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. 40 Amazingly Educational iPad Apps for Kids Adults are obsessed with the new iPad, but have you ever thought about sharing your new toy with your kids? Just like online education games provide kids with fun outlets for learning, iPad apps help your kids review basic skills, improve critical thinking and decision-making skills, and even learn to read. Hand over your iPad this summer, and take a look at these 40 amazingly educational and fun iPad apps for kids. Language and Vocabulary Here you’ll find apps for learning the alphabet, using the dictionary, reviewing grammar rules, and more. History
Motivating the Unmotivated: Tough Kid Tools That Really Work At some point in your teaching career you will have a "tough kid" in your classroom. You may even have several at the same time. These students send you home exhausted, often in tears, and raise doubts about your career choice. The tough kid changes the dynamic and mood of the room in an instant, and you may find yourself wondering what to expect from minute to minute. The tough kid may come to you with a prior history, with warnings from your colleagues, and with a cornucopia of labels such as "at-risk," "difficult," "attention deficit disorded," or even "lazy."
39 Sites For Using iPads in the Classroom Pages - Menu This Blog Linked From Here Sites to Follow Friday, October 7, 2011 Ways to Evaluate Educational Apps I am conducting a series of workshops in Florida and was asked to share a rubric to help teachers evaluate educational apps as part of the workshop. In 2010 Harry Walker developed a rubric, and I used his rubric (with some modifications by Kathy Schrock) as the basis for mine. (Read Harry Walker's paper Evaluating the Effectiveness of Apps for Mobile Devices.) I kept in mind that some apps are used to practice a discrete skill or present information just one time.
Response to Intervention in Primary Grade Reading By: What Works Clearinghouse, U.S. Department of Education (2011) This visual diagram illustrates three essential practices (universal screening, progress monitoring and differentiation, and systematic skill instruction) based on the recommendations in the Practice Guide. Use this diagram to compare the recommended practices for implementing a Response to Intervention system in reading with the way your school or district provides services to students who are at risk for reading difficulties.Download diagram > (577K PDF) Screen all students for potential reading problems in the beginning and middle of the year. Effective RTI begins with universal student screenings. Paper Port App – Dragon Dictation App on Steroids! Are you impressed with the Dragon Dictation App? Well, you will love Nuances new PaperPort app that has Dragon Dictation tools in it! PaperPort App - This is Nuances new free digital note taking for your iPad (only iPad) that captures hand written notes, typed text, images, web content and audio.
What People Hate About Their iPads and Kindle Fires People love their tablets. The devices have only been a hot consumer gadget for about three years, but already they've changed so much about how people read, browse the Web, watch video and get work done. Apple still leads the pack, having sold more than 15 million iPads in the last quarter alone, but Android-based tablets like Amazon's Kindle Fire are selling like crazy as well. For all of the delights that come with unboxing and using a new tablet, these gadgets are by no means perfect. Kindle Fire owners have experienced issues that made headlines, while the iPad has its share of imperfections. 6 in 1 - Kid's Math - Education Apps Kids Math - 6 app in 1 - Counting, Basic Math with Choices, Basic Math with Calculation, Compare, Series and Clock. ========================= Its like 6 app for the price of one.
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. Using Safari on the iPad, navigate to Super Teacher Worksheets (www.superteacherworksheets.com).
5 Fun Free iPad Math Game Apps These free apps offer fun ways for elementary/primary grade students to practice their math fundamentals. We checked out a bunch of free math games for the iPad that can help younger students reinforce their math basics, focusing only on those rated 4 stars or better. There are quite a few of these. 2012 Apps for Teachers People often ask what apps I would recommend for Teachers? There is no simply answer that fits all. What I do is give them an insight into the apps that I have on my iPad that I use all the time or that I use in preparation for my lessons.