Curriculum App Reviews - Special Needs
Title: Alien Buddies
Publisher: ArtGig
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  Alien Buddies is a highly engaging app that teaches children matching skills in many different areas including shapes, colors, numbers, sizes etc.  Little aliens help along the way.  This is a game designed for younger children.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  American Sign Language Mini Dictionary
Publisher: Everyday ASL Productions
Available For:  iPad, iPhone, iTouch, Android
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  This is an excellent app for ASL!  There are thousands of words that you can look up to learn the sign.  When you click on the word it will show you a video of someone doing the sign which is very helpful!  I highly recommend this app if you would like to learn ASL.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools


Title:
Angles
Publisher: AppCentre Ltd
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:   Angles is an amazing app that children love.  It helps students understand the concept and use of angles.  The game uses colorful images of animals to teach children absolute position of angles.  There are 15 different levels. My math class of special education students loves this game and they are getting better at angles because of it.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:
Another Monster At The End of This Book
Publisher: Sesame Workshops
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  Another Monster at the End of This Book is a wonderful interactive story from Sesame Street.  It is the sequel to There's A Monster At The End of This Book.  This book stars Grover and Elmo in an adventure to get to the end of the book.  Highly interactive and engaging.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Basic Math
Publisher: Poh Oon Ng
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Another no frills app that teaches math facts.  Even though this app does not have a lot of frills, it is a class favorite.  Choose any operation, any difficulty, and any number of questions.  Students will have a blast trying to beat their previous high scores.  This was one of my first apps and continues to be one of the most used.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Beginning Sounds Interactive Game
Publisher: Lakeshore Learning Materials
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Beginning sounds is a fun little game in which students match beginning sounds to the pictures.  Kids will love the interactive activities.  Free until December 31, 2011.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: BehaviorTrackerPro
Publisher: Marz Consulting
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $29.99
Review:   BehaviorTrackerPro is an amazing app that allows anyone to track specific behaviors for your students.  This app makes it absolutely easy to track frequency, ABC data, high frequency behaviors and interval recordings.  The price is a little steep but the results are worth it.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:
Bookworm
Publisher: PopCap Software
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $2.99
Review:  Do your students struggle with creating words?  Bookworm is an exciting game that allows students to create words.  Letters drop from the top of the screen and pile up.  Students are then able to create words by dragging their fingers over the letters.  Letters have to be connected to form words.  Watch out though!  Fire letters appear and if you don't use them, they will eventually end your game.  How many points can you score?  This game is addictive. My own classroom has a challenge board to see who can score the most points.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: BrainPop Featured Movie
Publisher: BrainPop
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  BrainPop is an oldie but goodie when it comes to educational videos on the Internet.  Tim and Moby bring educational videos and quizzes to you in this wonderful app.  Each day, there is a new movie.  You will not have access to all of the BrainPop movies but one per day is pretty cool.  Great app.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Build a Word - Easy Spelling with Phonics
Publisher:  Natasa Gajic
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $2.99
Review:     Build a Word is a simple app that allows children to spell over 600 words.  It breaks things down into short vowel words, long vowel words, sight words and you can easily create your own spelling list.  There is a practice and quiz mode.  This app gives your students immediate feedback as to correct and incorrect answers.  This app is also great for special education students who need modified lists.  This app is highly engaging and wonderful for students.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Caster: Mobile Studio
Publisher:  Gregory Maculo
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free version available, Full version $4.99
Review:    Caster Mobile Studio allows teachers and students of all content areas to create podcasts.  Podcasting is an engaging way for students to explain what they know through easy audio recordings.  This app makes this even simpler with the use from either an iPod Touch or iPad.  Podcasts can be shared via email, Dropbox, or your own school's server.  Tired of giving the same old paper and pencil tests?  Have your students create a podcast instead!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Cloud On
Publisher:  Cloud On, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Cloud on is a free app that allows you to create, view, and modify Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint files directly on your iPad. There are many other apps out there that allow you to do this but I have not seen one that is free. The documents you create are easily shared to a Dropbox account (which you will need to set up). This is also free. This app could be used in any class that creates documents. Awesome app for creating those digital portfolios.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Coin Crazy
Publisher: George White
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  Coin Crazy is another great app for learning and reviewing the counting of coins.  This continues to be a class favorite.  Kids are given a pile of coins and they have to match the value with the values listed below.  Not many frills but a good app.  There are better apps in the app store for $.99.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Coin Math
Publisher:  JT Teh
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:    Coin Math is a highly engaging and interactive way for students to learn about money.  Students will learn what the front and back of all coins look like, learn about the U.S. state quarters, learn how to match coins, learn how to add coins, learn how to add different coins, learn how to pay for items and learn how to make change.  This is one of the most important skills we can teach our children and this app does a great job making this skill fun and interactive.  Great for younger students and special education students who struggle with money.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools
Review:  Very good math app for coins.  I use it weekly in my high school resource room.  I like that there are different levels and options for each. I mainly use the shopping feature which allows my students to 'buy' items, make change, and count the coins.  There is also a neat matching feature.
