App Review
Additional Description

Bitsboard is an app that combines a variety of picture, word and spelling games to promote language learning and literacy development. The app includes preloaded topics such as emotions and animals. However, vocabulary lists can be personalised to suit the user.

Format iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Android
Age Range early primary, late primary
Motivators noise/auditory, visual
Curriculum/Goal Areas literacy
Evidence-based Intervention Individual Supports
Targeted Skills This app targets language development, particularly vocabulary building and early sentence structure. This app will also help children to develop their knowledge of word classes through categorisation of different word boards.
Great For

This app would be good for children who enjoy interactive games and technology, and whose goal is expand their vocab. It uses different mediums such as flashcards, true or false, memory cards, quizzes, and word and sentence builders.

Please Consider

It would be best to create your own boards with functional vocabulary for your child’s needs and interests. The pre-made boards are quite abstract and the words are not functional (e.g. exotic animals such as chameleon and mandrill).

Generalise Skills and Knowledge

By creating your own boards you could target categories of vocab and relate those to current areas of curriculum, or current classroom themes. This would help skills to transfer to a school setting.

Developer: Innovative Investments Limited

Price: free

This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad

Bitsboard - Education, Games, and Flash Cards App

Customer ratings: (231 ratings)
Category: Education, Games, Educational, Family
Languages: CS, Dutch, English, French, German, JA, KO, , , Russian, ZH, Spanish
Rated: 4+

Updated: 19.10.2012
Version: 33.0.1
Size: 165.14 MB
Requirements: iPad2Wifi-iPad2Wifi, iPad23G-iPad23G, iPhone4S-iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen-iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G-iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5-iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen-iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen-iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G-iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini-iPadMini, iPadMini4G-iPadMini4G, iPhone5c-iPhone5c, iPhone5s-iPhone5s, iPadAir-iPadAir, iPadAirCellular-iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina-iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular-iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6-iPhone6, iPhone6Plus-iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2-iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular-iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3-iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular-iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen-iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s-iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus-iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4-iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular-iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro-iPadPro, iPadProCellular-iPadProCellular, iPadPro97-iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular-iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE-iPhoneSE, iPhone7-iPhone7, iPhone7Plus-iPhone7Plus, iPad611-iPad611, iPad612-iPad612, iPad71-iPad71, iPad72-iPad72, iPad73-iPad73, iPad74-iPad74

- Top 5 Education Game in the US App Store
- Study almost anything for free across 25 addictive mini-games in one app
- Easily create your own study sets or download study sets from teachers and classmates

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Screenshots Bitsboard - Education, Games, and Flash Cards App

Screenshots Bitsboard - Education, Games, and Flash Cards App for iPad