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iPod Touch/iPhone App Round Up for Users with Significant Disabilities and Those who Teach Them

iPod Touch/iPhone App Round Up for Users with Significant Disabilities and Those who Teach Them
Updated June 19, 2010 Please note YGWYPF notation means "You get what you pay for!"T&T means the blog author uses this applicationBIC is Best in Category, based only on the authors impression, no other criteria are in play * means that the app has been used by the author Related:  Apps for special needsiPads in Special EducationWebsites/ Resources

Education - Special Education Apps for Dyslexia and Learning Disabilities ABC Reading Magic is a 5 part series of apps that build off each other to improve reading skills. The three core skills that these apps focus on are blending, segmenting, and reading. These apps also expand your child’s vocabulary so that he/she can recognize and pronounce words that are not normally found in the everyday vocabulary of young learners. Included are progressive skill-building games in skill levels that most other reading programs overlook: blending, segmenting and reading. Each app includes built-in lesson plans as well as male/female voice, font style, and letter color options. Go to this page to see the details for each of the 5 different apps.

iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs - EasyStand Blog UPDATE: Please check out our follow up post, “iPad Apps for Kids with Special Needs, Part II” for a more recent list of the best apps for children with special needs! The iPad has gotten a lot of people excited. There are many different ways an iPad can be used as a tool for educators and students (of all abilities) to use in the classroom, as well as fun and learning at home, too! Magic Piano App is fun for kids of all abilities and ages! SightsI Love Fireworks I-Beams Lite SoundsI-HornVocal Zoo Magic Piano by Smule (Just .99) ArtDoodle KidsClicky Sticky (Just.99) Just for Fun! Communication & SpeechDragon Dictation(more for older kids, and adults)iCommunicate($49.99)ArtikPix ($29.99)Proloquo2Go (expensive at $189.99 but great as for assistive communication device) Master List of iPad Apps for Special Education Here is a great list of apps compiled by a school speech language pathologist, Eric Sailers. iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education

A Look at Accessibility and VoiceOver in iOS 5-- The Mac-cessibility Network – News [] 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. General Accessibility A subtle but welcome change in iOS 5.0 for totally blind users is the default setting for the triple-click of the Home button. Low-vision users can use a three-finger triple tap to toggle the Zoom magnification feature on or off at any time. Like ringtones, users can now define custom vibration patterns, and assign these patterns to specific contacts when they call or text. VoiceOver in General VoiceOver’s settings have been expanded and refined in iOS 5. Wrap Up

Educational and Assistive Technology Consulting Services — EdTech Associates As we move from computer-based classrooms to online 24/7 digital learning environments, a closer look on how students with specific learning challenges will be supported needs to be addressed. Undoubtedly, the access to mobile devices has increased significantly with new school models being created as we move to 24/7 access to the curriculum by students with devices like iPads, iPod touches and Xoom. The focus of our resources for students with learning challenges is updated here to include apps for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. Return often for revisions for Apps for Dyslexic Students and new resources for students identified with autism. A new day has arrived for dyslexic students where apps have been created to support the challenges that they have on a daily basis in school. The free app includes nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. Typ-O iHomework iHomework is a student's best friend during the busy times of the school year. iBooks

Learning to Go: Lesson Ideas for Teaching with Mobile Devices, Cell Phones, and BYOT Every day, people around the world communicate, connect, and learn digitally on the go. Our students spend hours with their devices and digital tools. Imagine if some of that time was spent learning your content. Imagine your students learning by creating, playing, translating, editing, curating, researching, and brainstorming digitally on cell phones, mobile devices, laptops, tablets, iPads, Chromebooks, and consoles. Learning to Go is a collection of lesson plans, resources, handouts, and tips for teachers wishing to incorporate mobile devices, cell phones or BYOT (Bring Your Own Technology) into their teaching.

喷嚏网----阅读、发现和分享:8小时外的健康生活! Apple iPad Info : Accessibility for the iPad Flipped Classroom Workshop – Flipped Teaching and Learning Professional Development and Resources Hands On Letters and Numbers with Doodle Buddy When I first began learning to write my letters and numbers, I must have gone through an entire tree worth of paper as I practiced tracing and then writing them on my own. Now, with your iPad your students can practice their letters, numbers, spelling and handwriting while leaving a forest of trees intact. Here’s how I would approach this apptivity: Safari 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Photos 6. 7. 8. Doodle Buddy 9. 10. 11. forbrukslån | kredittkort test | billig bensin i dag iPad Apps for individuals wirh Special Educational Needs - download a simple guide. | Learn Net Advisors & Research Search through the Internet and you will find loads of advice about Apps that meet a whole range of personal, educational and business needs. You can go on for ever exploring new Apps (I do it all the time!) and find you have a device full of Apps and you can’t remember which one you thought would be useful for what! It’s crazy! Apps for people with Special Educational Needs is no exception except that with some Apps there is a huge cost attached. Of course the cost isn’t huge if an individual finds this is a great way of communicating with others and making his needs known – and we have to remember that some of these Apps can be vastly cheaper than the alternatives on the market. Loads of Apps can be used by people with Special Educational Needs and generic gains can be made in concentration. attention, memory, hand-eye coordination, literacy, numeracy etc. Here is my starter list of Apps to explore if you are working with individuals with Special Educational Needs.

iDevices in the Special Education Classroom A number of built-in accessibility features, tools, and add-ons are helping to prompt Apple's iPad into the classroom. Now, the push to get textbooks accessed through this device to get rid of all those heavy books, ah, it is happening!! With a text reader and highlighter, this will really be something worth talking about. Is it the best tool out there? Concerns and thoughts: In the special education classroom, as a classroom tool, one of the concerns that I have is that the iPad is often used as an individual tool in isolation, not a tool for collaboration and integration. Parents are also often using the iPad as a reward and/or keep them busy and quiet tool. It is important to remember, that all technology is only as meaningful as it's users purpose. iPads are a wonderful tool however consider this: an iPad has no consequences if the user ventures outside the lines. How to use an iPad in the classroom with a group? As with everything, we tend to go to extremes. Answer- "Yes."

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