Submitted By:  Tyler Belew, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Count Money
Publisher:  Innovative Investments Limited
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  This is another app for counting money.  Much like other apps that match money, this is a highly interactive game that kids will love.  This game will allow you to add your own voice to learn money in a personal way.  This is not the best money app but for $.99 it is worth the money.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools
Review:  This app is very useful for students who need extra practice with making change.  This would be great for elementary teachers in a currency lesson, or special education teachers with students needing more work with handling money.  You can work in a quiz mode that is timed for speed, or go more slowly without the timer.
Submitted By:  Thomas Marshall, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Counting Bills & Coins
Publisher: K12, Inc.
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  Free
Review:   Counting Bills and Coins lets students practice identifying and solving math problems with money.  Count, match, and make change with coins and bills up to $20.  This is a fun and engaging game that my students love.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Dexteria-fine motor development
Publisher: Binary Labs
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $4.99
Review:   Dexteria is an app that contains therapeutic hand exercises that improve fine motor skills for children and adults.  I have used this with children who have difficulty gripping a pencil, handwriting and writing speeds.  Dexteria also creates performance and usage reports that can be emailed to anyone.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Dragon Dictation
Publisher: Nuance
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:   This app allows you to speak into the iPad and it will type your speech into text. This is great for those students who struggle with typing, but they have to be able to speak clearly for it to translate properly.  The app turns speech into emails or it can be cut and copied into a document.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools


Title: eClicker Host
Publisher: Big Nerd Ranch
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $9.99
Review:   eClicker Host is a wonderful app that turns iPods into a classroom performance system.  Students will beg to take tests on their iPods.  Students will get instant results after each question.  Teachers can create their own questions that correspond to their own curriculum.   You will also need to download the eClicker app (free) for each iPod. This is a wonderful app and one of my most used and highly recommended apps.  I love it.  Kids love it.  You will love it!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Baseball Multiplication
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Do your students like baseball but hate multiplication?  Everyday Math has created a fun way to review and learn your math facts with baseball.  This is an engaging video game that kids love and they actually are learning multiplication at the same time.  Play versus the computer or versus a friend.  There are 2 different versions of this game (1-6 facts) and (1-12 facts).  I highly recommend this game.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Beat The Computer Multiplication
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Beat the computer is a simple game in which the student tries to beat the computer to the answer of a multiplication problem.  Students will love the challenge of racing against the clock.  This game practices multiplication facts 1-10.  Have fun!  Can your students beat the computer?
