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Inov8 Educational Consulting - Innovation in special education for 21st Century Learning. Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs. Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices.

Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs

It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child. Great for kids with autism, ADHD, apraxia, learning disability, sensory issues and more. By Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. Apps for multiple intelligences.

What makes the iPad brilliant is that it caters to all different intelligences.

Apps for multiple intelligences

In fact most apps touch upon all different types of intelligences. I’ve tried to match all of my favorite educational apps with their corresponding intelligences. For those apps that matched with more than one, I’ve used equivalents. For example, Showme and Educreations are interactive whiteboard apps that have got the same functions and both fit in the Visual and Aural box. Just like I don’t believe all students fit only in one intelligence box either. Six steps to improve digital inclusion in 2013. 2013 is going to be a big year for digital inclusion in the housing sector.

Six steps to improve digital inclusion in 2013

From the end of this year tenants will need to start claiming their benefits online, and so housing providers can no longer avoid the shift to digital. Over the past year I've helped a number of organisations with their digital strategies, and I've picked up a few tips along the way of how to implement a digital strategy that I hope will help you and your organisation in 2013. Embrace digital Wherever you are now, soon you will be a digital business. The future will be digital because your customers will demand it of you. Think digital – not just digital inclusion If you start the process by thinking about how you are going to become a digital organisation, bringing tenants along with you will be a lot easier. But remember – it's a change programme, not a technology one Share your knowledge Address the main barriers Know your tenants. The Inclusive Class: Top 10 Websites for the Inclusive Classroom.

Teachers love a great resource!

The Inclusive Class: Top 10 Websites for the Inclusive Classroom

Especially a resource that is free and at their fingertips - literally. That's why I put together a list of 10 outstanding websites that teachers can use in the inclusive classroom (or any classroom, for that matter!). It was difficult to narrow the list down to 10, given all the websites that are available on the internet! However each site listed was chosen for content that I feel is unique or more substantial than what others had to offer. And, finally, these sites are in no particular order. The Inclusive Class: 10 Easy Changes Teachers Can Make to Facilitate Inclusion. "Over, under, around or through find a way, or make a way" is a quote by Paula Kluth that recently reminded me of how I found ways to include all my students in a classroom activity, regardless of their ability level.

The Inclusive Class: 10 Easy Changes Teachers Can Make to Facilitate Inclusion

While I am speaking with Dr. Cheryl M. Jorgensen about this topic on an upcoming podcast, I wanted to share one of the most successful ways that I used as a classroom teacher to facilitate inclusion. In order to have students aquire the same learning experiences, teachers have to be prepared for the differences in their student's abilities and learning styles. This technique is known as "differentiation". Here are 10 easy changes teachers can make to facilitate inclusion: r Time - change the time of day the activity is planned for, the duration of activity, the time of week or even the month. r Method – change how the lesson is delivered.

R Product – change the assignment from writing to drawing, art, music, or drama. R Teacher – yes, change the teacher! The Inclusive Class: 25 Easy Ways to Improve Executive Functioning Skills. How do we help our children or students who are perpetually losing things, often running late and seem completely disorganized?

The Inclusive Class: 25 Easy Ways to Improve Executive Functioning Skills

Do we reprimand them for being lazy? Do we keep them in at recess because they forgot to do their homework? Do we let our frustration and angst get the better of us and completely give up on helping them with anything at all? Or, do we wonder if there is a reason as to why this child just can't seem to pull things together? Instead of labeling the child or student as lazy, forgetful and inattentive, consider that perhaps they are struggling due to weak executive functioning skills. Teachers and parents often spend an inordinate amount of time supporting children with weak executive function skills. However, in a carefully planned and organized school day, there are 25 easy ways for teachers and parents to help strengthen weak executive functioning skills in kids: 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15.

What next for Digital Inclusion? Under the Labour government digital inclusion became something of a hot topic, and was moving towards the mainstream of policy.

What next for Digital Inclusion?

Digital inclusion – increasing access to and literacy of IT, broadband and digital media platforms – cut broadly across several areas of policy and brought together ministers from several departments including Communities & Local Government, Business, Innovation & Skills, and Department for Education. In their final year in office the agenda was brought into the mainstream through the appointment of Martha Lane Fox as a “digital inclusion champion” tasked with, amongst other things, raising awareness of digital inclusion amongst the general public.

A change of government brings changes in policy direction, so what now for digital inclusion under the Lib-Con coalition government? Will digital inclusion projects survive their cut backs?