Entries into each section on this wiki will be structured so that this basic information is available. We will include the TITLE of the application, with a link to the broad description and rating on iTunes. The ICON is simply a screen shot of what will show up on the device. WHO describes the student you have used this particular app with. WHERE indicates whether the app was used at home, school, or in therapy. HOW describes the manner in which you used it. This is also the place to elaborate on other ideas for application. WHY/WHY NOT provides the contributer an opportunity to indicate the value of the app, whether they would use it again, and rationale for the opinion. We invite anyone else who has used the app to comment on anything about it... different whos, hows and whys....
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What: Tools4Students is a highly flexible app for supporting reading and writing. It presents 20+ graphic organizers for:
• Predictions
• Characters
• Compare / Contrast
• Word meanings, etc
Can e-mail results to teacher or save. Templates may be used over and over

Who: This app works well for elementary through high school, helping students organize their thoughts. For this summary, we’ll focus on sequencing.

Where: I’ve used this in several settings, mostly groups at school; however, it’s also ideal as a home activity.

How: For sequencing, choose a template such as:
a) Begin, Middle, End (of a story, process, etc).
b)Sequence Events 1 (charts 5 events in a story or process)
c) Sequence Events 2 (charts 9 events in a story or process.).
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Note: I love that the boxes expand when you click on them, so that students can see their notes in larger print..

Submitted by: Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
Additional Ideas:
Great value for the money!!
$ .99
Model Me Going Places
I used this app with a group of high school students from a self-contained classroom. I used this app to introduce the vocabulary and steps to daily routines. First, we would choose a routine (e.g., going to a restuarant) and listen to the whole story. Next, I would have the students retell the same routine using the story and their own experiences to highlight each step in the routine. We would write these down on paper. I would encourage them to expand their utterances to include verbs and descriptors by using the pictures from the app and gestures. This targeted their narrative retell skills, increased sentence length, use of functional vocabulary, and sequencing skills.

This app is also good to target:
Appropriate behaviors during selected routines
Role-playing statements or phrases used during routines (e.g., ordering food, saying "thank you" when receiving food).

Submitted by: Lisa Gray, M.S. CCC-SLP
Additional Ideas:
I liked the real pictures and child’s voice of this app. The routines that were chosen were very functional and relatable. It's very versatile and can be used to target many different types of lang
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My Play Home
Who: This app works so well with preschoolers (modeling vocabulary) through school age students (using their devices to direct actions, writing a memoir about what they did that day). Look for several reviews, under different categories (Sequencing, Grammar / Syntax, Following Directions). For this description, we’ll focus on vocabulary.
a. Action Words: this app is ideal for teaching a wide range of actions, from core actions (get, put, find, turn) to more subtle action words such as feed and jump
b. Nouns: This app includes a range of noun options, including categories of family members, food, furniture, appliances, toys, and small items such as shampoo.
c. Prepositions: A range of prepositions can be practiced including: on, in, under, over

Where: I’ve used this in several settings, mostly small groups at preschool and elementary schools; however, it’s also ideal as a home activity.

How: Here's an idea for using this app to support sequencing.

1) Tell students that you’re going to work on sequencing. You’re going to ask them to tell you what happened first, next, and last.

2) If you’re working with students who use AAC, show them how to say FIRST, NEXT, THEN, and LAST.

3) Let students explore the play home for about 1 minute.

4) Now ask what happened FIRST, NEXT, and LAST. You might find it helpful to have visual supports of these sequencing words (e.g., a train, with engine, cars, and caboose).

5) Repeat this at least two more times, so students have more success with the task.

Submitted by: Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite

Additional Ideas:
This app so worth the bang for FREE! So much language for:
- speaking
- device practice
- writing

More Pizza!
I have used this app with multiple self contained classrooms with various diagnoses. This app is great for providing "repetition with variation." The students needed multiple ways to practice the sequencing steps of making pizza, and they absolutely loved using this app to practice, in addition to other activities, (including actually making pizzas). The app starts off with the student choosing a crust. There are many, many options to choose from. They then choose the sauce they want on it and are able to "spread" it across the pizza. Adding cheese is next (many to choose from), and then the toppings. When all of these steps are completed, they then choose to bake the pizza and set the timer. After the timer goes off, they are shown the pizza with all of the cheese melted. They then add seasonings! The option of choosing how many slices they want the pizza cut into is next. The sequence ends with the student choosing a slice, the slice is placed on a plate, and the student eats the slice with wonderful crunching sounds.

