Learn with Homer


A fun educational app for Primary and Pre Primary students. Discover animals at the zoo, mammals, birds and other exciting tours. Create, draw and record messages in a Playhouse. As well as discovering stories, poetry and nursery rhymes.
With options to have these read to you or read along, there is something to discover and enjoy for everyone in this nice app!


Colourful and engaging!


Gripcase for iPad mini and the GripBase Stand



If you own an iPad mini, there are possibly particular reasons you were drawn to it - size, lightweight, could fit into smaller hands? If you are giving an iPad mini to slippery fingers you want to make sure it is protected without adding too much additional weight!
Gripcase for iPad mini is the ultimate iPad case for maximum durability, protection and portability. 
It keeps your iPad mini lightweight but fully protected in the most vulnerable parts of your iPad mini. 
A "crumple zone" acts a shock absorber during an impact, and also allows you to get a good half on your device. Ideal for the iPad mini if it's being placed into smaller hands!
The Docking station (compatible with all types of iPad) is a good solid structure, that also has the added benefit of amplifying sound from your iPad mini if placed correctly in the stand. 
Both are available from http://www.gripcase-usa.com
You can also still avail of a Gripcase for the iPad. Check out the review here




SoundBrush - LeafNotes Inc.


An app that will appeal to both the musician and artist in you. Soundbrush allows you to draw to create music. You have a selection of instruments to draw for piano, strings, flute and synth. 


To create you draw on the screen. Double tap a line to delete it. You will need two fingers to scroll. 


Once you have completed your masterpiece you can export it to Soundcloud.

Puppet Workshop

Puppet Workshop - Creativity App for Kids - Lite - Sebastian Bachorzewski


A fun and colourful app that will have your student/child exploring their creative side. Make sock and glove puppets, and save them to your camera roll to be used in other apps later for storytelling!


This app is designed to ensure there are no banner ads, data collection or social media links so it can be used in safety and without distraction.

Autism Awareness Month

The month of April is Autism Awareness Month. This month is all about challenging ignorance, prejudice, fear, and hysteria about autism and autistic people. Autism Acceptance Month helps to spread the word that autism is both a neurological disability and a natural part of human diversity. Autistic people are valuable members of our society and should be treated with respect. The good news is that to celebrate this month many Apps are free. The question is always which App is best? Apps are as diverse as the users who download them, so this is a perfect opportunity to try out apps and see if they suit your particular needs. 


Below are a list of apps that may appeal. Please feel free to share your favourite on the wall below!

All of the following Apps are FREE. Click on the picture to be brought directly to the app store.

Behaviour BreakthroughsMy Autism DayAutism Activity RoutinesAutism Tracker Lite: Track, analyze and share ASD dailyAutism iHelp – Colors







ABA – Problem Solving – What does not belong?

Autism iHelp – Language ConceptsABA Flash Cards – AnimalsAutism iHelp – SortingAutism Emotion







Picture Card Maker - For Communication and More!Autism iHelp – WH QuestionsTapToTalk™Autism Apps








For a list of even more apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy, click here. (Developed by Mark Coppin)


Why not post your favourite on the wall, which can be shared with others using this link: http://padlet.com/wall/autismapps






The Spell Bot

Spell Bot - Walsall Academy


An app designed to help your students improve spellings. This could be used by primary schools, students with special ed needs, or even older students learning new languages.


As a teacher you can quickly create a test, using the simple interface. The design is not distracting. It's quick and easy to use, with immediate feedback to the student.

My Script Memo

MyScript Memo - Vision Objects


If you were impressed by the recent demo of MyScript Calculator this may be of interest to you. From the same team, this app will convert your handwriting into text, for you to send as an email, SMS, or simply to use in any other app.


You can import pictures from your camera roll and annotate to then export as an image again to be used in another app.


The app supports a number of different languages, and converts the text using MyScripts online servers (you can convert from your device by upgrading)