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40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities

40+ iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities
Helpful Tools These tools are useful for both educators and students with reading disabilities alike, aiding in everything from looking up a correct spelling to reading text out loud. Speak It!: Speak It! is a great text-to-speech solution that can allow students with reading disabilities to get a little help with reading when they need it. Talk to Me: Talk to Me is another text to speech application. Dragon Dictation: Dragon Dictation works in reverse of the two apps we just listed. Merriam-Webster Dictionary: If spelling is a problem, it's always a good idea to have a really great dictionary on hand. If is your go-to place for definitions and spelling help, this app can be a great way to bring that functionality to your iPad or iPhone. Prizmo: With Prizmo, users can scan in any kind of text document and have the program read it out loud, which can be a big help to those who struggle with reading. Fundamentals MeeGenius! Writing Spelling

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33 Super Speech and Language iPad Apps Teachers With Apps brings you 33 super speech and language iPad apps for home, classroom, and/or the therapist’s office. Speech and language is one area of educational apps that has exploded with smashing success. The prices range anywhere from free to expensive. There is an stuttering app that runs almost $1,000! 6 Games That Put Insane Detail Into Stuff You Didn't Notice Now that we're in a golden age of video game technology, players are constantly demanding that video games be made as graphically detailed and realistic as possible. However, programmers have been going to insane lengths to show off their attention to detail in other, less obvious ways for years now, and you probably didn't even notice. These are the amazing little flourishes that simultaneously wow us with their obsessive compulsion and provide a powerful rejoinder to the argument that soaring game budgets are both necessary and entirely justified. #6.

15 Great iPad Apps for Special Education Students Students and kids with learning disabilities have also the right to benefit from this surge in the use of educational apps on mobile devices particularly iPad. There are actually several iPad apps that can help your students overcome their autism and speech issues, develop both their communication and social skills, and enhance their literacy capabilities. Here is a list we have curated for you containing awesome apps specifically designed for students with learning disabilities. 1- Autism Timer " Autism Timer is a digital timer that shows the elapsed time clearly and is easy to use. You can set three different time for green/yellow/red zone.

Resources for Using iPads in Grades 6-8 There are many resources from Edutopia and across the web for middle school teachers who are integrating iPads in their classrooms. At this age, students can use iPad apps in different subject areas and become content creators using their devices. Teachers can introduce a variety of skills to students, and students can demonstrate their understanding of concepts using innovative iPad technology. Check out the list below for suggestions on amazing apps and to browse tips from teachers on how to use iPads throughout the school day. Favorite Apps JPEGsnoop - JPEG Decoding Utility Overview Latest Version: 1.6.1 Introduction Every digital photo contains a wealth of hidden information -- JPEGsnoop was written to expose these details to those who are curious.

8 Must-Have Apps for Geography Class Ask a student what the capital of Burkina Faso is and most will give you a blank stare. Most would be lucky to even tell you the continent the country is a part of. With these 8 must-have apps for geography, not only will students learn the capital of Burkina Faso (it’s Ouagadougou by the way), but they will learn a lot of geographical facts, as well as information that will help them navigate and better understand the world. Stack the States/Stack the Countries Top iPad Apps for Student Creativity My school is currently 1:1 iPads in Grades 1, 4, and 5, and next year we're expanding that to include Grades 2 and 3. Like most schools, we went through a phase where we tried out LOTS of different apps, but over time, we whittled those down into our Core Apps, ones that are flexible and powerful enough to be used in every subject all day long. One of the keys for me is that these apps can be used by students to CREATE things, not just consume things. Here are our favorites: Explain Everything.

Teach Students to Effectively Search Google Image Using Both Text and Images March 24, 2014 Here is a quick tip I learned from Daniel Russel on using Google Image. This tip is about using Google Image for conducting a search query about a certain image. Usually, the traditional way of using Google Image is by typing a textual input into the search pane and start browsing through the page results displayed, but how about looking for images you already have? For instance, let's suppose you have a picture on your desktop of a monument from a museum you have visited and you want to know more information about that monument. For this you need to upload your picture to Google Image or simply drag and drop it into the search pane and click on "search".

Folder Full of Storytelling Apps I feel storytelling apps are one of the most powerful aspects of using the iPad. It allows for collaboration and creativity that I couldn’t really achieve before using the iPad. Here are my 22 favorite Storytelling Apps. Apple's Official Guide To Teaching With Apps Apple’s Official Guide To Teaching With Apps This may be news to you (it was to us), but Apple has a guide for teaching with apps. Called “Using iOS Apps for Teaching & Learning,” it’s 8 pages long and really, honestly isn’t as self-embracing and superificial as you’d expect.

The Dorklyst: 6 Great Homemade Games You Need to Know About By Kevin Corrigan and Lev Novak / July 7, 2011 Not all video games have the benefit of million-dollar advertising campaigns and giant corporate monoliths to shove them forward into the spotlight. And not every gamer has $60 to drop on a triple-A title. But if you look around, you'll find plenty of small scale operations churning out gaming gold at little or no cost to you. Here are six of the best homemade games that you need to be playing.

Literacy Apps for Teachers & Parents Once I started looking through the amazing apps I have used for literacy, I couldn’t stop writing reviews and that’s why this list is so large. The following 15 apps are amazing. I have tried to include a huge range of apps that will help teachers, students and parents. The best thing for parents and teachers is to simply try these apps and explore the amazing possibilities that they can create. This is a must read blog for all teachers. Toontastic

Why App Smash? Inspired by the last #1to1iPadChat , I thought it was time to post on the world craze that is App Smashing. The term App Smash was coined by the great Greg Kulowiec (@gregkulowiec) from EdTech Teacher fame. It is a hot topic in EdTech and obviously has its own Hashtag – #AppSmash. What is an App Smash? Content created in one app transferred to and enhanced by a second app and sometimes third. Preferably the final product is then published to the web – remember, digital presence is the new résumé (CV).

How controllers shaped games from the ground up - Slideshow Throughout the years, myriad factors have impacted video games, how they’re made, and how they’re played. Raw horsepower, bizarre business partnerships, and even the storage media have all played a role in shaping the way games evolved. However, the controller itself might just be the single most important factor in deciding exactly what kind of games are developed for any given platform. The defining aspect of this medium is its interactive nature.