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Equivalent Fractions
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   This app is a good way to practice fraction concepts and relationships.  This highly visual app allows students to match equivalent fractions on cards showing halves, thirds, fourths, fifths, sixths, eighths, tenths, and twelfths. Cards disappear when matched and points are awarded.  Students love this game!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title:  Everyday Mathematics Name That Number
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  Is order of operations a drag for your students?  No longer!  Name that Number is a wonderful game from Everyday Math that is an easy way to practice computation and order of operations.  Students will use number tiles to build numbers sentences that equal a target number.  This game will make your students think.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Number Squeeze
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   Number Squeeze is an engaging app that makes students guess a number by hearing clues.  This number is less than 5.  This number is more than 2.  Kids will have a great time trying to guess the mystery number.  I would recommend this game for younger children because it gets really easy for the older elementary school crowd.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Everyday Mathematics Subtraction Top-It
Publisher: McGraw-Hill
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  If you have the Everyday Math program, you need to get this app for the iPod Touch or iPad.  This app is exactly like the subtraction top it game in the math series.  Players take turns dealing 2 digit number cards to each player, finding their differences and then comparing the differences.  Players score points for each correctly found difference.  The most points wins.  This is a highly visual and engaging way to learn subtraction.  This app is also available in the addition version which costs the same price.  It is not necessary to have the Everyday Math program to enjoy this app.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Explain Everything
Publisher: MorrisCooke Software
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $2.99
Review:  Explain Everything is an amazing app that allows users to simply explain everything.  Students can use visuals and their own voices to explain math problems, diagrams, pictures and everything in between.  I have used this app in my classroom of special education students to explain many things in multiple subject areas.  Engagement at its finest!  Students are so excited to show and explain what they know.  This app connects to Evernote for amazing online digital portfolios of student work.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: FastMath Facts
Publisher: Mark Neustadt
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:  FastMath Facts is a fun app in which students have the opportunity for timed practice for all math facts, algebra and order of operations.  At the end of each time practice, students get to make music as a reward.  My students love this app.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Fractions App by Tap to Learn
Publisher: June Infrastructure
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  This app is a fun, comic-like way to learn and review fractions.  Cartoon like pictures and explanations make learning fractions easy and fun.  The app also has links to the Khan Academy website for videos on fractions.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Fractions Kitchen
Publisher: Plainvue Software
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  This app is a great way to learn and review fractions. Students cook food items but can only move on to the next level when the food is cooked correctly. Students are asked fraction questions in order to cook. For example:  cook 1/4 of a dozen eggs. Students will then have to catch 1/4 of a dozen eggs. This game is engaging, interactive and highly motivational. I have been using this in general and special education classes for 2 years and it is still a classroom favorite.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Google Earth
Publisher: Google
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android
Cost:  Free
Review:  Wish you could take students on a field trip to see historical places?  Don't have the money?  Well, Google Earth could be the answer for you and your students.  Google Earth will take you on a virtual field trip to any location on earth.  This is a great app for social studies and science class but can be used in all subject areas.  Are you learning about the pyramids?  Take your students to see the pyramids.  Want to visit the birthplace of a famous writer?  The possibilities are endless.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: HomeBudget
Publisher:  Anishu, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Lite version is free, Full version is $4.99
Review:  This app is great when using with students discussing budgeting.  The lite version is really good for being free. It allows you to input all of your financial information for the month (expenses, bills, income, etc...) and even generates a chart at the bottom to track your finacne trends. My students liked it.
Submitted By:  Tyler Belew, Hamilton City Schools


Title:  iResponse
Publisher: TATE, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99, the Pro version is $4.99
Review:   iResponse is another classroom responder system.  Unlike other classroom responder systems, iResponse works in conjunction with your own laptop.  Using the wireless network in your school, iResponse allows teachers to create quizzes on the computer and "push" questions to their students immediately.  I also like the fact that teachers can create questions on the fly and push them to their students.  iResponse works seamlessly and the students love taking quizzes.  I have used this app many times to do quick comprehension checks during the teaching of the lesson.  This is wonderful for students who are afraid of answering out loud for fear of being wrong.  No one knows if a student got the answer correct except the teacher and the individual student.  NOTE:  the teacher laptop also needs to download the free iResponse software from their website.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Keynote
Publisher:  Apple
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $9.99
Review:   Keynote is Apple Inc.'s version of Powerpoint.  Keynote on the iPad is so user friendly you won't want to make presentations on any other device again.  Take pictures and videos from your iPad2 camera and add them to your presentations just like that.  Simple is the key phrase here.  Kids will love making presentations on the iPad and sharing them with others.  This app can be used for assessment in every subject area.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: LAZ Leveled Libraries
Publisher:  Language Technologies
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $6.99
Review:   The LAZ Leveled Libraries are a wonderful set of leveled readers ranging from level AA to R so far.  Each leveled library has around 8 or more different books.  I use these books with my students daily to practice reading on their ability level.  Kids love the engaging stories and I love the stories because there are questions at the end of each story for the students to answer.  I highly recommend these stories and these apps for your classroom.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Little Patterns
Publisher:  Innovative Investments
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99 Each
Review:    Little Patterns is a series of apps that allows children to learn and practice patterns in a colorful and engaging manner.  Your students will love trying to figure out which "item" comes next in the pattern.  The various apps in this series cover letters, shapes, animals, numbers, colors and range in difficulty from very young to older children.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Long Division Mathematics
Publisher: Esa Helttula
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone, Android
Cost:  $3.99
Review:  The Long Division app steps students through the long division method.  Each step in the division process is clearly displayed and animated.  Set types of problems up to 3 digit divisors and 5 digit dividends (including decimals), or input your own problems.  Speed and themes are adjustable, as well as customizable colors for visually impaired students.  Long Division Mathematics earned the highest rating by Educational App Review. Excellent for differentiating levels of problems so each student is challenged, yet supported, each step of the way.
