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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’ . 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 “. And finally, the Joan Ganz Cooney Center

iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education - iPad apps for children with special needs 0 Comments March 25, 2011 By: Guest Blogger Mar 24 Written by: 3/24/2011 11:36 PM ShareThis by Guest Blogger Vicki Windman We are always looking for tools to help special-needs children learn more effectively, so as to reduce the frustration level felt when they can not be independent or do not understand. The IPad has become such a tool, with over 10,000,000 apps in the Apple Store. Productivity Calendar apps - I personally like CalenGoo. Agenda apps - InClass was rated Best App for young adults 2011. Taking Notes - Notes Plus- Users can handwrite notes, type notes and record notes. Typing papers - Dragon is a dictation program that allows users to dictate while it records. My area of expertise is working with the Developmentally Disabled. Communication Skills Best App: Proloquo2Go. Story Builder is a WH app that records the child’s voice when answering questions. IQuestion is a game in which the student answers WH questions. Social Skills Math Bills and Coins also can be leveled. English

iPad Apps • 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? The number of quality educational applications continues to grow daily. Here is a list of applications that are designed for use in Special Education settings: IEP Checklist -Provides a list of items (with description and ed code) to complete for an IEP Proloquo2Go Full AAC solution with over 7000 symbols, natural sounding voices, automatic conjugation, and more.

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. 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. Moms With Apps Moms With Apps is a collaborative group of family-friendly developers seeking to promote quality apps for kids and families. Did we miss any?

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. It’s called the AirStash and is made by a tiny company called Wearable Inc., and distributed by Maxell Corp. The AirStash is a clever device that solves a genuine problem, though not without some issues. The AirStash looks like other USB flash drives, except a bit wider. This product is aimed at the iPad and iPhone, and the company has a free app for those products that makes it easy to manage and view the files on the drive. AirStash performed some feats I found impressive. There are some other limitations.

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. Now, having an iPad, I often play around with apps that I realize would have been incredibly beneficial for my students with 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 .

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. Spectronics is proud to have recently been appointed to the Apple Consultants Network (ACN) in Australia in recognition of our professional team’s expertise in educational applications of Apple technologies. Our skilled Inclusive Learning Technologies Consultants are also continually building new presentations viewable through our new Spectronics Online Premium Subscription service!

Utbildning på nätet 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.....