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Updating every week interesting developments in the world of ICT SEND

Join BATA’s School and Education Group for FREE! Interesting conference on design. InPrint 3. Redeveloped from the ground up, InPrint 3 is simpler and quicker to use, saving you hours in preparation.

InPrint 3

Create symbol resources in minutes using an impressive range of desktop publishing features. InPrint 3 is an essential tool for anyone making accessible materials for their school, home, business or community. InPrint 3 uses Widgit’s powerful smart symbolising technology and is supplied with more than 15,000 Widgit Symbols, which have been developed to support communication, access to information and many school curriculum subjects. With InPrint, teachers, nurses, therapists, care workers and many other professionals can easily design resources specific to their needs. New powerful features Easy to use tools for creating tables and frames make it simple to achieve a huge range of layouts. New style and layout features help to give your resources a professional look. From Dave Banes : Free AT resources 

Free Assistive technology of the Week – OviiChat OviiChat (iOS) Real time communication for those with hearing loss Oviichat is a remarkable app for iPhone, iPad and iPOD touch.

From Dave Banes : Free AT resources 

It provides real time text communication between two devices without the need for an internet connection. Unlike texting or instant messaging, it uses real-time, letter by letter conversation with each letter appearing on the second screen as it is typed. The app automatically connects to any other device with OviiChat open and features adjustable font sizes & styles.

Kids Play – Android Internet Safety Browser. Android devices don’t always get the press they deserve being the smaller brother to the mighty Apple iOS when it comes to education.

Kids Play – Android Internet Safety Browser

But I have to take my hat off to this useful tool as it helps to protect your child from internet nasties and for those with special needs puts a “walled garden” around the device that is helpful to concerned parents about their child’s use of the device. Kids Play is free on the Play Store and provides a PIN lock to changing or introducing content once the app is run.

The home key can be disabled so the child stays within the walled garden. You can manage apps, images and video through Plugs in’s Kids Pics and Kids Video. To have or not to have that is the question? With so much controversy over copyright of media these days it is easy to put yourself in a bit of a ethical pickle!

To have or not to have that is the question?

The saying ” if it’s too good to be true it probably is” comes to mind. On Android there are non-play store apps that provide media streaming such as Mobdro which gives access to streaming channels some of which I am not sure of the legal position. So I won’t be using this app . But less controversal and more useful is anothe non-play store sanctioned app – TubeMate which copies anything from Youtube. Have a happy LOOPED life! AccessAbility Solutions - Journal. AccessAbility Solutions. Some interesting keyboards available from this company in the UK Like this: Like Loading...

AccessAbility Solutions

Related tactile keyboard for the iPad mini Tactile Keyboards have always been said to be impossible on an iPad but Tactus are making one to be released in the summer in the states. Dave Banes ” Access and Inclusion” AccessAbility Solutions. Goo.gl - Save Time, Shorten URLs, and Track Interactions. Last week I published an updated version of The Practical Ed Tech Handbook.

Goo.gl - Save Time, Shorten URLs, and Track Interactions

It has been downloaded more than 1,500 times in the last four days. Combined with the previous version The Practical Ed Tech Handbook has been downloaded more than 30,000 times. I hope that many of you who have downloaded it have also printed it and shared it with your colleagues. In case you haven't looked at it or downloaded it yet, a preview of each section of The Practical Ed Tech Handbook is outlined below. 1. Communication with students and parents. AccessAbility Solutions. Is there a crisis looming at the SEND Tribunal? - Special Needs Jungle. New figures out from the Ministry of Justice have shown a big jump in the number of appeals registered at the SEND Tribunal.

Is there a crisis looming at the SEND Tribunal? - Special Needs Jungle

It's not totally unexpected; earlier this year, writing in Schools Week, SNJ's Tania predicted that more and more parents would be forced to appeal to the SEND First Tier Tribunal: "When parents are routinely misinformed, while schools and LAs still deny the existence of a child’s SEND, despite evidence to the contrary, while academies remain reluctant to take on children with SEND and while far too many new EHCPs do not sufficiently quantify or specify support as is required by law, then the tribunal is where more families will end up.

" We've analysed the latest figures released by the Ministry of Justice and they show Tania was correct: between April and June this year the number of local authority decisions appealed by parents increased by 29% compared to the same period in 2015, the fastest ever rise. A new trend? “Helping your child/pupil with Dyslexia using ICT” AccessAbility Solutions. No One Pupil the Same, No Class the Same a guest post by Myles Pilling, Specialist SEND ICTConsultant, AccessAbility Solutions - People First Education. ASDetect: App Helps Detect Early Signs Of Autism. A Nice Way to Share Bundles of Links With Your Students. Like this: Like Loading...

A Nice Way to Share Bundles of Links With Your Students

Related Widgit Bulletin - looking towards the new term Widigt have sent out a news bulletin containing resources that support learning. Out of the many useful resources I was attracted to the "Visual Timetable" this looks very useful for setting up and managing the difficult concept for learners with special needs to accept change by pre-warning of changes.

Widgit Bulletin - looking towards the new term. A Nice Way to Share Bundles of Links With Your Students. Last week I published an updated version of The Practical Ed Tech Handbook.

A Nice Way to Share Bundles of Links With Your Students

It has been downloaded more than 1,500 times in the last four days. Combined with the previous version The Practical Ed Tech Handbook has been downloaded more than 30,000 times. I hope that many of you who have downloaded it have also printed it and shared it with your colleagues. In case you haven't looked at it or downloaded it yet, a preview of each section of The Practical Ed Tech Handbook is outlined below. 1.

Communication with students and parents. New Peripherals for the iPad from Inclusive Technology. Inclusive Technology are at the fore front of ICT and SEN and therefore worth noting any new development they mention.

