The following presents free iPad apps for Middle School Foreign Language and Productivity. It also includes free and useful apps for teachers to use in the management and organization of their classroom. It was presented to middle school Special Education teachers at the Orville Todd Middle School on April 8, 2014.
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Free iPad Apps for Foreign Language, Productivity & Teachers
iPad Apps and More
iPad Apps for Special Needs
Developer: Duolingo, Inc.
Platform: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
Content Area: Foreign Language
Description: Duolingo is an app and website for learning Spanish, English, French, German, Portuguese and Italian. A recent article, How effective is Duolingo? shared information on an eight week independently conducted study to determine how effective it was as a language learning tool. The results showed that an average of 34 hours of study with Duolingo was equivalent to a one semester (11 weeks) college course in Spanish. Since the use of Duolingo’s website and apps is free this is a very impressive statistic! A short video explains how it all works. Once you sign up for an account Duolingo automatically syncs your progress between the website and the apps. The format has a game-like interface that is motivational. It is a great way to learn a language and practice skills learned in a foreign language or ELL classroom.
Ease of Use: Very easy
Assessment/Summary Data? Your progress is synced between devices.