Halloween Fun with Toca Boo

Toca Boca offers several fun, kid-safe apps with loads of open-ended play experiences.  The company believes in “the power of play to spark kids’ imaginations and help them learn about the world.”  They design their products from children’s perspective to “empower them to be playful, creative, and to be who they want to be.”  One […]

Montessorium’s Intro to Letters

Intro to Letters by Montessorium is an app that teaches children how to trace, read, write, and record letter sounds, names, and phonograms in English.  The app is based on the proven Montessori methodology. The Montessori Method was developed by Maria Montessori who was a scientist and educator.  She discovered that because children are innately […]

5 popular apps using VoiceOver

VoiceOver is a built-in screen reader found on Apple devices.  When using VoiceOver, users can access Macintosh or iOS devices with spoken descriptions and, when using the Mac, the keyboard.  This has made the devices accessible for users with visual impairments, as well as those with dyslexia. If you visit the App Store now on […]

Mouse Timer – Visual Timer App

Looking for a fun timer for your child or student who doesn’t yet understand the length of time?  Mouse Timer from LITALICO expresses the length of time using a cute little mouse gnawing on apples. Finding the right timing tool for students can be challenging.  This is especially true for those with autism or others […]

5 Resources for Reading Comprehension

Reading comprehension has always been one of my biggest challenges in school.  When I began studying to become a special education teacher, I quickly learned it can be even harder to teach.  Fortunately, there are several apps and products available to help teach or practice this skill. Before discussing the five resources, let’s first define reading […]

Introducing Apple’s HomePod

After Amazon Echo’s raging success over the past few years, many tech companies are creating their very own smart speaker home assistants.  Google’s version of the home assistant was introduced near the end of last year.  Now, Apple has finally introduced their own smart speaker: the HomePod. Apple describes their new product as follows: HomePod is […]