Monday, December 16, 2013

#AppMondayTAS - ABC - Magnetic Alphabet HD

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ABC - Magnetic Alphabet HD (iPad Only, $1.99)

Reviewer Comments
ABC Magnetic Board is an engaging app that can be utilized to address many different skills. It is so versatile that teachers want to purchase for use with their students it once they see it!
This app mimics the magnetic letters we grew up with and used on magnetic boards or refrigerators. It consists of sets of upper case letters, lower case letters, numbers, shapes, and signs. It also has toy magnets sets related Spring, Summer, Snowy Winter, Christmas, Halloween, Party, Garden, the Russian, Korean and Thai alphabets. When a user taps a letter, American and Russian, the name of the letter is heard. This app also includes 9 backgrounds, some of which are magic and animate when completed! What a fun reward that is engaging and motivating for users.
With these magnets, teachers can address patterns, sequencing, alphabet skills, spelling, visual memory skills, visual planning skills, counting, mathematical operations and much more! Teachers can also determine how the interface will appear, from simple to busy, depending on the needs of the student.
We have found that many students can benefit from using this app. We have used this app to address sequencing the letters of a name with a number of students. One student worked intently on matching letters on a template. Though the interface was busy, this student mastered that task and increased his time on task.
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