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AccessAbility Solutions - Journal. Linkedin. AccessAbility Solutions - Journal. AccessAbility Solutions - Journal. AccessAbility Solutions - Journal. Got to love this! - AccessAbility Solutions. The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils – ICTEvangelist. I’ve always enjoyed thinking of ideas about how we can utilise technology for purposeful means in the classroom.

The new Periodic Table of iPad Apps for Primary aged pupils – ICTEvangelist

It is often we see the simplest ideas making the biggest impact on teaching and learning. I’m still asked regularly for apps for particular subjects, asking children to use devices as sources of information rather than vehicles or tools to express learning. The iPad has always given us the opportunity to do so much more than consume information giving us opportunities instead to use our creativity to express our learning, to test our learning, to share and publish what we do. Therefore it has given me real pleasure to create this new Periodic table of iPad apps; this time focusing on tools to support younger learners. I realise that not everyone will agree with my choices of apps but they have all been made with personal experience of using all of these tools with children and seeing not just how they work in the classroom but more importantly how they can impact on learning.

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The Grid – artificial intelligence browser

It sounded amazing when it was first mentioned but there have been delays and frustrations for those who have been waiting. And there looks like a further wait of between 3-6months. The Grid is currently in beta stage testing with 100 testers taken from founder members. Information with founder members have been sparse to say the least until the last couple of months. But if you have a spare 24 minutes this google hangout video describes in some detail how the grid will work.

SEN PRESS. SEN PRESS make ebooks that have simplified language and storylines that are appropriate to holder readers.


You can download a free sample book from their website or download an app from the App Store. Like this: Like Loading... Related Sheldon Conference 24th November Here is the presentation from the above conference. Special iApps. Parents started this company for both Apple and Android . it’s rare to find apps that cover both operating systems for special needs.

Special iApps

Looking at the way the apps are designed they would suit a 1:1 interaction with a teacher or language therapist. One of the problems of many apps is that they cover too many concepts at once making it difficult for those with learning difficulties to pick up the information. in Special iApps they have kept the concept to one eg shapes are shapes and not colour and shapes.

This is a real plus for those teaching a particular concept to a child with special needs. It could be used to teach or revision. What seems key to me is that it would be beneficial for the App to be incorporated into a teaching and learning context where the app is use to gain a response spoken or signed by the pupils. Useful events from the British Assistive Technology Association. British Assistive Technology Associatipon (BATA) has a news and events section that contains a useful list of events that you may find interesting to go to.

Useful events from the British Assistive Technology Association

Like this: Like Loading... Related BATA - British Assistive Technology Association. STEM Festivals – ebuyer and Tablet Academy. Free Chooseit Maker activities. HelpKidzLearn are offering free activities to use with their app Chooseit Maker 3.

Free Chooseit Maker activities

If you don’t have a subscription then please consider this as its a great resource. I have written article about Choose it Maker 3 on LinkedIn. If you have a subscription then please download the activities on this Like this: Thanks to Ian Bean! - AccessAbility Solutions. Enabling, Empowering, Access for all. Enabling, Empowering, Access for All. AccessAbility Solutions. Don’t get too excited this is more of an admin procedure as I have created a domain that can be used that “points ” to my blog site.

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Wiltshire is going Superfast! Get Connected! Three Ways Brighter Futures Social Enterprise Bath Avon UK. Dash&Dot - Tablet Academy. Dash & Dot are capable robots that can sense their environment and can be programmed wirelessly using a touch device.

Dash&Dot - Tablet Academy

Dash & Dot are designed to be fun at your home, in the classroom and in a child's play room. The combination of sensors on these robots, the child friendly programming tools on tablets and smart phones, and the design of the robots makes it fun and easy for kids (and grown ups!) To do several activities with robots that would have seemed impossible until now. Dash Dash has two drive wheels and a balance caster that enables it to drive forwards, backwards, spin, and move almost anyway you like.

Dash's head can move relative to the body, both pan and tilt, and the 12 LED's in the eye can be programmed independently to create patterns and animations. You can customize Dash's personality by changing the colour of the side headlights, the eye animation and greetings. Tablet Academy - Home. Mylespilling (mylespilling) Education%20grants%20newsletter%20April-May%202015.pdf. Funds - Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon. Funds are set up by individuals, families and companies.

