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Apps for Literacy Support

Apps for Literacy Support

iPad Apps for Autistic Students Apps on portable devices such as the Apple iPad can help non-verbal children to communicate basic needs. Intuitive apps that employ colorful images and sounds can also hold a child's attention long enough to learn and offer effective tools to build vocabulary and reinforce word knowledge. The following iPad apps are designed to augment self-expression among children with autism spectrum disorders and other cognitive impairments. Becoming more comfortable with language may also encourage more safe social interaction among family members and classmates. 1. Apple iTunes Store Autism Xpress is a free app that encourages people with autism to recognize and express emotions. 2. Grace is a picture exchange system designed to encourage independent social interaction among people with autism. 3. iConverse iConverse is designed for children with autistic and other communicative disabilities who have not yet mastered basic speech. 4. 5.

Apps To Support Literacy Posted by Allanah King on September 17, 2011 This week I was asked to give a presentation to the Nelson Library Network Meeting focussing on iPad Apps to Support Literacy so we combined our usual after school Thursday workshop with the Library meeting. I managed to borrow/commandeer an iPad 2 because I wanted to display the iPad screen onto the data projector big screen as we were expecting quite a big turnout. I had to wipe the iPad’s apps that were already there to over-write it with my own own apps. I divided the presentation into two parts - Consumption- looking at Literacy Apps that someone else has made and Creativity- looking at ways to create your own content on the iPad. Here are my hyperlinked notes of my apps that I shared. Consumption My favourite book app at the moment is The Fantastic Flying Books of Morris Lessmore. Some of my favourite eBooks for young children are: Creativity- looking at ways to create your own content on the iPad.

Integrating Technology in Education I can remember a time when we "went to the computer lab". I am SO thankful that this is not the case in my educational setting. Many people have viewed how we "use iPads in the classroom". From beginning to end, the students are ➽in and out of technology. ➽in and out of camera use. ➽in and out of the web. ➽in and out of a Google Form. ➽in and out of an iPad2 app. ➽in and out of a calculator. ➽in and out of collaborative whiteboard areas. ➽in and out of direct instruction. ➽in and out of an intellectual conversation with an adult. Partly viewed lesson on blog Videos of Today's Lesson (iPad2=No Play List-See Channel For Details) **Raw footage taken by me while teaching. Reflection: The lesson really went well because I am seeing how students use their tech tool of choice.

10 Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for the iPad & iPhone 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. This has lead Apple to create a special education section in the App Store. To try and make sense of all of this we have put together a nine part series on the iPad and useful applications. This week we bring you: 10 Websites to Find Special Needs Apps for the iPad & iPhone About.Com – Apps for Children With Special Needs highlights new apps that are designed specifically to make life easier for people with special needs, by making communication or behavior management or health management easier. Did we miss any? The Rest of the Series: Looking for more special needs apps?

Education - Special Education 10 Revolutionary iPad Apps to Help Autistic Children | Gadgets DNA Teachers and doctors are using iPads as a tool to reach out to children with Autism or Asperger Syndrome and the results are remarkably great. Autistic children are showing tremendous improvement after playing fun-filled exercises on iPad which is less stressful and more fun for both the teachers and the students. Below is the list of 10 best iPad applications to give Autism a voice. Photo Credit: Kelly Nikolaisen Those who don’t know, Autism is a lifelong disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to other people and the world around them. Proloquo2Go – A must have app that provides you with a full-featured augmentative and alternative communication solution for autistic children who have difficulty speaking. It contains text-to-speech voices, up-to-date symbols, powerful automatic conjugations, a default vocabulary and much more. You can easily customize the app by using picture and photo vocabulary of your choice. “A must have if your child has autism!

