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ATLA's Assistive Technology Blog Assistive Technology of Alaska and the Alaska Center for Accessible Media will be presenting and have a booth at the 2014 Alaska Statewide Special Education Conference on Monday, 2/10/14 through Wednesday 2/12/14. Please stop by and say hello or join us at one of our exciting and fun sessions! Monday, 2/10/14 10:30 am – 12:00 pmGetting in Touch with Your Duct Tape Diva: Slant Boards, iPad Stands, and Mounting SolutionsAccommodations for students are not always about high tech gadgets and talking boxes. With a little creativity and Duct tape, accessibility solutions can be affordable and fun. These sessions will start your mind down the road of creative problem solving and allow you to make your creations come to life. 1:15 pm – 2:45 pmCreating Accessible Educational Materials on the Fly (Part 1)Students with disabilities can use technology to access educational materials. ATLA's Assistive Technology Blog
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iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education

Speech and Language Apps IconApp Title App Description ABA FlashCardsIn this set of 52 images, learn actions via text, photo, and realaudio.ArtikPixArtikPix - FullIn the free/full versions, ArtikPix has flashcard and matchingactivities with 913 possible double-sided cards to practicespeech articulation in words and sentences.CommunicationSkills HDVisual modeling of communication skills.DAF AssistantDelayed auditory feedback and frequency shifting to helpimprove stuttering.EverydaySocial Skills HDVisual modeling of social skills.DecibelOn devices with a built-in mic, shows decibel level.
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Kathy Casey's iPad Resources Collection on Pearltrees I have posted about Pearltrees before, it is an app that allow you to collect, curate, make connections and then share sites, blogs, articles or websites around similar ideas or concepts. I said at the time that I liked this concept because it was such a visual interface and that it allowed the viewer to see the physical links between ideas. I found this one the other day and was impressed with the quality of the links. Kathy Casey has obviously spent a good deal of time collecting great resources for using the iPads in the classroom. This is the sort of curation and sharing that Pearltrees was designed for and Kathy has certainly used it well. Make sure you also have a look back up the tree as she also has some great resources around; Kathy Casey's iPad Resources Collection on Pearltrees

The Special Needs iPad & App Series

The Special Needs iPad & App Series click on the image to view full graphic (source: Mashable.com) In only one year the Apple iPad has revolutionized the tech industry. 15 Million iPads have been sold and estimates are that within the next 3 years over 115 million tablets will be shipped. When the iPad was launched there was a lot of talk of what exactly it would be used for. Movies, games, school work and social networking where all mentioned as possibilities. What no one foresaw including Steve Jobs himself was the use of the iPad for special education. One year later dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities.
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Witchemina – Interactive Children’s Story – iPad App Review Witchemina – Interactive Children’s Story – iPad App Review By Cristi | July 20, 2011 | No comment yet Black Dog Books has once again hit the App Store and this time they have ventured away from the Violet series and introduced a new interactive children’s storybook app called Witchemina . Written and illustrated by Allison Keeme, Witchemina is the story of a “sweet and gentle little witch” who thinks and acts much differently than traditional witches. Witchemina lives in a dark and mucky swamp together with her sisters and while they spend their time casting spells and boiling brews, she enjoys much different interests like drawing portraits of friends, casting good spells and baking chocolate chip cookies.
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Jeremy Brown’s App Recommendations for Students with Autism Jeremy Brown’s App Recommendations for Students with Autism Jeremy Brown’s App Recommendations for Students with Autism Updated February 7, 2011 Behavior Assessment Pro by Vermont BehavioralSolutions, LLC [iPhone\iPod Touch, $24.99]
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iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android Apps for Speech Therapists Sunny ArticulationPhonologyTest TheSunny Articulation Testcan be used to identifyarticulation errors patterns in children as well as adults. TheSunny Articulation Test (SAT) is an individually administeredclinical tool for screening, identification, diagnosis and follow-up evaluation of articulation skills in English speaking individuals. $49.99iPhone,iPodtouchiPads/z S/Z Ratio is an evaluation utility for speech-languagepathologists who provide assessment and/or treatment toclients with voice disorders.With a built-in stopwatch feature, S/Z Ratio allows for thetiming of a client iPad, iPhone, iPod, Android Apps for Speech Therapists
Writing Prompts seems to have been a recurring conversation on twitter recently so I wanted to investigate what was available for teachers. I was surprised to see just how many apps designed for writing prompts there were. What is nice, is how many of these can be used for all grades. I really like the interface of some of these and I think your kids will too. Find a couple that will suit your students and your teaching style.

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Language Arts apps can cover a wide range of topics. They can be ebooks, dictionaries, document and text editors, and other apps. Ebooks can contain video files or animation to help tell a story. Some ebooks are self readers, and other will read the story to you. There are several variations between self reader and read to you story. Language Arts Apps
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Harry Walker is the principal of Sandy Plains Elementary School in Baltimore County, Maryland. Fourth and fifth graders at the school are piloting one-to-one computing with iPod touches. In addition, Harry is a doctoral student at John Hopkins University. He's investigating the impact of iPod touch on student achievement. Evaluation Rubric for Educational Apps
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