Submitted By:  Rhonda Dickinson, South-Western City Schools


Title: Math Vs. Zombies
Publisher: Tap to Learn
Available For:  iPhone, iTouch, iPad
Cost:  $.99
Review:   Zombies seem to be all the rage lately.  From TV shows to video games.  Well, Math Vs. Zombies is no different.  Math Vs. Zombies is a simple game that pits you against zombies.  Zombie come at the player and the player attacks by completing math problems.  Your students will have fun attacking zombies and learning math facts.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Minute Math For Kids
Publisher:  Salvatore Parisi
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:    Minute Math is an app designed to help children with learning and memorizing math facts through timing and positive reinforcement.  The app allows for different operations, difficulty and hints.  My students like this app.  Awards are given for best time.  This app doesn't have many bells and whistles but it gets the job done.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Monkey Preschool Lunchbox
Publisher:  THUP Games
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:    This app was shared with me by the kindergarten teacher in my school.  She uses it all the time.  Her kids really love it.  I also downloaded it for my niece.  She also loves it.  This wonderful and engaging app teaches children about colors, letters, counting, shapes, sizes, matching and differences in six awesome games.  The goal is to pack the monkey's lunchbox while learning.  Your young children will be hooked on this game.  It is the #1 game for preschoolers in the app store for a reason.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Nike+ GPS
Publisher: Nike
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   The Nike+ GPS app is a great app that tracks running and walking miles.  The Nike+ GPS app is designed for iPhones.  The Nike+ app comes with all iPods standard and costs nothing.  If you use the Nike+ app that is free, you will need a receiver to get the app to work ($20).  I have used the app in school as a reward for good behavior.  Students who were well behaved were allowed to take the receiver and iPod outside at recess to see how far they could run.  Before I knew it, there was a class competition for running miles.  When runs/walks are uploaded to the NIke+ website, data of all runs and calories burned is shown.  This is a great data analysis activity.  Students will never look at data analysis the same way again.  I highly recommend getting this app.  This is truly an engaging way to put a real-life spin on math.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Numbers
Publisher:  Apple, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $9.99
Review:   Numbers is a great spreadsheet app from Apple.  This app on the iPad makes creating spreadsheets easier than ever.  I use this app daily in my class to keep track of grades, skills, and other information on my students.  The user interface is simple and elegant.  This is one of my favorite apps ever.  Kids in math class could use this app to create many types of tables and graphs.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Numbers League
Publisher:  Bent Castle Software
Available For:  iPad
Cost:  $3.99
Review:  Numbers League is a very interesting and engaging app for the iPad.  This game practices math facts and operations using super heroes.  Each player gets a chance to make super hero.  Each part of the hero (head, torso, legs) has a different value.  When the hero's body is completed, students find the value of the hero and using the total, try to eliminate villains who are worth certain values.  For example:  If your hero adds up to 10, you can get rid of the villain who is worth 10.  The game gets harder as more heroes join your team.  Multiple heroes can be added to get rid of larger villains.  The highest level involves addition, negative numbers and multiplication.  We use this game with the iPad connected to our data projector.  Students love seeing the game on the big screen.  They work as teams to win.  Amazing!!!
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Operation Math
Publisher: Spinlight Studio
Available For:  iPad
Cost:  $3.99
Review:  Do you like James Bond and Mission Impossible?  If not, I bet your students will.  This game is a James Bond style game in which students are the spies.  In order to complete missions, students must answer math facts.  Each answer unlocks a new door.  Hurry up though.  Time is running out.  Opportunities to upgrade clothing and gear are endless.  This game will definitely teach your students their math facts in an interesting and engaging manner.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Pearl Diver Pro
Publisher: New Mexico State University
Available For:  iPad
Cost:  Free
Review:  Interactive math game for lower level math students.  This helps with fractions and using a number lines.
