Thursday, October 3, 2013
I was part of the Mosaic Reviews team that took a look at iTooch Apps by eduPad. They offer a variety of products:
iTooch Elementary Grades 3 to 5
Language Arts, Math and Science - all Common Core Aligned
iTooch Middle School Grades 6-8 - Common Core Aligned.
Math, Language Arts and Health (Grade 6)
iTooch French as a Foreign Language - Grammar, Vocabulary and Pronunciation - Preps for the DELF exam
iTooch TOEFL - Prep for the TOEFL exam through Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing Questions.
iTooch SAT - Critical Reading, Math, Biology and US History practice for the SAT exam.
All of these Apps are available for a variety of platforms - Apple, Android and Windows (Windows 8 and RT tablets). The basic App is free with samples and in App purchases are usually $4.99 each for more content and tests. Complete grades are $9.99 on the iPad for Elementary Grades.
We tried the 6th Grade Language Arts App. It gave us some samples to get a feel for the program. .
The Trial gave us two free activities in Reading - Writing and Composition - Grammar - Vocabulary Booster and Communication. It was very easy to use - the prompts are great and the visuals are clear but not overwhelming.
I believe it would make a nice supplement to any curriculum and a good review tool at a reasonable price. I would like to see it enabled for text to speech as it seems to help my auditory learners tremendously to have that feature.
To see what other Team Members had to say about this product please check here.