BridgingApps http://bridgingapps.org Bridging the gap between technology and people with disabilities Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:04:41 +0000 en-US hourly 1 BridgingApps Reviewed App | Simply Sayin’ – Medical Jargon for Kids http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-simply-sayin-medical-jargon-kids/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-simply-sayin-medical-jargon-kids/#respond Wed, 28 Sep 2016 17:04:41 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24143 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Simply Sayin’ – Medical Jargon for Kids is a valuable resource to help medical professionals explain common procedures and surgeries to patients and their families. Straight forward and easy...

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Simply Sayin’ – Medical Jargon for Kids is a valuable resource to help medical professionals explain common procedures and surgeries to patients and their families. Straight forward and easy to navigate, Simply Sayin’ can also help parents prepare their children for doctor’s appointments and medical procedures, thereby easing children’s fears and anxiety. The app incorporates teach back techniques to reinforce understanding of the medical information provided. All menus and content are available in English and Spanish.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Math Doodles http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-math-doodles/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-math-doodles/#respond Tue, 27 Sep 2016 14:15:50 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24123 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: A standards-aligned app perfect for students from first grade through sixth grade of all abilities, Math Doodles introduces four challenges that provide mathematical practice within a fun math setting....

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A standards-aligned app perfect for students from first grade through sixth grade of all abilities, Math Doodles introduces four challenges that provide mathematical practice within a fun math setting. The math puzzles allow users to play, explore, and experiment with math concepts, while developing and strengthening their strategy and problem solving skills.

Using the Math Doodles app, students are encouraged to become familiar with twenty-two different ways of representing numbers, such as numerals, tally marks and words. Children gain a deeper understanding of math concepts and thinking, which will help them understand future concepts more easily. Math Doodles challenges are designed to allow for multiple solutions and strategies. Each game is leveled to allow learners of various levels to play and learn.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Goodreads http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-goodreads/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-goodreads/#respond Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:00:00 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=18544 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Goodreads is a motivating literacy app for discovering, sharing and tracking books. This app is great for students, educators and even older adults. Using the app in the classroom,...

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Goodreads AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Goodreads is a motivating literacy app for discovering, sharing and tracking books. This app is great for students, educators and even older adults. Using the app in the classroom, teachers can facilitate literacy discussions. We have seen students who normally dread reading more motivated after joining Goodreads. They seem to enjoy adding books to their list, rating and reviewing, and participating in the book groups.

A Goodreads feature we like is ‘shelves’. You start with three default shelves (read, currently-reading, and to-read), but you can also create your own bookshelves. Shelf names range from classics and coffee-table-books to childrens-lit and sci-fi — you can create any category that suits your personal taste. Parents of special needs children may enjoy books on the Popular Special Education Books Shelf.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Pillboxie http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-pillboxie/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-pillboxie/#respond Fri, 23 Sep 2016 14:00:33 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=19677 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Pillboxie is an easy way to remember your meds. It’s as simple as dropping a pill into a pillbox. Establishing a home-based “pill program” and medication routine can be...

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Pillboxie AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Pillboxie is an easy way to remember your meds. It’s as simple as dropping a pill into a pillbox. Establishing a home-based “pill program” and medication routine can be complicated and confusing. With many people taking multiple medications, prescribed by multiple physicians, dispensed at multiple times, and containing multiple instructions, medication management is a common source of stress for patients and caregivers. The Pillboxie app can be a part of simplifying and organizing that process.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Starfall Pumpkin http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/starfall-pumpkin/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/starfall-pumpkin/#respond Thu, 22 Sep 2016 11:00:19 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=22002 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Starfall Pumpkin is an early learning app for creativity, math and fun. Children enjoy choosing a pumpkin and designing a face, weighing pumpkins on a scale and collecting their jack-o-lanterns...

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Starfall Pumpkin AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Starfall Pumpkin is an early learning app for creativity, math and fun. Children enjoy choosing a pumpkin and designing a face, weighing pumpkins on a scale and collecting their jack-o-lanterns for a prize. This app is a great fall themed app for children between the ages of 2 and 8.

Starfall Pumpkin app is super easy for children explore and play independently. The graphics are cute and engaging. All of the early learners we reviewed this app with enjoyed making the pumpkin faces.

Starfall Education is a trusted name in early learning technology and Starfall Pumpkin is a wonderful themed addition to their app collection of learning games.

