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All About Apps for (Special) Education

All About Apps for (Special) Education
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. The first comes from the great Victorian Government site called Ipads for Education . There are a number of resources in the support section, including the handout ‘iPads in Special Education’ . Apps are grouped into topic areas, such as Organisational Apps, Writing Apps and Maths Apps and are rated at different levels. Another good resource is a handout from Bridget Gilormini at the Simon Technology Center . ‘ covers resources for finding App reviews, accessories and blogs which provide information about Apps. Another resource, which I was very excited to find, is a series of excellent handouts by the people at inov8 Educational Consulting . “. And if you want further information about how apps work – you can’t go past the collection of over 185 videos at “Apps for Children with Special Needs “.

ESL Techies Using Mobile Devices with Limited English Proficient/Special Education Students More and more school districts are investigating the use of mobile devices such as the iPad to facilitate learning and instruction for LEP/ELLs in Special Education settings. As K -12 teachers continue to adopt 21st century learning models, curiosity is growing over the integration of mobile devices into the classroom and the practical applications of these new tools. LEP/ELL students with special education needs present a distinct challenge: how are the language needs met while also addressing various required learning accommodations? One of the key reasons why teachers are exploring mobile devices is that they provide ways to differentiate content and accommodate a variety of learning needs and styles. This is especially true when planning instruction based on the unique needs of a special education student as delineated in his or her IEP.

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.

Complete Guide to educational and special needs apps, complete list at One Place for Special Needs Complete guide to educational and special needs apps With over 300,000 apps it's easy to become overwhelmed by the number of app choices. It's also easy to spend a small fortune on a lot of useless apps. As a special needs parent I wanted to get right to the "good stuff" and figured you did too. Check out our guide that breaks down the best of the apps by skill set so you can easily find and buy apps that most benefit your child.

bloomsapps Using Blooms Taxonomy in education is a highly effective way to scaffold learning for the students. With the recent popularity and pervasive nature of iOS devices in school districts it is essential for educators to understand how to implement Blooms in the classroom using the apps that are available. While this list is by no means fully comprehensive, it will assist educators in getting started when implementing iOS devices in the classroom. This site will change almost daily as it will be updated with new and exciting apps!

AirStash USB Streams Files Via Wi-Fi - Walt Mossberg - Personal Technology The pocket-size USB flash drive has become nearly ubiquitous in the PC world, for moving files among machines and for adding extra storage. But it can’t be used with most tablets because they lack standard USB ports. Now, there’s a special, modified, pocket flash drive that works as usual with PCs and Macs, but can transfer and stream files to popular mobile devices without standard USB ports, such as Apple’s iPad and iPhone, Amazon’s Kindle Fire and many other Android devices. Its secret: It has built-in Wi-Fi to beam the files to and from tablets and smartphones wirelessly. It can even stream files like videos to many devices simultaneously.

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. 10 Free iPad Apps For Children With Special Needs - Cool Gizmo Toys I’ve decided today, instead of reviewing a single app in depth, to give you guys a list of 10 Free iPad Apps for Children With Special Needs. I hope that you find a couple of applications that are perfect for your unique child, and that he enjoys using these apps just as much as you enjoy watching him learn and grow! If you like this post, please check out my recent article on the top 10 AAC apps under $30! Free iPad Apps List See.Touch.Learn By Brain Parade See.Touch.Learn is one of the top free iPad apps for children with special needs.

Useful Apple and Apps-Related resources from Spectronics’ Consultancy Team Welcome to this comprehensive collection of “All-things-Apple-and-App-Related” compiled by Spectronics’ clever team of speech pathologists, teachers and occupational therapists! We hope you find these resources helpful as you implement use of iPads, iPhones or iPod touches in special education classrooms or therapy settings. Also helpful in regular ed settings for support of students struggling with reading, writing or organisational skills. This Blog will be regularly updated as new Apps and accessories are developed and reviewed by our team. We hope you will become a regular visitor! iPad As.... iPads have exploded throughout schools and classrooms. Their flexibility, versatility, and mobility make them a phenomenal learning tool. As teachers seek ways to integrate these devices, we recommend focusing on specific learning goals that promote critical-thinking, creativity, collaboration, and the creation of student-centric learning environments. In other words, begin with.....