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Kidpedia

Screen Shot 2013-11-23 at 3.27.58 PMThis app provides students with a way to explore the names of a variety of objects not only in English, but also in Spanish and French.  In each category, students can tap on an object that appears across the bottom of the screen.  The app will state its name in the language selected from the Settings menu (only one language can be selected at a time).  After tapping an object, students can drag it across the screen to begin a simple animated sequence.  The graphics are very visually-appealing and the voiceover is pleasant (and can be made as loud or soft – or even muted – as necessary).

The categories are:

  • Alphabet (with an example word for each letter)
  • Numbers (0 – 9)
  • Shapes
  • Colors
  • Animals
  • Fruit
  • Space
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Wooords

Screen Shot 2013-04-16 at 4.48.44 PMThere are a plethora of word/vocabulary apps out there.  This is one of the better ones for two reasons.  One, it has a very simple (yet attractive) user interface.  There aren’t any constraints such as grids or spaces.  Two, it’s appropriate for users of many ability levels.  All words earn points; of course longer words and more complex words earn a higher number of points.

You can choose from 3 game modes: Classic, Daily Words, and Word Jam.

Classic – The app’s description, “The one and only original set of puzzles.  Battle your way through 60 random levels as they increase in difficulty.”  In this mode, you can also select a theme of puzzles (such as Food and Jobs).  Additional theme puzzles can be obtained via in-app purchases.

Daily Words – The app’s description, “Compete with players around the world, each day you are given a new set of letters to test your skills.”

Word Jam – The app’s description, “Obtain the required number of points without running out of time to advance to the next round.”

After selecting a game mode, it’s quite simple to begin making words and earning points.  The user interface resembles a white slate with letters that resemble refrigerator magnets.  Just slide the letters together to make words and watch your points rack up.

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