Teens on the Tenth: Apps for High Schoolers

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Short and sweet Teens-on-the-Tenth today – mostly because I’d love to hear your feedback. I ran across a great piece on asha.org about apps that target high school related skills. It got me thinking about a common thread that winds throughout almost every TOTT post – age appropriateness. I cringe when my students play those preschool themed alphabet apps – why do I even have that on our class iPad? There has to apps that aren’t sung in a high pitched toddlers voice. I revamped my iPad a bit and gave it a good teenager approved spring cleaning. I – of course – let things like “The Monster at the End of the Book” stay because I personally think it is hilarious. Preschool themed? Maybe. Still appropriate for all ages? Definitely.

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Along with the age appropriate issue, is that our high schoolers often need to be working on a completely different set of skills. In the wonderful world of apps – which ones can help us target these skill areas?

I ran across a few awesome ideas and then would love to hear yours. One site- otsiwthapps.com (how was I not following this website??) – gave a list of so many creative and brilliant apps that I almost want to ditch my classroom of tweens for the big guys because I had so many teaching ideas from this list of apps. Seriously cool.

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Any recommendations? What great apps target high school based skills? 



  1. Oh my gosh that is an awesome site! Thanks for sharing it! The Conover company makes a number of functional skills apps that include video modeling that I like and you can buy just the ones you want. Don’t know if it is included in the site you have because I haven’t made it all the way through it yet–there are so many great ideas!

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  2. I know! I was SO pumped when I found it. Thanks for the app recommendation 🙂

  3. Thanks for the info! I agree sometimes you need to do a little spring clean on your i Pad! It is hard to fine apps that cater to the upper grade bands. I think I may have found a helpful one called rainbow sentences and they have several other apps as well!

  4. Ooo – I will have to check that out! Thanks for sharing 🙂


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