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iPad Apps to Support Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

iPad Apps to Support Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it

On November 7th, Paul Hamilton will be presenting an ISTE Webinar on iPad apps that can be used by learners of all ages to overcome barriers to reading and writing.

 

"Some of the accessibility features built into iOS 5 will also be covered. Research has established that each individual learns uniquely, so these tools can be used to great effect with a wide range of learners, not just those identified with specific “learning disabilities”. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will serve as the pedagogical framework for the presentation. Almost all of the apps to be shared are either free or inexpensive. In addition to apps that offer effective text-to-speech and multiple options for text-input, the presentation will explore multimedia apps that give learners alternative ways of showing what they know. Some of the apps to be presented were shared by the presenter in a Feb. 21, 2012 blog post, 10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing."


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Student adjustment and accomodations are important when teaching students with disablilites and impairments. Students with disabilities and impairments are able to achieve educational standards commensurate with their peers, as long as the necessary adjustments are made to the way in which they are taught and to the means through which they demonstrate learning (ACARA, 2013). This achieved through teachers effectively and responsibly selecting and manipulating appropriate technologies, resources, materials and equipment to meet the learning needs of students with disabilities and impairments.

 

 

The following presentation by the international society for technology in education, informs teachers on various applications that can be used by learners of all ages and impairments to overcome barriers to reading and writing. Applications shown throughout the presentation accomodate and facilitates students with impairment such as intellectually impaired students.

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The Shifting Ways In Which We’ll Interact With Mobile Apps | TechCrunch

The Shifting Ways In Which We’ll Interact With Mobile Apps | TechCrunch | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
‘Tis the season to reorganize the apps on my iPhone. With iOS 7 and the shift from spotlight search to swipe-down-to-search for apps, I’ve noticed my app..
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NBP - iPad Tactile ScreenShot Quick References

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"These tactile screen shots of various iPad screens show you "what" appears "where" on the your iPad - from the buttons and camera lenses to the the home screen apps, the App Store, messages, settings, keypad, contacts, iBooks, & iTunes."


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, June 4, 2013 8:58 AM

These are very helpful guides for a student or adult who is Blind or Low Vision and would benefit from the braille or tactile guidance while learning to use an iPad or iOS device.

"Readers will get a clearer sense of how to find icons and elements on the screen, as well as how to manipulate and interact with them."

I also recommend the app VO Starter, for individuals who want to learn how to use the built-in VoiceOver, as VoiceOver and the app guide them through step by step lessons:

https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/vo-starter/id586844936?mt=8

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Apple's WWDC App Hints to iOS 7

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WWDC, every Apple fangirl's favorite event of the year for the slew of news Apple unveils, kicks off in less than a week.
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Talk About it: Objects

Talk About it: Objects | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
“Tell me everything you can about a cat.” How can you answer that?
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Touch and Write: Top Writing App for Kids!

Touch and Write: Top Writing App for Kids! | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
A brand new app that your kids will love is Touch and Write. If offers a great idea and concept… what about if your kids could write with many differnet texture without the mess!
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Price Drop Top Educational Apps - Speech with Milo Series

Price Drop Top Educational Apps - Speech with Milo Series | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
Speech with Milo is a series of top fun educational apps specially designed to reinforce kid’s language skills. Each app offers a unique interactive approach to help and support your kids develop vocabulary.
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Circuit Playground Is Adafruit's Educational Series For Helping Kids Learn About Electronics

Circuit Playground Is Adafruit's Educational Series For Helping Kids Learn About Electronics | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
Adafruit, the DIY electronics website and marketplace, is espousing the popular strategy of “get em’ young” with a new live action short video series broadcast on YouTube.
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8 Outstanding iPad Apps to Create Tutorials and Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Outstanding iPad Apps to Create Tutorials and Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
8 Outstanding iPad Apps to Create Tutorials and Flip your Classroom ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning http://t.co/Lz9gxky1Gp

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David W. Deeds's curator insight, April 2, 2013 8:55 AM

Still hope to get 100 iPad Minis by the end of the school year! 

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Twitter / thelearninglink: @VarietyVillage What an amazing ...

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@VarietyVillage What an amazing place to celebrate learning diversity and UDL in action! http://t.co/wMkNNXcjOc
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Book Creator | The simple way to help all learners create beautiful books on the iPad

Book Creator | The simple way to help all learners create beautiful books on the iPad | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it

If you have a learner that struggles to write, this is the app that can stir the imagination and help them be creative with a Wow!

 

Book Creator for iPad

• Choose from portrait, landscape or square book sizes.

• Add pictures from the Photos app; grab them from the web; move, resize and rotate them with your fingers.

• Edit text using the onscreen keyboard; apply rich formatting

• iPad's fonts - over 50 to use.

• Import video and music, and record speech within the app.

 

Here is what an Pre K-12 Assistive Technology Specialist said about this app:  "My students loved this app. They felt it was so easy to use, that they could open it for the first time and know intuitively what to do. Having it then go to iBooks and create an individual bookshelf was fantastic."

 


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The iPad Mini Could Spur an Education Revolution

The iPad Mini Could Spur an Education Revolution | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
I have long been a skeptic about the role of personal computing in education, especially for K-12 schools.

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it

Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability.


