Alice for the iPad
The iPad is becoming a very useful teaching tool in the classroom because of the many educational apps that are being created that can be used by students. One of the new and exciting apps that has been developed for the iPad is the animated adaptation of Alice in Wonderland created by Atomic Antelope called “Alice for the iPad”. The price of the app at $8.99 is a bargain. It creates such a magical world that Lewis Carol himself would be proud.
Alice for the iPad is a wonderfully illustrated version of the classic book – Alice in Wonderland. It sets the standard for what a really remarkable educational ebook should be. The animated pictures in the book are of such high-quality that it’s like a student or a child is watching a movie version of the book – but there is no sound, so they still need to read. Even though, Alice for the iPad is an abridged version of the Lewis Carol book the pages of this app really make the story come to life. Even with the absence of an audio, the interactive features will make any student want to read on.
- 20 spectacular animated scenes that revolutionize the classic book
- 50 amazing digitally –engineered pages in an abridged form
- 250 full story mode pages with dozens of added illustrations
- Moving and animated pictures with just a tilt of the iPad
How to read Alice for the iPad and make it come alive
Alice for the iPad starts with a full page illustration in a very unique and beautiful style. Children and students can navigate from this page by using the arrows located at the bottom of the screen. Additional life is given to this app by the 20 animated pages that look like a virtual pop-up book that brings the pages to life. With the iPad accelerometer the pages are further brought to life. When students tilt the iPad they can swing around the pocket watch of White Rabbit, make Alice shrink to almost 6 inches or grow as big as a house, or make the little cakes float,adding to the pleasure of reading the app and keep the children engrossed.
Alice for the iPad in schools
In the School District of Palm Beach County the Department of Educational Technology sponsored an iPad education project for the Palm Beach School System. It has a remarkable wiki where members of the Palm Beach County community share their preferred apps for particular disciplines. One of the books recommended and favored by the community for high school and middle school Language Arts is the Alice for the iPad app.
Since Alice for the iPad is an abridged version of Lewis Carol’s classic book, it will appeal and interest younger readers more than those who already know the full story or have read the book before. This is such a great book for young readers whether it is read at home or in the classroom.