Thursday, April 28th, 2011
The App Store Volume Purchase Program allows educational institutions to purchase iOS apps in volume and distribute the apps to their users.
With the App Store Volume Purchase Program, your educational institution can buy Volume Vouchers using a purchase order, credit card, or PCard, then use the vouchers to purchase iOS apps in volume and distribute them to multiple devices.* If your institution is tax exempt, you will not be charged sales tax when you purchase apps. The program also allows app developers to offer special pricing for purchases of 20 apps or more.
Wednesday, April 13th, 2011
Read2Go is ready to go!!!
Read2Go is the most accessible DAISY book ereader for iOS. From within the app, you can browse, search, download, and read books directly from Bookshare using your Bookshare membership, as well as read DAISY books from other sources. The app gives you full control over visual choices for font size and color, background and highlighting color, and text-to-speech preferences. Read2Go features word-by-word highlighting for multi-modal reading.
Monday, April 4th, 2011
This app lets your children watch video recordings of you reading children’s books.***
***Lucky owners of iPad2 devices… you can now record The Itsy Bitsy Spider, Baa Baa Black Sheep, and The Emperor’s New Clothes right on your iPad2 using your front-facing camera.***
If you don’t have an iPad2 you can still use the service… Head over to our website at http://www.astorybeforebed.com. Register with the site, and you can record a video of yourself reading The Itsy Bitsy Spider or Baa Baa Black Sheep. Then download the recording to this app on your iPhone or iPad and watch as often as you like. It’s completely free. ***
Don’t want to record yourself? We have a library of authors who do virtual readings of their own books for you. Head to http://www.astorybeforebed.com/storytime. Watch any of the recorded stories. And in the bottom right hand corner click “Add to My Books” (one you have registered with the site.) Those recordings will show up in our app for download. Free of course. ***
Pre-reading infants and toddlers as well as kids who are reading up a storm will love A Story Before Bed!***