Talk'n Photos The Top Educational iPad Apps Every Teacher and Student should Know about ( 100+) When it comes to searching for educational apps to install on your iPad it feels like you get drowned in an avalanche of apps and resources from which you emerge empty-handed. Everyday new apps go viral and to keep up with the updates in this field is really a daunting challenge. Thankfully, there are many trusted educational resources ( this blog is one of them ) where educators and teachers can get to discover and learn about new useful apps to use in education. Another trusted resource is Langwitches whose images I am sharing with you below. Langwitches has done a great job in coming up with a list of great educational iPad apps organized into categories with different headings. The only thing that is missing in his work and which if he had paid attention to would have made his work even way greater is to make the app images clickable.
PrAACtical AAC | Supports for language learning Sometimes saying ‘no’ to the demands of the day actually helps us rejuvenate and allows us to be more productive. Saying ‘no to false information helps us to advocate for ourselves. The ‘no’ topic seems to be trending now. There have been quite a few blog posts and comments about the issue (Just Say No, How and When to Give Your Students A Break). Realizing that saying ‘no’ or protesting is a skill just like requesting or commenting, we like to teach it with specific communication opportunities and teaching strategies. ‘NO’ PrAACtice Opportunities ‘No’ Statements to Teach “No Thanks”“Give me 5 minutes to rest”“Please No”“Don’t Do That”“Not Now”“I need some space” (thanks @m2thefizzle for this example)“No, Need A Better Choice”“Leave Me Alone”“Stop”“No Way Jose” Teaching Strategies Teaching ‘no’ in appropriate ways will help foster great self advocates! Be Sociable, Share! Tags: AAC, breaks, communication, protesting, saying 'no' About the Author
Apps for Autism Everyone working with Individuals with Autism can see the amazing potential, and opportunities that successful use of an iPad can bring. And I am sure we are facing some of the same challenges. Finding the time to set the iPad up properly and integrate it across environments. And how can we make sure that our team can access the right training, so it is being used, modeled and integrated effectively? How do we balance it with the other effective learning and communication strategies and technologies already being used? I may not be able to solve ALL of these challenges today, but here is a quick and easy list of apps you may like to check out, for students with Autism. ) to help match the right app to the right student, environment and task. App to help find Apps: Apps to support communication development: Depending on the communication levels of each person, you may need to look at AAC Apps and/or Apps to develop oral language skills Apps for AAC: Apps to develop oral language:
Traveling with Grandma | Going Anyway We’ve had my Mum travel with us for 2 1/2 weeks, starting in Ulaanbaatar, and flying out of Shanghai. Its the third time she has joined us on our travels, and she is now officially welcome anytime. My daughter Sparky volunteered to tell you all about it. Travelling with Grandma – by Sparky Grandma is great fun and wonderful. I want to show you something. See what we saw. Hiking around Tsetserleg, Mongolia Wildflowers in Mongolia Colourful mushrooms in Mongolia Tsagaan Nuur-Tsenger Hot Springs, Mongolia The awesome carvings at the Longman Caves, China Traditional Mongolian musicians in Ulaanbaatar I love listening to bible stories with Grandma, its beautiful. I want to tell you something that happened when Grandma was traveling with us in China. Lets pretend that Grandma and I stay in China. Thanks Sparky for the lovely writing. Huang Shan (yellow mountain) where we wanted to climb with you Historic town of Tunxi which we wanted to explore with you Related posts:
30 Best iPhone and iPad apps this week | Technology Actually, "this fortnight" would be more accurate: Last week's planned top iOS apps post went missing due to travel, so it's a bumper crop of 30 this week to make amends. As ever, the list doesn't include games, as they get their own separate post: this week's selection included iOS titles like Letterpress, Pocket Clothier and Arsenal Fantasy Manager 2013. Android apps get their own separate post too, which will be published later in the day. Atlas by Collins There is huge scope still for connected touchscreen devices to reinvent the very idea of an atlas. Me Books I wrote about this at more length earlier in the week: it's a follow-up to the Peppa Pig Me Books and Ladybird Classic Me Books apps, selling a range of digital picture books via in-app purchase. Signed Stories More digital stories for children sold via in-app purchase here, but this time the publisher is ITV. Nigella Quick Collection for iPad Tunigo Play Toca Tailor Circa News Rara.com Songbird.me Pudsey's Dream Wheels Rappel Snapjoy
