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iDevices in the Special Education Classroom

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. Students learn in different ways. The iPad can provide visual, audio and tactile learning; reaching many students’ learning styles. 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. How to use an iPad in the classroom with a group? Teacher directs, students watch.Teacher directs, with iPad in the middle of the group and students touch with instruction. Answer- "Yes."

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. 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.

Back-to-School Guide for Dyslexic Students: Apps and More With the school year fast approaching (or already in full swing) here are my favorite apps and products for accessibility. Hopefully these apps and products will help make the school year successful for those needing assistive technology to support their reading and writing. This list is geared toward students with dyslexia but many of the apps and products can also benefit other students. To learn more about any of these products or apps click on the accompanying link. Kurzweil 3000 Kurzweil 3000 is a versatile reading and writing program for Mac and PC. Bookshare Bookshare is an essential service for people with print disabilities. Learning Ally Learning Ally is another provider of accessible books for the blind and dyslexic. Click read more below for more great apps and products. Voice Dream Reader Voice Dream Reader is an amazing text-to-speech app for iOS. Co:Writer Co:Writer by Don Johnston is an app for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch. Prizmo Quizlet Inspiration Maps

Apple iPad Info : Accessibility for the iPad iPhone, iPad and iPod touch Apps for (Special) Education 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. 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 Dictionary.com app includes nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. Typ-O Typ-O uses a powerful word prediction engine and a sophisticated spelling error model to help you write, even if your spelling isn't perfect. iHomework Web Reader iBooks Dragon Search Dragon Dictation Speak It!

Accessibility 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. by Dawn Villarreal, One Place for Special Needs Android apps (all) Android does not have the nice interface of iTunes for viewing apps on the Internet as opposed to your device. Aphasia appsApps specific to those with aphasia Apraxia appsApps specific to those with Childhood Apraxia of Speech Articulation appsApps that focus on articulation. Assistive technology apps Here are a variety of assistive technology apps employing voice recognition, text to speech, easy to use technology for impaired motor abilities. Auditory memory apps Auditory memory is the ability to remember what you heard. Auditory procesing apps (all) This link takes you to all of the auditory processing related apps. Other resources

Top Ten: Apps for children with special educational needs | Tutorhub Blog It’s becoming increasingly clear that iPads and iPhones have so much more to offer than the games and shopping apps that are, admit it, the hook for a lot of us. Technology is bringing about a revolution in teaching and learning with iPads very much front and centre, armed to the teeth with an ingenious, ever-expanding amount of apps. Increasingly, technology is being put to use in special needs education and there are plenty of fantastic apps out there for helping students overcome their learning disabilities, giving them the confidence to learn and express themselves at school and home. Though there are a vast amount of brilliant apps to choose from, I’ve compiled my top ten for use both at home and in the classroom. VAST-Autism 1 – Core: A great tool that provides therapy to children with autism and motor speech disorders such as apraxia. ArtikPix – Full: Flashcard and matching activities are the thrust of this engaging articulation app for children with speech sound delays. See.

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