Submitted By:  Sarah Distler, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Phonics Tic-Tac-Toe Interactive Games
Publisher:  Lakeshore
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Lakeshore has created another engaging app to help children learn their phonics in a fun Tic-Tac-Toe style game.  This game explores the vowel sounds, syllables and more.  Children will love the fast-paced nature of this game.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Pizza Fractions
Publisher: Brian West
Available For:  iPad, iPhone, iPod Touch
Cost:  Free and $.99
Review:  Who loves pizza?  I'll bet your students do.  This is a series of 3 apps designed to help children learn the basics of fractions in an engaging, food driven manner.  1:  Pizza Fractions:  Beginning with simple fractions (Free).  This app gives the basics.  2:  Pizza Fractions:  Comparing simple fractions ($0.99).  This app compares simple fractions using visuals.  3:  Pizza Fractions:  Basic conversions ($0.99).  This app begins to explain the process of simplifying and converting fractions.  My students love these apps and I highly recommend them all.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Pocket Change Workbook
Publisher:  Visual Learning Aids, Inc.
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $1.99
Review:   The app offers a variety of features such as coin recognition, counting money, identifying bills, and even money word problems.  My students use the app for counting, coin recognition, and the word problems.  They particularly enjoy the word problems. I would suggest this app to any teacher or support staff working with coin math.
Submitted By:  Tyler Belew, Hamilton City Schools


Title: Popplet
Publisher:  Notion Inc.
Available For:  iPad
Cost:  Lite Version Free, Full Version $4.99
Review:  Popplet is a cool little app that allows students and teachers to create simple graphic organizers.  There is nothing fancy about this app.  It is a simple and easy to use graphic organizer and that's it.  This is a great app for students who are just beginning to use graphic organizers and can be used as a great tool for digital portfolios.  There is also an internet based version of Popplet but it cannot work on iDevices due to their lack of Flash.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Prime Numbers
Publisher: ESS Internation Corporation
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $.99
Review:  This no frills app simply calculates if a number entered is prime or not.  It also lets the user know how many numbers between 0 and that number are prime.  That's it.  This app would be very helpful for special needs students who struggle with determining if a number is prime.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Spellosaur
Publisher: Justin Billingsly
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free, full version $3.99
Review:  Spellosaur is a great app for teaching students spelling words.  I have used this app with special education second graders and the results were great.  Input your own spelling list and the app does the rest.  Your students will get 4 different activities designed to help them learn the words:  listen and choose the word heard, complete the word's missing letters, unscramble the word, and spell the word heard.  After the activities the students can be tested. 
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: TapToTalk
Publisher:  Assistyx LLC
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  TapToTalk turns the iPhone, iPad, or iPod into a augmentative and alternative communication device (AAC). This app is able to give non-verbal children a voice. There are pre-loaded pictures for children to use to speak but if you like you can create your own AAC album for your individual child.
Submitted By:  Scott Dickerson, Hamilton City Schools


Title: The Numberlys
Publisher: Moonbot Studios
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  $5.99
Review:   I have been waiting for this app for a long time.  The Numberlys is the next "book" by Moonbot Studios.  This company made the book The Fantastic Flying Books of Mr. Morris Lessmore.  Wow.  The Numberlys is visually amazing and the story is wonderful.  Your students will love it.  The interactive pieces make the story even more engaging than it already is.  This "book" is well worth the price and should be on the iDevice of every teacher.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Trichotomy
Publisher: Plannerhead LLC
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free for lite version, full version $.99
Review:  Trichotomy is a cool app that allows students to practice their math facts and determine which answer is greater than, less than or equal to their answer.  Wonderful app for determining equality.  There are no frills in this app but your students will have fun.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools


Title: Units
Publisher: Alex Price
Available For:  iPad, iPod Touch, iPhone
Cost:  Free
Review:  Units is a great free app for converting one unit to another.  Want to know how many cups are in 15 gallons.  This app will tell you.  There are no special bells and whistles in this app but it is awesome.  I use it in my personal life as well as in school with the students.  Some times we don't need to figure out how to convert everything.  Some times we just need the answer.  This app will do this for you.
Submitted By:  Jonathan Smith, Canton City Schools