Funds - Community Foundation for Wiltshire and Swindon

Funds allow donors to support their local charitable interests. The Community Foundation manages over 100 Endowment Funds as well as “flow-through” funds which we distribute to local causes on behalf of the donor. Davidstable. Campaign.r20.constantcontact. Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro. Code and programming may not be the most important topics on the planet but it is an area of study that sufferers two major problems. one: an industry with millions of unfilled job positions and two: a world where not enough teachers feel confident to run programming projects.

Coding on iPads – Beginner to Pro

The iPad can offer a solution in these situations. There’s an app for that (and a generation) Fortunately, the world of code education is getting easier and more self-sufficient every month. When I say self-sufficient, I mean such that having an expert in the room is not longer a requirement. Six Twitter Lessons You Can Learn From Patrick Stewart.

Ee369593-601a-42b3-b114-c8b26b2b17a7-large.jpeg (JPEG Image, 423 × 281 pixels) No Flash light for an iPad? The iPhone has a flashlight built in but not the iPad . This is hugely frustrating if you want to use OCR. The position of the camera directly over text or a book casts a shadow which affects the image quality. A key feature for using OCR successfully. If the feature that exists on the iphone and its control panel it would mean you could simultaneously run the torch from the control panel whilst shooting with the camera. Apple – why did you not put this feature on the iPad Air? AccessAbility Solutions. This sounds like cloud computing from... - AccessAbility Solutions. Bundles for your iPad from inclusive technology 

Nasen Special magazine article. This month’s nasen special magazine features an article by me on the new computing curriculum and tools to use for developing Computer Programming for SEN and Severe and Complex needs. The article is titled “Puzzled by Programming?” You might want to check out some links here for links to programming websites that I have found useful Like this: Like Loading... Related. Inclusive – Matrix Maker Plus. An AAC software that is on offer this week. If you want to you can have a free trial of Matrix Maker Plus which makes printed materials for communication aids and teaching aids. To see the offer go to:- Like this: Like Loading... Related News update from Crick Software Just had a news letter update from Crick Software the makers of Clicker, WriteOnline. AccessAbility sur Twitter : "Adobe Sketch and Storehouse. Widgit News Bulletin. New Talking Assessment App ‘Expressive Language’ is a new app to help you assess children with possible speaking difficulties.

Ideal as an initial screening tool, ‘Expressive Language’ provides useful assessment information around the child’s ability to use spoken (expressive) language. ‘Expressive Language’ assesses a child’s expressive language skills by using a range of different questioning techniques. AccessAbility sur Twitter : "Widget News Bulletin. iPhone 6 glich. Apparently when sending a message and you use a non-latin script the iphone jams.

Here is an article explaining what this is about:- Like this: Like Loading... Related Best Free iPhone Apps A collection of apps that are really useful. Windows 10 release date set for July as Microsoft... AccessAbility sur Twitter : "The Cloud - A Brief Guide. AccessAbility sur Twitter : "Clicker Communicator – a new app from Crick Software. HelpKidzLearn apps for iPad and Android. Helpkidzlearn apps are for both ipad and android so if you use an android device you can use these great special needs apps! Follow the link below:- Cortana – Windows 10 expert speech recognition system. I have been looking at Cortana on Windows 10 and trying out some of its functions.

Cortana is built into the search window and integrated into Bing so the two are simultaneously supporting each other. Tobii Dynavox I-series+ Announcing Windows 10 Insider Preview Build 10130 for PCs. Apple Announces Multitasking Experiences for iPad with iOS 9. Today at WWDC, Apple confirmed that multitasking would be coming to the iPad with iOS 9. Apple Music - Music needed a home . . . so we built it one.

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Dyslexia Font: Download for free – Dyslexie Font. Ian Bean’s new software site. Relax - and take the stress of Christmas... - AccessAbility Solutions. Happy New Year to all our Readers! Look at Me. Working with the Fonthill Foundation. Microsoft Educator Network - Professional Development : Educators : Courses. Working with the Fonthill Foundation. Through a unique partnership between the Fonthill Foundation and Tablet Academy I am working at a Learning Adventure Centre on the Brighton Marina. Schools and Colleges come in on a session basis to work on accessing curriculum and projects using iPads. ​​ This started in October 2014 and is due to continue to June 2015. The aim is to raise levels of achievement by the positive use of ipads in teaching and learning . I will be publishing more in due course through our sharepoint site at:-