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Updated by Allison Blackwell on Mar 15, 2013
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Enhancing Literacy Centers with Mobile Devices

Comic Touch Lite

This free app makes your photos come alive by giving them the Comic Touch. Add balloon to give your subjects thoughts and words. Add captions to describe the scene of give the photo a title.Share your creations via email or save them back to the Photo Library.


Blabberize for your iPad! Upload a picture and make it talk. You can then save the videos to your Photos to share out.

Pocket Charts! Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching By Good Neighbor Press, Inc

Teach young learners (ages 3-8) the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet with this simple and clever matching system! Developed for your iPad, this easy game will teach and reinforce the uppercase and lowercase letters of the alphabet. Game play is based on the popular pocket charts used in classrooms around the world. Uppercase and Lowercase Letter Matching requires 3-5 minutes for a young learner to complete, making this iPad app ideal for students with short attention spans or those requiring highly visual or tactile learning experiences. Additionally, the activities have been uniquely designed to lock and play only in the portrait mode to simplify game play and eliminate an orientation switch if young learners jostle the iPad while playing.

Word Magic By Anusen Inc

Keep track of how your students are doing with recognizing short and long vowel sounds


Spelling is fun and easy with ABC Spelling Magic 2. This level focuses on teaching consonant blends.ABC Spelling Magic 2 teaches the sounds of the letters and how to build words. This app can help your child learn the sounds of the alphabet. This app indirectly teaches the essential reading skill of segmenting as well. Two levels of challenge are available. The first part of the app has a limited alphabet for building words. The second part of this app has the entire alphabet available for building words. This app focuses on the skill of learning to spell words with four phonetic sounds with short vowel words.

Beginning Sounds Interactive Game By Lakeshore Learning Materials

Kids match words that share the same beginning sound! Children just “grab” fun picture balls and drop them into the correct spots on the board. For ages 4-7 years.

Hooked on Phonics By Hooked on Phonics®

Welcome to Hooked Phonics. Enjoy some of the great content available in the new Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read, a reading program designed to help children learn how to read and improve reading skills using phonics.
This Hooked on Phonics Learn to Read channel includes reading activities, songs and is a great source of free teaching material for parents, teachers and educators.

Phonics Genius By Innovative Mobile Apps

WOW... over 6,000 words grouped by phonics sounds. This app is awesome to teach phonic awareness!One of the best ways to rapidly learn how to speak, read, and recognize words is through phonic awareness. This app is specifically designed to help students recognize and distinguish words by sounds.This app is loaded with content. We are talking over 6,000 professionally recorded words carefully grouped into 225 categories by phonics.Ideal for Kids 1 - 6 Years Old

iPuzzle Words - Animals By Portegno Apps

iPuzzle Words is a great game for young children that teaches letter recognition, spelling, and reading.This application will help kids to learn and identify words using beautiful and fun cards.They play with puzzle tiles and form the correct words with them based on the images presented. They can do it based on the images or the actual letters, making iPuzzle Words a great game for children from 2 years old and up. Once the word is ordered correctly, they will hear the word spelling as well as the final word.

Fotobabble By Fotobabble, Inc

instantaneously share your Talking Photos in three simple steps:1. Snap or select a photo2. Speak into your microphone to record your voice and/or enhance your photo with visual effects3. Share with friends via Facebook, Twitter or email.Fotobabble lets you capture moments in real-time and share with your audience (friends, family, fans and customers) via email, Facebook or Twitter. Sharing Talking Photos is faster than video, easier than typing, and more engaging and personalized than sending a picture alone.

Educreations Interactive Whiteboard By Educreations, Inc

Educreations turns your iPad into a recordable whiteboard. Creating a great video tutorial is as simple as touching, tapping and talking. Explain a math formula... Create an animated lesson... Add commentary to your photos... Diagram a sports play...With voice recording, realistic digital ink, photos and text, and simple sharing through email, Facebook or Twitter, now you can broadcast your ideas from anywhere.

iBrainstorm By Universal Mind

Capturing and sharing your inner most creative genius has never been easier. Introducing the first multi-device collaboration tool from Universal Mind. From iPhone to iPad with just a flick of the finger, iBrainstorm has set the bar and has redefined the very nature of collaboration.Think it. Share it. Love it! It makes the brainstorming process engaging and fun. Give it a try!

iBrainstorm Companion By Universal Mind

This is a companion application to the iPad app - iBrainstorm. You CANNOT use iBrainstorm Companion without a running version of iBrainstorm on an iPad in the same network or within Bluetooth range (approximately 30 feet)!

