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Online Tools: Diverse Learners

Resources and Apps for Diverse Learners

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*Please note that some apps have an associated cost.

Apps for Learners with Writing Difficulties

Comic Life

Kids can practice basic storytelling skills, such as plot development, and learn how to establish characters, set the scene, and write dialogue. This is a fun way for kids to become amateur cartoonists, share their stories, and improve their writing.

 
Dragon Dictation

Dragon dictation is a voice recording app that records and converts verbal information  into text with an option to adapt the format. The app is easy to use and does not require voice training data.

 

Dragon Naturally Speaking 12

Talk instead of type with stellar, award winning speech-to-text tool.

 

Inspiration Maps VPP

Graphic organizers are the perfect tool for kids who can benefit from visual cues. This app is a must-have for older kids who struggle with executive-functioning skills. Simply choose from the built-in templates or create your own.

 

SoundNote

This app syncs audio with notes taken during the recording and is great for older kids with ADHD or executive-functioning issues. They can go back to their notes and listen to a lesson again and add drawings for visual reminders.

Diverse Needs

AccessiByte

Accessibyte Online is offering free access to its entire cloud platform of apps for blind, low vision, deaf and reading impaired students. Highly visual and fully audible typing tutor, games, flash cards and study apps.

 

Apps for Dyslexic Learners

Dragon Dictation

Dragon dictation is a voice recording app that records and converts verbal information  into text with an option to adapt the format. The app is easy to use and does not require voice training data.

Immersive Reader

Immersive Reader is a tool for improving reading comprehension among all students, including those with dyslexia or visual impairments, and increasing fluency for English language learners. This free Microsoft extension, part of the Learning Tools suite, allows readers to set their font sizes or background color to help reduce visual crowding on a page or to highlight text as they read.

Omoguru

Reading tools for dyslexics that improve reading skills in an enjoyable way.

Teen and Adults Phonics Library

TAP (Teens and Adult Phonics) Library is an iPad app offering a series of novels written for teenagers and adults with dyslexia and other reading challenges.  First and foremost, these novels are intended to be high-quality literature that appeals to, and creates a response in, a mature reader.  The themes are sophisticated, edgy and thought provoking and should elicit discussion from readers.

Apps for Staying Focused

Fun tool for wellness, productivity, and tech-life balance.
 
Habitica: Gamified Task Manager

Turns habit-building, habit-breaking, and productivity into a gaming experience.

Planner features ultra-detailed, flexible homework tracking.
 
Moment - Screen Time Tracker
Slick app needs full access to track device use, set limits.
Devices: iPhone, iPod Touch, iPad
 

Apps for Organizing & Developing Study Habits

Any.do: To-Do List, Calendar, Reminders & Tasks

A robust organizer that keeps everything on schedule.

Corkulous

This app allows you to collect, organize, and share your ideas. As teens gather information and organize it, they're making decisions and grouping photos, text, contacts, and more according to their own needs.‚Äč

CourseNotes

Great for students! This app allows you to take notes during class while keeping them organized by subject or meeting. Review your notes later and search through multiple class meetings and notes all at once. You can also keep a To-Do list by marking notes as To-Do items, or track them as assignments with a due date.

Dragon Dictation

Dragon dictation is a voice recording app that records and converts verbal information  into text with an option to adapt the format. The app is easy to use and does not require voice training data.

Evernote

Teens can use this visual productivity tool to develop organizational skills as they see how keeping track of information -- everything with a place and everything in its place -- makes learning and living easier.

Habitica: Gamified Task Manager

Turns habit-building, habit-breaking, and productivity into a gaming experience.

iStudiezPro

Award winning app for organizing, planning and studying.

Plan it do it Check it Off

This photo-based list maker for nonreaders uses your own photos and recordings to show what you have to do daily.

Remember The Milk

This task-organizing app can help all kids who need visual reminders to remember daily tasks.

Streaks

A habit-promoting, goal-tracking app that challenges users to achieve a "streak" of daily actions by tracking the number of consecutive days completed.