New Peripherals for the iPad from Inclusive Technology

Now your iPad can control electrical appliances using the updated iClick. Also the Skoog can also be operated via an iPad. Just another example of making the iPad a tool for inclusion in the learning environment! Please click on the link below for more information:- AccessAbility Solutions. Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading. Leslie Patterson said she knew nothing about dyslexia when she first became an elementary school teacher.

Now, the certified academic language therapist and licensed dyslexia teacher at Griffis Elementary School in Caddo Mills (Texas) is leading the way in using technology to help some of her dyslexic students develop a love for reading. Using Bookshare, which, with 480,000 books is the world’s largest digital library, Patterson is helping her students access books they can read, using their eyes and ears, by listening to and seeing highlighted text. “With the practice of reading with eyes and ears, you are learning words because you are seeing the words spelled correctly, you are hearing the word, as your eye is touching it, pronounced correctly, and over time, you are learning words because you are getting practice hearing and seeing them correctly,” Patterson said. Dyslexia teachers using technology to he. Dyslexia teachers using technology to help kids love reading Like this: Like Loading...

Related Value of Chrome to Dyslexics I came across this article and has I am often recommending Chrome to the readers of this blog as part of your SEN strategy I thought it would be useful to add its contents here. Sonocent app and audio notetaker I have made an 8 minute video of the above app and software to go on my dyslexia youtube channel. Voice Dream. Create Location-based Reminders in Google Keep Notes. Great Google Drive Add-ons for Teachers – An Updated Handout. What do you use your SmartPhone for? What do you use your SmartPhone for? Inclusive Teaching & Learning through Technology. Great day with teachers in a conference at Havering where I was talking about “Making ICT Work”. You can see it when you click on the hyperlink. Messenger codes. Claro ScanPen - app for printed... - AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions. “Just to give you some feedback from our Y5 Go Pro homework. We watched some of the videos in class, with great excitement.

Then I put the link on our VLE for homework and asked the children to write about the clip, see below: ‘Deep in the cold Abyss, the hurried polar bear dived in like a diver. Stretching, it hit the water like a bullet and bounced back up. Smiling, the polar bear twisted and turned at the site of a colourful, beautiful sea horse hobbling along. As soon as I climbed up the 500 feet mountain, you can feel the heavy wind almost pushing you off the cliff with its huge arms of power.

Thanks for the great resource! AccessAbility Solutions. Google have announced today that they have made a VR Version of Google Earth for Google Cardboard devices. Seems a great tool. I am just exploring it and finding that there is a classroom expedition planned for December 2016 and January 2017. Interested ? Then go to the website below and fill out the form:- 5 Handy Chrome Extensions for Teachers. How to Use WriteReader to Collaboratively Create Multimedia Books. AccessAbility Solutions. Rapids – chat style story app from Amazon. Subscription based story writing service. Looks interesting I will investigate and make comments . Unfortunately, only in the US yet!! How to Use Wolfram Alpha Inside Google Docs. Five apps that can help students with dyslexia. Five apps that can help students with dyslexia. Ava – App that helps deaf people communicate. This looks a useful app for communication amongst the deaf who would fine follow a group conversation very difficult. Dyslexic Writers in Academic Contexts – useful tips for teachers and lecturers.

Calendly – a smart way to book appointments. AccessAbility Solutions. Recently contacted by Lars at DOT world and began to setup another site to work alongside my LinkedIn profile, Strikingly sites. Three Ways to Host Online Tutoring Sessions. Creative Commons Explained In Simple Terms. AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions. Nocookies. Access and Open - Keys to Universal Learning. 5 Top Apps For People With Limited Mobility. C-Pen Reader launched in USA. AccessAbility Solutions. Scanning Pens have been around for a good number of years but that doesn’t mean their products are outdated. Quite the contrary. Listen to this video about their work into the US. What VR can do for Dementia - AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions.

Two Ways to Grade Short Answer Questions in Google Forms. Looks a very useful idea - AccessAbility Solutions. Choose it Maker Christmas activities. AccessAbility Solutions a partagé la... - AccessAbility Solutions. PRX. AccessAbility Solutions a ajouté une photo. - AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions. Ever since Periscope social media giants have been falling over themselves to produce a similar app. Facebook were the first and now Twitter has followed suit:- Goes live” AccessAbility Solutions. Fontmania  AccessAbility Solutions. We’re on SENDirect. Making use of Android Mobile Devices. Sorry its been a while since I wrote a blog. AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions a partagé la... - AccessAbility Solutions. “Wifi can’t find a valid IP address”

AccessAbility Solutions. Gloucester College Virtual Tour – BETT2017. AccessAbility Solutions. 15 mins to go! BATA  at BETT with Antony and Sal. AccessAbility Solutions. Wrote about this earlier today. Having spoken with the therapists this is tool that’s designed for a relationship and teaching. Class VR from Tablet Academy. Having a fun time on the Adobe stand. AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions. Ooo No 2 in the question chart for Sir Tony Robinson. AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions. And here is the great man himself! Sir Ken we salute you! AccessAbility Solutions. Special Schools ICT CoOrdinator’s Network Day. AccessAbility Solutions.

Padlet Now Has Desktop and Mobile Notifcations. Glassouse. AccessAbility Solutions. Assistive Technology that just works! Great way for kids with SEN to "see" the... - AccessAbility Solutions. Immersive Reader works in Office 365 Word. Running a PC on a Chromebook? How is that possible! AccessAbility Solutions. AccessAbility Solutions a partagé une Page. - AccessAbility Solutions. Had a great day with Havering Education... - AccessAbility Solutions.