Groupboard By Group Technologies Inc

Groupboard turns your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad into a collaborative whiteboard, allowing you to draw and chat in real time with other people anywhere on the internet, even with users using a web browser. Use it for online tutoring, collaborative design, or just for fun!


VocabularySpellingCity is a fun way to learn spelling and vocabulary words by playing engaging learning games using any word list. The most popular activities are a spelling test, HangMouse, and the vocabulary games. The most popular lists are Sound Alike Words, Compound Words, the Hunger Games, and SAT Vocabulary.Students can access any of the hundreds of thousands of word lists available on VocabularySpellingCity including lists created by their parents or teachers.The app includes seven learning games and activities.Spelling TestMe is an online spelling test that reads each word aloud, uses it in a sentence, and repeats the word. Children can work at their own pace and receive instant feedback upon submitting the completed test! HangMouse is a VocabularySpellingCity favorite that lets children decode each word in a friendly version of traditional Hangman. Kids love trying to figure out the word before the cat catches the mouse! TeachMe is a great activity to introduce a new word list to children. Each word is read aloud, spelled letter-by-letter and used in a context-rich sentence. MatchIt Sentences encourages children to match each sentence with the spelling or vocabulary word that best completes the sentence.WhichWord? Sentences is a multiple-choice game that allows children to choose from four words to determine which word best completes a sentence. Sentence Unscramble help kids practice sentence structure as well as using words in context by unscrambling words to form a complete sentence for each word on their list. Vocabulary TestMe is an online multiple choice vocabulary test. Students must choose the correct word that corresponds to each definition provided. Test results are automatically given upon completion of the test. Vocabulary TestMe is a Premium game, which may be accessed by students of Premium Members who are logged in.Custom word lists may be entered by registered members (registration to save lists is free!) on for use in the games and activities on VocabularySpellingCity’s app.This is our first app for the Ipad/Iphone. We would love know how you like it. Please start by telling us whether you were first a user of our website or are you first encountering us on the device. John, aka the Mayor of VocabularySpellingCity.

Bluster! By McGraw-Hill School Education Group

Breeze through vocabulary building with Bluster!This word matching game develops vocabulary and word understanding for school-aged children, or anyone brave enough to battle the elements.Shine bright in single-player mode as you learn and practice important word skills. Match rhyming words, prefixes and suffixes, synonyms, homophones, adjectives, and more. Collaborate with a friend in team mode. The multi-touch iPad screen allows both players to play simultaneously, so you can work together to weather the vocabulary storm.Switch to versus mode and play head-to-head for the ultimate test of your lightning quickness. Disrupt your opponent with weather attacks like tornadoes and blizzards - it’s thunderous fun and just might give you the edge you need to reign supreme!Bluster includes over 800 vocabulary words. Players choose a skill to practice and then try to make matches of three. Ten matches wins a round. Features:• Three different play modes - including two-player action.• A variety of grade level appropriate content.• Engaging animated gameplay with sound effects.• Head-to-head and High Scores tables.• Plays on the iPad in both landscape and portrait mode.

Vocabulary Builder 1 By Innovative Net Learning Limited

'Vocabulary Builder' series is a great game for helping children become an independent vocabulary learners. The vocabulary items are categorized and put in context. With the beautiful and attractive graphics, children can learn vocabulary simply by dragging the correct word to the corresponding pictures. Children can tap the word to hear the word spoken if they are not able to read or recognize the word. 'OK' button allows children to do self-checking on their own. Vocabulary Builder 1:With 2 different types of vocabulary in contexts including human body parts and animal body parts.===========================================================Presented by: Po Leung Kuk Tin Ka Ping Millennium Primary SchoolPowered by: Innovative Net Learning Limited** The project is funded by the Education Bureau, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region - "Pilot Scheme on e-Learning in Schools".===========================================================