Traveling with Grandma | Going Anyway We’ve had my Mum travel with us for 2 1/2 weeks, starting in Ulaanbaatar, and flying out of Shanghai. Its the third time she has joined us on our travels, and she is now officially welcome anytime. My daughter Sparky volunteered to tell you all about it. (Sparky has Cerebral Palsy and is non-verbal. Travelling with Grandma – by Sparky Grandma is great fun and wonderful. I want to show you something. See what we saw. Hiking around Tsetserleg, Mongolia Wildflowers in Mongolia Colourful mushrooms in Mongolia Tsagaan Nuur-Tsenger Hot Springs, Mongolia The awesome carvings at the Longman Caves, China Traditional Mongolian musicians in Ulaanbaatar I love listening to bible stories with Grandma, its beautiful. I want to tell you something that happened when Grandma was traveling with us in China. Lets pretend that Grandma and I stay in China. Thanks Sparky for the lovely writing. Huang Shan (yellow mountain) where we wanted to climb with you Historic town of Tunxi which we wanted to explore with you
A list of All The Best iPad Apps Teachers Need Coming to you from the Canadian Maritimes ( Halifax), Educational Technology and Mobile Learning is an educational blog dedicated to curating, reviewing and sharing EdTech tools and mobile apps. The purpose is to help teachers and educators effectively integrate digital technologies into their day-to-day teaching, learning and professional development. For any questions regarding our website or the content we publish, please contact EdTech admin, editor and blog owner, Med Kharbach at: email@example.com. Med Kharbach is a doctoral researcher and a former teacher with 10 years of classroom teaching experience. Med's research interests include: language learning, linguistics, Internet linguistics, critical linguistics, discourse analysis, new (emerging) literacies, and educational technology. Kharbach, M. Example: Kharbach, M. (2016, December 30). 9 Fundamental digital skills for 21st century teachers [Blog post].
Speak for Yourself PrAACtical AAC | Supports for language learning Questions are more like assessment than they are like instruction. Don’t believe us? Look at the questions these therapists posed and see if you didn’t feel like you were being quizzed. What’s your name? Where do you live? Just to be clear, we think data-based decision-making always plays an important role in good therapy. Here’s why we’re de-emphasizing questions in our AAC therapy. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. Questions have a legitimate role in AAC intervention, but should not be a prominent feature of instruction in most situations. Be Sociable, Share! Tags: 5 Things, AAC, implementation ideas, intervention, language facilitation About the Author Carole Zangari Carole Zangari has been involved in the practice and teaching of AAC for over 20 years.
PrAACtical AAC | Supports for language learning We mean well. We really do. But sometimes the things we say or do, and even the things we DON’T say/do have a negative impact on our long-range goal of improving AAC outcomes. Here are some of the things we’ve observed that can discourage AAC use. Recommending AAC without giving stakeholders a solid, evidence-based rationale creates a shaky foundation. A focus on assessment rather than instruction may not be what the learner needs. No one is perfect, and we shouldn’t expect ourselves to be flawless professionals who run our personal best race each and every time we work with an AAC client. Be Sociable, Share! Tags: 5 Things, SLP About the Author Carole Zangari Carole Zangari has been involved in the practice and teaching of AAC for over 20 years.
PrAACtical AAC | Supports for language learning For all of us, the process of how we learn to use words begins with the expression of our own intents. Initially, we use words, pictures, or signs to make our wants/needs known but that soon develops into social exchanges, true conversations, stories, and more. For some of our AAC friends, the path to a rich lexicon can be convoluted and bumpy. As SLPs, we should be champions for a comprehensive approach to semantic instruction in AAC. Vocabulary teaching is woefully under-represented in the AAC work that we do. We think it can be helpful to revisit our roots and take a second look at some of the guiding principles for semantic instruction. Context is key. Throughout this month, we’ll be advocating for an increased role of a robust vocabulary approach in AAC intervention. Does it sound too hard? “As vocabulary is reduced, so are the number of feelings you can express, the number of events you can describe, the number of the things you can identify. Beck, I. Be Sociable, Share!