Posted in English as an Additional Language (EAL), Highly able, ICT, iPad

iOS App Profile: Where is that?

It’s been a wee while since I told you about a good app I’ve seen – I’ll try to do that more often!

Where is that? appThis one is called “Where is that?” – a fun, yet challenging geography game.  It’s free (woo-hoo!).

You can test your knowledge of countries, cities and geological features, and it’s available in many languages.  For a similar range of games that can be played on a computer, see the Sheppard Software geography games.

As always, feedback appreciated!

Posted in English as an Additional Language (EAL), Highly able, ICT, Literacy and English

iOS App Profile: Collins Big Cat

Many of you will be aware of the fabulous Collins Big Cat range of reading books, but did you know that they also have associated free apps?

The Collins Big Cat Apps

There are eight apps available, covering several reading levels.  They work essentially just like the books that share their title, with a few lovely extras:

  • the beautiful drawings come to life when tapped
  • you can hear high-quality narration of the text, or
  • you can record your own voice!

Ideal for a learner to practise reading, make a dual-language book, or just engage with a story!  Did I mention that they’re free?  No wonder they’ve won awards.

As always, please do let me know what you think of these apps if/when you try them!