The AlphaPlus list of Useful Apps presents comprehensive reviews that cover how the apps could be used for literacy and numeracy learning and to support engagement and motivation. We also include apps that are useful for program administration, note taking, productivity and collaborative work.

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Buzz Words

An engaging spelling game. Press the buzzer to start the game and make as many words as you can, in one minute,  from 6 letters displayed on the screen.

MathBoard Fractions

A practical App for learning about and practicing Fractions.    Activities include,  Exploring proper and improper fractions Learning to match a fraction to a quantity  Simplifying fractions Comparing fractions Ordering fractions Adding, Subtracting, Multiplying and Dividing Fractions

Dragon Anywhere

A dictation App that allows users to dictate text – without the need for any typing. The app allows continuous dictation with no time or document size limits and also allows users to format and edit their documents using their voice. This App could be helpful for students to create simple to complex documents and could…

G1 Test Genius Ontario

The  G1 Test Genius Ontario App is based on the official 2018 MTO Driver’s Handbook.  The app allows users to practice for the G1 Test through sets of randomized test questions.  The App offers 3 levels of difficulty, Easy, Hard and Exam Mode.

Bluster DeLuxe

Bluster is an engaging word-matching game. This word matching game  can be played in single-player and multi-player modes, users match  rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and more.

Daily Budget Original

Daily budget is a simple app that helps create a budget. The users enter their regular income, their montly recurring expenses, and their saving goal. With the balance, the app calculates a daily budget. The user is then invited to add expenses, on a daily basis, as they come in.  

Habit Hub: Routine & Habits

Habit Hub is a simple app that helps you to get organized and perform your daily routine. You enter each habit or task during a time range when it should be performed. As you go through your tasks, you check them as done. Chronological order and colour coding of the task helps to visualize what…

Wunderlist

Wunderlist is a simple to-do list and task manager application that helps you get organized. It can be used to create and manage various to-do lists. The lists, such as a grocery list or travel packing list, can be shared with and updated by others as well. Images and files can be attached plus due dates…

Canva

Canva is a graphic design tool that allows you to choose from amazing templates or create your own designs. You can quickly create social media posts and covers (Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and more), logos, posters, invitations, flyers, cards, infographics, resumes, presentations, business cards, brochures, CD covers, YouTube graphics. It includes a wide range of…

Explain Everything

Explain Everything is a presentation app that can be used as a whiteboard. It integrates various types of content such as PDF files and videos. It is a useful tool to create lessons or tutorials. Users can include drawings, annotations, animation and audio.  
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