Digital Teaching and Learning

English Idioms Illustrated

Illustrated origin of English idioms and their meanings.

  • Cost: 23 for free additional packs available for $2.99
  • Skills Taught: Vocabulary
  • Offline functionality: 100%
  • Accessibility Issues: The built-in accessibility features of the iPad were turned on and tested with this app. Each idiom is an illustration. The voice over accessibility does not work well with this app. Only the buttons are spoken when voice over is turned on. Neither the text nor a description of the illustration is spoken by the voice over feature. White on Black feature does not work with this app. Turning on this feature turns the app to purple and turquoise, and the illustrations are very difficult to see. There is no audio on this app, therefore, the mono audio feature does not apply.
  • Student Protection issues: May have mild/infrequent alcohol, tobacco or drug use references and mild cartoon violence.
  • Keywords: Idioms
  • Requirements: Requires iOS 3.2 or later
  • Type: resource recommendation
  • Device(s): iPhone, iPad, iPod Touch
  • Subject Area: Language Arts, Reading
  • Category: Reference
  • Grade Level: 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12
  • Date Added: Mar 26, 2011
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