Movement, Animation, Video

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Tube Box

This app is available for both iPad and Android. I used it during a workshop when I was at a school with no WIFI. I connected it to my YouTube account and then downloaded videos for off-line viewing. It worked very well. At school, I found I had difficulty adding/downloading videos for my middle school student because our school WIFI restricts YouTube. Since this app relies on content from YouTube, I had to take the device home to get the videos loaded into the app. I love that many other apps provide ways to upload stories and other creative presentations to YouTube. This allows us to use videos we created or created by others that have specific content that we can use to support learning. I like using the LeapFrog videos and other songs with phonemic awareness from YouTube for literacy activities. I use other funny videos to elicit conversations and practice with communication devices.

Submitted by: Deanna K Wagner, MS/CCC-SLP
Additional ideas/comments from others:
I paid $2.99 to use this app on the iPad and tried the free version on the Android. I had some difficulty getting the videos to play without WIFI, so upgrading is probably a good idea. Overall, the interface was easy, and using playlists makes it a safe option for parents. With Guided Access enabled, they can really take control of which videos their children can watch.