iPad Apps used in Briarwood School
Many parents have asked for a list of the apps we use in school, so that they can be downloaded for devices at home too. At present, we do not currently allow devices to go home with children, but you are welcome to use this list to help with any devices you may have bought yourself. We only use iPad apps within the classroom.
NB A really useful feature is to “lock down” your iPad so that only one app can be used at a time (this disables the “Home” button to prevent the user switching apps without a PIN code). Apple provide instructions on how to do this here: https://support.apple.com/en-us/HT202612
You can download/ view a full list of the apps we use in Briarwood School, including their price, by clicking on this link:
Apps List Alphabetical (PDF).
Most of these apps are free, as you can see. There can be an advantage to paying for apps however, not least because they tend to have reduced or no advertising, which can be a huge distraction for our children.
The Apps are broadly split in to three cohorts. If you are not sure which cohort your child best fits in to, you are welcome to talk to Alistair, our ICT Lead in more detail, who is usually available on the Primary site.
Children learning at the lowest level tend to be described as having Profound and Multiple Learning Disabilities (PMLD). Their apps are as follows:
The next group of apps are for children with Autism or at the “mid range” level of learning within our school:
Finally we have some apps for those within the higher ability range of our school:
This list is always evolving as we discover new apps so if you find any that you think may be beneficial to the children, please contact Alistair, the ICT Lead, on the Primary Site.