Special Education Apps
Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do. We, in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning , strongly believe in the importance of creativity in education and we have dedicated a whole section in this blog to articles covering this topic. We have also reviewed some web tools that teachers can use to integrate creativity in their instruction and today we are going to introduce you to an awesome set of iPad apps that can do the same job but this time for young learners in primary schools. 1- Draw Free for iPad This is a great free iPad app that lets users create beautiful drawings. It has an intuitive interface and is very simple to use, ideal for young learners.
My colleague Katie Hull-Sypnieski is leading a February 1st Education Week Webinar on differentiating instruction , and I would strongly encourage people to participate.
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This post is part Five of the Special Needs iPad & App Series . 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. Dozens if not hundreds of applications have been created that enhance the quality of life for individuals with all types of disabilities.
Complete guide to educational and special needs apps The most detailed app guide for special needs families, speech therapists, occupational therapists, social workers and teachers! Our guide breaks down apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child.
The new iPad has gotten a lot of people excited. As a “mac person” I am happy to see Apple come out with yet another cool product that goes beyond typical computing. There are many different ways that an iPad can be used as a tool for educators and students (of all abilities) to use in the classroom, as well as a source of fun and learning at home too!
As is our custom at Mac-cessibility, we won’t be covering the more general enhancements and additions to the iOS operating system which powers Apple’s mobile devices in this review. While some of the new features will certainly be relevant to our discussion, we’re going to be primarily focussing on what’s new in terms of accessibility, especially where regards VoiceOver. A Note on Timing A few people have asked us why we waited so long to publish our review of iOS 5 and the new features found in VoiceOver . The fact is that any users publishing reviews, blogs, and additional information on iOS 5 and the new VoiceOver features prior to 12/October/2011, beyond that which Apple has specifically released, are doing so in violation of Apple’s Non-Disclosure Agreement (NDA), which they had to accept before gaining access to the software.
I keep finding more and more excellent resources around using iPads, iPods and Apps in (Special) education and wanted to share some of my favourite links with you.
Add In my classroom , I was blessed to have students from amazingly diverse backgrounds and with an array of skills and strengths.