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Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Current Site and App of the Week - October 29, 2014

Current Site of the Week

13 free assistive technology resources

Photo: eSchool News

A limited budget doesn’t have to stop you or your child from getting some of the best assistive technology available to help people with LD. These free resources will help you stretch your dollar while getting geared up for the new school year. Better yet, some of them may already be in your pocket—we’ve included features built into common devices like the iPhone and iPad that can be helpful for people who struggle with reading, math, organization and more. 

Looking for more free and low-cost technology solutions? Check out our suggested apps for students with dyslexia and reading difficulties, dysgraphia and writing difficulties, dyscalculia and math difficulties, and for help with organization and study skills.
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Apps of the Week 

Who wants a math mission?  

App name: Operation Math

What is it? Operation Math includes more than 100 timed missions that help players learn addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Best for: Ages 9-11
Price: $2.99
Requirements: iOS 6.0 or later; Android 2.2 and up

Features: Defeat Dr. Odd and earn the latest spy gear in the award-winning game that transforms math drills into a global learning adventure.
Features include:
  • 105 exciting missions with selectable math operations and skill levels.
  • 30 different watches and uniforms that players can win by solving math problems.
  • Training runs that help novice agents prepare for future missions.
  • The ability to create three custom player profiles on the same device.
  • Fun spy-themed action that provides a fun alternative to homework and flashcards.
  • Great basic math quiz or test prep for any grade level.
  • Quick reference math tables.
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Source: eSchool News