I projected the app onto a white board so all of the students could comment on what another student was creating. The students loved watching and commenting on what a peer was choosing for his/her pizza.

This app is also wonderful for the following:
-vocabulary, vocabulary, vocabulary!
-facilitate writing - we always saved our pizzas, then made a book out of them using the Story Buddy app. The picture can also be emailed directly from the app, or placed on facebook
-facilitiating spontaneous language - the students can make "silly" pizzas by choosing some of the unusual toppings and they loved talking about their silly pizzas. One litte boy wanted pickles on his pizza, and wanted to talk about pickles the rest of the day!
-fine motor
and many more!

Submitted by Patty Ashby, SLP
Additional ideas from others:
I checked out many pizza apps and this was definitely the best one out there. For .99 cents, it was definitely worth it.

"More Toast" is a similar app, only you are making toast!

More Toast!
1. TITLE --Pictello
2. WHO – k-3 language impaired and autistic children
3. WHERE – school in both group and individual speech therapy sessions, both
in the classroom and in the speech room
4. HOW - This application has wide potential, but recently, I've used it for
sequencing step-by-step crafts. I have an iPad 2, so I can take the pictures of
the steps either at school with kids assembling it, or at home prior to the
lessons. Depending on the ability level of the children, some can actually
either dictate the steps or type the step into the step-by-step story. Once the
story is made, other kids can use this to assemble the craft. There is
something about the iPad, the voice output, and the pictures on the screen which
really hold the attention of the children. In group settings, I've had 6
children-- attentive, taking turns, and filling in answers. They can predict
the next steps, and answer simple questions about previous steps. I have also
blogged about this a couple of times. Here is one blog entry:

Potential for further use is huge!!! I could go on and on about this app. In
the past, I assembled how-to books and recipes using powerpoint, and print
outs. This makes my work so much easier, but using a great piece of technology
that holds attention. It's wonderful!

Submitted by: Ruth Morgan, SLP at Ephesus Elementary
Additional ideas/comments from others:
As far as apps go, it's a bit more expensive, but well worth the price. For those who want the same stories in print, I've solved
this by capturing screen shots as jpg images. It is harder to put up on a
Smartboard, but the pros of this outweigh the cons.
Cookie Doodle
What: Cookie Doodle is an amazing app for supporting vocabulary. This app is like the elephant. Our PT looked at it and raved about the motor possibilities, and as an SLP, I see language, language, language!!

Who: This app works so well with preschoolers (modeling vocabulary) through school age students (using their devices to direct actions, writing about their cookies after, etc). Look for several reviews, under different categories. For this description, we’ll focus on sequencing.

Where: I’ve used this in several settings, mostly groups at school; however, it’s also ideal as a home activity.

How: For sequencing, follow this approach:
a) Choose a cookie or a recipe
b) Follow the directions, adding ingredients, rolling, cooking, and decorating, then eating; Take screenshot pictures at three points, so you can sequence the activities that THEY did!
c) Note: The secret is to talk it through, THEN let the student engage in the action, or request someone to do it for them
e) Eat the cookie or put it in the cookie jar.
f) Print out three pictures for a later sequencing activity.
g) Make a paper‘train’ with labels for the engine (FIRST), the car (NEXT), and the caboose (LAST)
h) Show the pictures and talk about what you did FIRST, NEXT, and LAST.
i) Sequence the pictures and re-tell what you did, practicing the oral language retelling.

TIP: Take time to save a photo for future writing, or e-mail it to someone.
TIP: Consider e-mailing the cookie, as another way to practice writing!
Submitted by: Dr. Caroline Ramsey Musselwhite
Additional Ideas:
This app is an incredible bang for LESS than a buck! So many uses for supporting speaking, listening, reading, and writing!
$ .99