Notetaking Apps - a comparison of some popular ones Notetaking apps are a great way to get organized and keep track of everything electronically. There are a lot of different ones out there, so I thought I would go through some of the more popular ones and list some of the features they have. Click on the links for more information on each one also. 1. 2. 3. 5. 6. 7 Apps That Will Help You Use Your iPad For Writing Projects While each of us has our own particular needs, I’m sure one or more of these apps will serve your needs. So get ready to set up a folder on your tablet and download a useful collection of resources. Evernote At the top of the list, the popular Evernote app (iTunes Store Link) and web syncing service is an essential tool for writing on the iPad. Evernote includes a basic text writing tool that of course also syncs back to your computer or other devices. Infinote Pinboard For brainstorming and clustering your ideas, download Infinote Pinboard (iTunes Store Link). SimpleNote The best free option for a fully fledged writing application on your iPad is SimpleNote (iTunes Store Link), which I reviewed here. Private Journal If you’re a frequent journal writer, the application, Private Journal (iTunes Store Link) works very well for the iPad. While this app doesn’t have automatic syncing features, you can assign a passcode so no one else will have access to your most personal writings. WordPress

Special Needs iphone/ itouch apps Autism Spectrum Directory iPad, iPod Touch and iPhone Apps for Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) This is a list of Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) Apps compatible with iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. Applied Behavioral Analysis (ABA) is a different way to teach and it is effective with people on the autism spectrum because the teaching method is a structured, direct way to learn. iTunes apps can be used as a teaching tool for Applied Behavioral Analysis for the purpose of giving instruction for a skill or task or the apps can be used as a means to collect data for the analytical part of the Applied Behavioral Analysis process. Comprehensive ABA Apps ITPADD $7.99 – Developed to provide individualized portable ABA curriculum for multiple people. ABA Assessment Cognitive Behavior Analysis (CBA) $free – Keeps track of when and how often you practiced your behavior. Discrete Trial Training Autism Colors $19.99 - This app uses Discrete Trial Training (DTT) to help a person learn the basic colors. Prompts (prompting stimulus)

Five Great Apps for Children With Learning Challenges Children with learning disabilities can greatly benefit from the many apps available to meet their unique needs. Helping with everything from emotion recognition to speech assistance, the following five special education-friendly apps are very handy for kids facing challenges in the classroom. iCommunicate - This visual app allows educators to design schedules, storyboards, routines and more to help special-needs students understand and communicate. Users also can create flash cards and speech cards. AutismXpress - A tool for visually conveying emotions, this app can help autistic children quickly identify and express their feelings. Eye Contact Zoo - This is a game where kids earn rewards for making direct eye contact. iSpeech - Perfect for kids with speech difficulties, iSpeech is a language app that brings speech therapy home for reinforcement and support. Dragon Dictation - Dragon Dictation voice recognition software allows the user to speak and have her words translated to text.

- How to create a story using apps 0 Comments January 26, 2012 By: Vicki Windman Jan 26 Written by: 1/26/2012 4:27 AM ShareThis Need to address the Core Standards in the area of writing? Grades 1-5 Writing: The standards are parallel but expand each year in elementary school. Grade 1:Write opinion pieces, in which they introduce the topic or name the book they are writing about, state an opinion, supply a reason for the opinion, and provide some sense of closure.Write informative/explanatory texts in which they name a topic, supply some facts about the topic, and provide some sense of closure. Grade 5:Develop the topic with facts, definitions, concrete details, quotations, or other information and examples related to the topic.Provide logically ordered reasons that are supported by facts and details. Story Patch- $2.99- Students can create a book with preloaded or added photos. WordFoto $1.99 Import a photo or image to the app, which comes preloaded with words such as Happy Halloween, Happy New Year and more stock words.

100 iPad Tips and Tricks.pdf Special Education Apps for iPad Add In my classroom , I was blessed to have students from amazingly diverse backgrounds and with an array of skills and strengths. I worked relentlessly to build in supports and foster an inclusive community for all of my students. This meant cutting, laminating, velcro-ing, washing, re-making, and constructing what felt like a million supportive learning devices for my students with and without special needs. Continuing with our Education Apps for iPad series, here are some apps grouped by category that students, parents, and teachers can leverage to support all learners! Communication Proloquo2Go . Grace . iConverse . iConverse is a simpler and cheaper AAC device that focuses on basic needs. TapToTalk . iCommunicate . Behavior First Then Visual Schedule . AutismXpress . CBTReferee . Earn It Stars . Skills Everyday Skills . iDress for Weather . Dance Party Zoo . iWriteWords . image courtesy of Check out LearnBoost’s grade book , and sign up for a free account!

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