Use as a Visual Aid or as a Token Board:
You can also turn the entire iPad screen into a board by tapping "Full" and then tapping the "Hide" button. Easy Board can also be used as a Token Board- drag the number magnets on the board in order (or not-for extra challenge) and allow the child to cross off the numbers at a set interval until they are done with the task.
Complete Writing Tasks:
Dime Paints (99 cents) also has an array of bright colors for rainbow writing and an insert picture feature, but the picture is not dimmed as it is in Finngr Pro. There are FREE lite versions available for both of these apps.
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If you are adventurous, try Creative Doodle by Pamakids (FREE) - I can't figure out how to switch off the directions in Chinese, but it is easy to maneuver around nonetheless. You can use the app by asking the child to incorporate something with his/her sound into the picture- this allows recording.
Work on Language Expansion:
Depending on the student's level, elements he/she wants can be requested and drawn by you in Creative Doodle by Pamakids (FREE), or the child can draw and describe the picture him/herself.
Play Barrier games:
Work on Following Directions/Prepositions etc.
These are especially great for working on prepositions! Choose one of the scenes from Animal Stickers by Mind Juice Media(99 cents) Tell the child where to put each object or animal- in the tree, on the rock, behind the flowers etc.
Doodle Buddy for iPad (FREE w/ads, in-app purchases) even allows you to add your own picture background.
To make this a barrier game, use the same app with identical background loaded on two devices (or one device and one printed set of matching background/ cut out images). Each team or individual instructs the other on where to place each object. At the end they can check if they are correct or not.
*Other similar "sticker" apps that can be used for barrier games: Animal Stickers for iPad (by Matthew Maddock, has ads) Toddler Stamps HD (by Generate Learning), My Farm Friend Stickers (by Portegno Apps), Buildo (-several themes available- by Jajdo AB), Sticker Book (by toolbukx.com), My Scene (by MyFirstApp), Pets in the House (by KandaBi- there are other themes by the same developer too) One of my favorites is Techitot Pets, but it appears to have disappeared from the App Store.
Work on Story Creation and Retell:
Educreations Interactive Whiteboard (FREE) has a recording feature that not only plays back voice but also retraces the lines drawn on the screen. You can also insert images (even from the Internet or Dropbox too), add text etc.- there are quite a few colors to pick from for both drawings and text. You can also save your projects and share them with others (or keep them private) Doodlecast Pro is a (slightly) pricier alternative ($1.99 at time of post).
Creative Doodle (by Pamakids) (FREE) has several different categories of "story starter scenes" to jump start a conversation or story-you can record your own voice and play it back. (FYI the buttons are in Chinese, but it is easy enough to navigate through the app). Kidoodle Apps has an app with story starters as well, Pirate Scribblebeard's Treasure with Oscar & Josephine by Kidoodle Apps ($1.99).
Scribble Press (FREE) allows you to create your own stories or use an existing story template; do story retells, or make social stories. There is a public gallery of shared books, but you can keep your books private.
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