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Week 7: Adaptive Technology: Android Apps

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Apps in the Elementary Classroom. One area that I have not written much about on this blog is educational apps.

Good article that discusses how to integrate or use apps in the elementary classroom, dealing with cost and preventing passive usage. Citation: Hertz, M.B. (2012). Apps in the elementary classroom. Retrieved from – estherpepin

This is mostly due to the fact that my school has one first generation iPad and two iPod Touches for the entire school.

Apps in the Elementary Classroom

We also ban cell phones and other electronic devices, so these are not available for use in the classroom unless the teachers specifically plan for the kids to use them for a lesson or activity, hand them out to the kids and collect them at the end of the lesson. I won't pretend to be an expert on apps in the classroom, which is why I haven't covered their use here. However, with more and more schools investing in iPad carts, iPods and Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) policies, it's an important topic. ASL Dictionary - ASL American Sign Language - ASL Dictionary American Sign Language Dictionary. Give Me 5!!!!! Social Skills Multiplayer. Suitable for phones that are at least 480px wide and ALL tablets, Give Me 5!!!!!

Give Me 5!!!!! Social Skills Multiplayer

Multiplayer is a social skills learning App that helps children explore eight different sub-domains of social skills by answering questions about social situations seen in short video clips. The beautiful children in these videos are not actors, and represent kids with diverse abilities, some of whom are on the autism spectrum. Give Me 5!!!!! Multiplayer allows 1-5 players to play the game making it great for use alone, with siblings, friends, or in a group setting. Game information is stored for up to five individual players at any one time. The videos demonstrate everyday scenarios that the children can relate to.

Give Me 5!!!!! There are five videos for each of these eight categories: MannersWordsNo WordsUnderstanding OthersUnderstanding MeCalming FeelingsPeople and PlacesBig Picture Children enter the “Winner’s Circle” after successfully conquering 5 levels of social learning. Special Needs App Review. Cut, curl, color and style – any way you want in Toca Hair Salon 2!

Special Needs App Review

Our bestselling Toca Boca app, Toca Hair Salon, is back in an even better version with new characters, new tools, new accessories and even more hairstyling fun! In this kid-friendly, Toca Boca super-creative kids app, you get to run your very own hair salon, with six fun characters to choose from. Cut hair, color and style hair any way you want, using lots of different hair styling tools – from a simple comb and scissors to a curling iron and a straightener. Trim mustaches, spray mohawks bright pink and give someone the curls they’ve always wanted! Whoops – did you accidentally snip off too much hair? Dexterous. Le jeu en magasin Android avec spa de cheveux, relooking, maquillage et habillage, 4 en 1 jeu.

Dexterous

Si vous êtes fashionist alors télécharger cette application maintenant. Un jeu de relooking bien connu dans l'industrie de la mode pour vous d'exprimer votre sens de relooking avec Hair Spa, Makeover, maquillage et habillage! Le jeu de relooking parfait pour les filles. Créer passionnants nouveaux regards chauds et montrer votre sens du style et de la mode avec cette application Makeover impressionnant avec Hair Spa. -sèche Spa princesse avec une nouvelle et chic style de cheveux !? Avantages / Caractéristiques :? Voir la pop pic quand ils appellent ". Téléchargez cette application et de montrer le nouveau look de votre papier peint princesse. Special Needs App Review. LetMeTalk is a free AAC talker app for Android which supports communication in all areas of life and therefore providing a voice to everyone.

Special Needs App Review

LetMeTalk is donation financed. You can donate via InApp Purchases (Google PlayStore), credit card, Paypal, Maestro or wired transfer. LetMeTalk enables you to line up images in a meaningful way to read this row of images as a sentence. To line up images is known as PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) or AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). The image database of LetMeTalk contains more than 9,000 easy to understand images from ARASAAC ( Additionally, you can add existing images from the device or take new photos with the build in camera. To use LetMeTalk, no internet connection or mobile contract is necessary. LetMeTalk can be used on Android 4.0+ based smartphones or tablets.

Special Needs App Review. Visual Time Timer is an important tool for people with learning disabilities who need to learn to appreciate time.

Special Needs App Review

Visual Time Timer gives the person an opportunity to know “how much time I have left” or that time is up without being able to watch. The mind or sense of timing, in other words, how “long it takes” is necessary for an understanding of managing and planning time. When the person gets to grips with elapsed time he/she can work more independently, which in turn reduces the experience of stress. Visual Time Timer makes one of the most difficult concepts as time perception more tangible, graspable and identifiable. The application is based on the need to see the elapsed time, “duration”, in a clear and more concrete way than conventional watches with second, minute and hour hands and digital clocks do.