Monday, May 27, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - Bitsboard

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Bitsboard - Education, Games, and Flashcards for Learning Reading, Spelling, and more
iPad only - Free

Reviewer Comments
This is a very useful app for a variety of purposes. The app allows a parent, educator or therapist to design boards that can be made into a variety of activities including flash cards, photo touch, word reading, matching words to pictures, true or false, multiple choice quiz, and a spelling bee. The app tracks progress and advances the player to the next level based on data collected.
The app contains an extensive catalog with tens of thousands of pictures covering hundreds of topics. You can also add your own photos and organize them into sets. The large number of pictures available within the app free of charge sets this app apart from similar apps.
This app can be used for vocabulary development, second language learning, reading practice, spelling practice, a simple communication board and receptive language skills. The activities/boards can be customized to goals and/or themes easily for individualized education.
We have used this app with children between the ages of 3 and 12 and would be appropriate to be used with teenagers and adults. The children we have used the app with have diagnoses of cerebral palsy, autism, PDD, speech delay and dyslexia.

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