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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Pizza Fractions

This  free App is a simple visually based tool to enable students to practice identifying  simple fractions using pizza picture examples.  Adjustable levels of difficulty, from easier to more complex fractions.

Notability

Notability is a notetaking app that can be used to create a variety of documents such as outlines, checklists and text boxes. The flexibility of this tool makes it possible to combine images and text. It is also possible to annotate imported documents, such as PDFs. Writing in Notability can be done with the iPad’s…

Tax me

Tax Me is an easy to use tool that helps you quickly calculate Canadian sales tax for any province or territory. It will add the taxes to an amount that you enter. It can also reverse the calculation and provide the amount of taxes included in a total.  

Book Creator

Book Creator is an app that lets you combine text, images, audio and video to easily create e-books. You can use it to create interactive stories, digital portfolios, bulletins or even instructional materials. The simplicity of the app lets you access the iPad’s camera to take a picture on the spot for your book. You…

iWordQ CA

iWordQ CA is an easy-to-use writing and reading application to assist struggling writers and readers. In Writing mode, a simple text editor is used for writing with the support of word prediction, abbreviation-expansion and speech feedback features. Spell-check and dictionary access is included. You can also use the microphone to dictate your text. Documents are…

Big Math Flash Cards

Big Math Flash Cards app allows you to flip the card just like a real flash card. It’s simple, visual and easy to use with simple swipes on the screen to help you practice Addition, Subtraction, Multiplication, and Division. The front side of the card shows the question and the back side of the card…

King of Math

A fast-paced set of Math Games focused on the basics – although designed for K-12 the design and layout of Math King makes it appropriate for adult students.  
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