparison of quantity, counting sets of objects, counting on, numeral recognition and matching sets to numerals.  They are broken down in three different ways:
    • 1. Numbers 0 to 5
    • 2. Numbers 5 to 10
    • 3. Numbers 0 to 100
  • 24 activities around time, from times on the hour up to counting on and back in units of 5 minutes, and everything in between.  
    • Many time activities allow users to choose between analogue or digital clocks.
    • There is even an activity on weeks, months, and seasons.

 ChooseIt! Numeracy Features:

  • Accessible using touch or single and two-switch scanning.
  • Designed to provide a structured approach to basic number and space concepts and associated language.
  • Clear spoken and written questions.  Use the speaker button to repeat question.
  • Basic, consistent interface makes it user-friendly for users of all ages and abilities.
  • Minimal distraction layout encourages student to stay on task.
  • Real voice recorded audio to model good pronunciation.
  • Can notify when child is ready to move on, or if he or she needs more practice or should try easier activity.
  • Ability to save results to camera roll.
3. ChooseIt! Science:

The ChooseIt! Science app contains over 160 activities with 3,000+ pages of simple multiple choice activities.

chooseit! science app

What activities cover:

  • 32 simple activities which introduce topics of humans, animals, and plants.  A few cover the environment.
  • 38 slightly harder activities which “develop the knowledge gained from the previous activity set.”
  • 30 activities cover materials from everyday life and their properties.
  • 31 activities cover topics of earth and space, light and sound.

ChooseIt! Science Features:

  • Accessible using touch or single and two-switch scanning.
  • “Designed by experienced teachers to provide accessible resources for pupils with a range of special needs.”
  • Ideal for students with visual and perceptual difficulties.
  • High-quality recorded audio models good pronunciation.
  • Ability to save results to the camera roll.

Visit the Inclusive TLC website to learn more about their apps and other products available.