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BridgingApps Featured App | Waze – GPS Navigation, Maps & Social Traffic http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-waze-social-gps-maps-traffic/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-waze-social-gps-maps-traffic/#respond Wed, 21 Sep 2016 14:00:15 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=20816 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app has been updated. Using the app, drivers or passengers in the area share real-time traffic and road information to save time and...

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Waze Social GPS, Maps & Traffic AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Waze is a community-based traffic and navigation app has been updated. Using the app, drivers or passengers in the area share real-time traffic and road information to save time and gas.

Child Reminder, a new feature of Waze, will appear once the vehicle reaches its destination by displaying a reminder not to forget a child in the car. The customizable notification means that the user can set a reminder for more than just children once they reach their destination: a reminder for a pets, groceries, or simply something that they need to remember to do after a long car trip.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Wheels on the Bus http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-wheels-bus/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-wheels-bus/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 15:52:26 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24093 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive, easy to use app for children as young as 12 months. Early learners will enjoy singing, playing, listening, learning and discovering...

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Wheels on the Bus is a fun, interactive, easy to use app for children as young as 12 months. Early learners will enjoy singing, playing, listening, learning and discovering while using the app.

This app encourages interactions between a child and adult as you can sing along together whilst exploring the different animations. There is the option to hear the song in different languages (English, French, Spanish, Italian and German). There is also the option to listen to different musical instruments (violin, cello and piano trio). And, you can record yourself singing the song and listen back which makes it fun for children who love to sing nursery rhymes, or more engaging for children who would like to hear a familiar voice in an app.

The Wheels on the Bus app was trialed with children diagnosed with autism and typically developing children. All of the children who have used this app love the moving animations and the lively music, keeping them engaged for long periods of time.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Map My Fitness+ – GPS Workout Trainer for Fitness, Step and Activity Tracking http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-map-fitness-gps-workout-trainer-fitness-step-activity-tracking/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-map-fitness-gps-workout-trainer-fitness-step-activity-tracking/#respond Tue, 20 Sep 2016 14:20:23 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24088 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Map My Fitness+ – GPS Workout Trainer for Fitness, Step and Activity Tracking is a well developed and established app that functions with a GPS to track and document...

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Map My Fitness+ AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Map My Fitness+ – GPS Workout Trainer for Fitness, Step and Activity Tracking is a well developed and established app that functions with a GPS to track and document physical activities of its users. However, with many other excellent features Map My Fitness+ can be an interesting and unique tool to encourage physical activity and to decrease sedentary time for both children and adults with disabilities. The paid version of the app (+ version) includes three distinct features: an ad-free experience, music controls within the app (currently only available for iOS users), and an integrated camera for pausing to take photos. Occasionally, the paid app is on sale or free for promotional periods on the app stores.

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Parenting Special Needs Magazine | Handy Tools Parents Will Love http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/parenting-special-needs-magazine-handy-tools-parents-will-love/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/parenting-special-needs-magazine-handy-tools-parents-will-love/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 17:02:20 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24083 Back to school shopping can be simultaneously exhilarating, sticker shock producing and full of hopeful possibility for a new beginning. We know that getting organized, dusting off that IEP from the pile you have avoided since June and preparing to...

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Back to school shopping can be simultaneously exhilarating, sticker shock producing and full of hopeful possibility for a new beginning. We know that getting organized, dusting off that IEP from the pile you have avoided since June and preparing to meet your child’s teacher top your to-do lists.

We at BridgingApps find that making lists, using visual cues and taking notes can help us feel prepared and empowered to tackle back to school madness, but we must acknowledge that we -and our children- approach the art of preparedness in different ways. Vive la difference! Taking into account individual preferences, learning styles and a variety of strategies that help us all cope, we have pulled together some practical tools for learning that appeal to many styles and won’t break the bank.

Read our full article in the September/October 2016 Parenting Special Needs Magazine. And, be sure to subscribe to the free digital magazine.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Kidspiration Maps Lite http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-kidspiration-maps-lite/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-kidspiration-maps-lite/#respond Fri, 16 Sep 2016 13:00:14 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24080 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Kidspiration Maps Lite was designed to help kids organize and classify information, work on sight words and expand ideas into written and verbal expression. Using this lite version of...

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Kidspiration Maps Lite AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Kidspiration Maps Lite was designed to help kids organize and classify information, work on sight words and expand ideas into written and verbal expression. Using this lite version of the app, kids can work with up to five diagrams to create maps, edit and stylize content, transform diagrams to outlines, and try out the built-in activities to help them understand what they are learning. It is a great app for classroom or individual use brought to us by the same company that brought us Inspiration Maps.

