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App Review Word Search
Word Searches are a great way to target visual attention, sustained attention, and focused attention. It can also be a fun way to reinforce recently taught vocabulary. WordSearch by VirtueSoft offers a free and easy to use app on the iPad.
The free version includes 10 word lists: English, Food & Drink, Fruit & Vegetables, Family, Boy Names, Girl Names, Colors, Body Parts, Clothes, and World Countries. There are twelve words included for each word search. The user has an option of using uppercase or lower case letters.
A nice feature is the “hint” option where if the user is completely stuck and cannot find the word then the hint button will highlight the word briefly. Another fun feature includes the ability to have a blackboard look or a notebook style look. You can see the blackboard style with the “hint” option below!
Once a word is found and highlighted then the highlighting stays and the word on the left is marked out automatically. The only downside to the app that I have found is the inability to change the font size.