This app works well with kids in lower elementary grades or older kids who need more visuals for organizing their thoughts. We have trialed this app with kids who have learning disabilities, autism and speech delay.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | aacorn AAC http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-aacorn-aac/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-aacorn-aac/#respond Thu, 15 Sep 2016 14:39:19 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24076 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Aacorn AAC is a unique AAC (assistive communication technology) app for children. Using a different approach to helping kids communicate, Aacorn replaces the outdated grid of folder layouts used...

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aacorn AAC AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Aacorn AAC is a unique AAC (assistive communication technology) app for children. Using a different approach to helping kids communicate, Aacorn replaces the outdated grid of folder layouts used by first generation AAC apps and devices with a new research-based design for children that is much easier to use. The app enables users to learn and use rich language including grammar. Aacorn may be helpful for special needs users who are non-verbal or have speech and/or language disorders.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Stay Quit Coach http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-stay-quit-coach/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-stay-quit-coach/#respond Wed, 14 Sep 2016 15:00:56 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24068 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Stay Quit Coach provides you with tools to help you quit smoking. This app was designed for Veterans, Service Members, and others to provide education, tools, and support for...

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Stay Quit Coach AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Stay Quit Coach provides you with tools to help you quit smoking. This app was designed for Veterans, Service Members, and others to provide education, tools, and support for you to stop smoking. There is even a section for those times that you may return to smoking after quitting. This app may benefit those users who want an evidence-based approach to smoking cessation that is mobile, private, and accessible on demand. The app is appropriate for seniors and adults.

This app is really user friendly, person-centered, and clear. The way the app allows you to personalize it was a great benefit. You decide why it is important to quit, what your triggers are and how to cope with them, when you receive motivational messages, and can set up who you can call to help you through this process. The app mentions you can use it on your own or with a healthcare professional, which is another benefit. BridgingApps recommends the Stay Quit Coach app for individuals looking for a portable, evidence-based way to get information, tools, and support to quit smoking.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Capti Narrator http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-capti-narrator/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-capti-narrator/#respond Tue, 13 Sep 2016 14:00:50 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=16409 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Capti Narrator is an assistive technology app that allows users to browse the web and add content to a playlist to be read aloud. Originally designed for individuals with...

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Capti Narrator AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Capti Narrator is an assistive technology app that allows users to browse the web and add content to a playlist to be read aloud. Originally designed for individuals with visual impairments, the app is now being used by anyone who enjoys the convenience of collecting web content to be read aloud at a later time.

Creator Yevgen Borodin describes this app as providing “freedom from the screen”. We have used the Capti Narrator app with middle and high school students who have processing disorders, speech delays and autism. It has also been extremely helpful to adults with visual impairments, physical impairments and traumatic brain injuries.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | Sentence Maker Free http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-sentence-maker-free-2/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-sentence-maker-free-2/#respond Mon, 12 Sep 2016 14:41:20 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24051 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: Sentence Maker Free is an interactive game app for early learners. With this app, children are exposed to sight words and models of fluent reading, while developing their syntax...

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Sentence Maker Free AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

Sentence Maker Free is an interactive game app for early learners. With this app, children are exposed to sight words and models of fluent reading, while developing their syntax and fine motor skills. The interface is so simple to use that even a very young child will delight in moving their first words around the page.

We have used this app with children between the developmental ages of 3 and 8 with diagnoses of autism, speech delay and Treacher Collins Syndrome. It is very easy for the older kids who are good readers. We also used it for sentence building and reinforcement for using multi-word utterances.

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BridgingApps Reviewed App | iAdvocate http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-iadvocate-2/ http://bridgingapps.org/2016/09/bridgingapps-reviewed-app-iadvocate-2/#respond Fri, 09 Sep 2016 17:22:05 +0000 http://bridgingapps.org/?p=24048 BridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site: iAdvocate is a helpful tool for parents to use as a resource to help them advocate for for their children with special needs in the educational environment. It was...

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iAdvocate AppBridgingApps just published the following BridgingApps Reviewed App on the site:

iAdvocate is a helpful tool for parents to use as a resource to help them advocate for for their children with special needs in the educational environment. It was developed by Syracuse University to be used as a quick summary or reference of best practices, key ideas, and strategies for parents working collaboratively with educators. iAdvocate is free and available for both iOS and Android devices.

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