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:35 PM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

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You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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iPads in Education Slide Decks | Langwitches Blog

iPads in Education Slide Decks | Langwitches Blog | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
Tweet This summer, I facilitated quite a few workshops about iPads in the classroom.

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iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students...

iPad Apps and Other Resources to Teach Students... | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
"One of the most iconic freedom fighter has just left us a couple of days ago leaving behind him a huge legacy for next generations to learn from.
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Voice Dream: Text To Speech App

Voice Dream: Text To Speech App | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it

The Best Text To Speech Reader App for iPhone and iPad, Easy to

Read text from PDF, ePub, Word, and Text files in Dropbox, Google Drive or on your device. Read books from Bookshare and Gutenburg! Text to speech with highlighting, choose colors and backgrounds,increase font size, many fonts available including the Dyslexie Font. Many child and adult voices to choose from, you can even add notes, highlights, bookmarks, or edit text.


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, June 4, 2013 9:21 AM

This is still the best app I recommend often for text to speech for Bookshare books, scanned documents/ handouts/ worksheets, newspapers and articles from the web, and more. Excellent features for assistance with reading!

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Voice Dream Reader version 2.8 is out! It's a big release with many new features like Pronunciation Dictionary and Configurable Navigation which are more advanced than any text-to-speech reader in the market.

You can see the full description of all the new features in the blog post:

http://voicedream.us7.list-manage.com/track/click?u=aa9e87703f66ce1d03f1ee787&id=13c428fb16&e=ead9097fea
LearningDevelopment@ForthValleyCollege's curator insight, June 17, 2013 7:07 AM

Voice Dream is an accessibility application that can be used to convert text to speech. Compatible with iPad and iPhone, Voice Dream also offer a free, trial version of the software featuring all the functionality of the full-version. Use the software for reading text documents, lecture notes, proofreading essays or coursework, or for accessing resources.  

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Kids Learn Mandarin Beginner – A Fingerprint Network App

Kids Learn Mandarin Beginner – A Fingerprint Network App | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
Kids Learn Mandarin Beginner – A Fingerprint Network App, by Fingerprint, is a great way to get kids started with a second language, and with Pei Pei the Panda as their guide you can be sure they’re in good hands.
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2 Awesome iPad Posters for your Students

2 Awesome iPad Posters for your Students | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
Are you using iPad with your younger grade students ? If yes, have you provided them a with guideline sheet  on the acceptable use of this device in the classroom ? I am thinking you...
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These are great visuals for classrooms! 

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***Learn With Leah***: iPad Apps In and Out of the Classroom

***Learn With Leah***: iPad Apps In and Out of the Classroom | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it

"It's true- I'm  a little bit obsessed with finding and trying new apps.  I don't believe I have gone more than 2 days without downloading a new one.  So I am constantly deleting subpar apps to make room for new exciting apps.  So when I was asked to present "iPad Apps- In and Out of the Classroom"at the Tech Expo held at Sidney Local Schools I jumped at the chance!

 I took note of all of my favorite apps- both those for classroom use and without. My list grew to about 60 different apps- seriously!  And these are all ones thatactually use.  :-D  So I am so excited to be able to share this list with you!  Not all of the apps are free but many are- so I hope you learn about a few new ones! "


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Great resource list of apps in and out of the classroom- and many of these are on my list- cool! 

 

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Tuesday Free Apps for Kids- Language Arts and Communication- April 2

Tuesday Free Apps for Kids- Language Arts and Communication- April 2 | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
A special today …. With the start of the Autism Awaness Month many developers are making their apps free or highly discounted.
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10 Ways To Use Offline iPads In Education

10 Ways To Use Offline iPads In Education | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
So the power is out or you're on a field trip. Here are some handy tips for using offline iPads in education and in elsewhere.
The post 10 Ways To Use Offline iPads In Education appeared first on Edudemic.
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Seven new iPad apps to know about | eSchool News

Seven new iPad apps to know about | eSchool News | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
Last month, we launched a brand-new feature called App of the Week, in which our editors highlight a new educational app every week. Here are the first seven apps we've featured. (RT @UDL_Center: Hey cool!
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One iPad in the Classroom? – Top 10 Apps

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 (www.langwitches.org) From a BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programme to a 1:1 iPad initiative there are a number of options available to schools when embracing new technology in the classroom. Cons...

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Using Guided Access to Lockdown iPad Apps

Using Guided Access to Lockdown iPad Apps | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it
Guided Access allows you to limit an iOS device to running a single app by locking the user into that app. As this feature was introduced with iOS 6,...

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iPad Apps to Support Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

iPad Apps to Support Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing | App-a-Palooza | Scoop.it

On November 7th, Paul Hamilton will be presenting an ISTE Webinar on iPad apps that can be used by learners of all ages to overcome barriers to reading and writing.

 

"Some of the accessibility features built into iOS 5 will also be covered. Research has established that each individual learns uniquely, so these tools can be used to great effect with a wide range of learners, not just those identified with specific “learning disabilities”. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will serve as the pedagogical framework for the presentation. Almost all of the apps to be shared are either free or inexpensive. In addition to apps that offer effective text-to-speech and multiple options for text-input, the presentation will explore multimedia apps that give learners alternative ways of showing what they know. Some of the apps to be presented were shared by the presenter in a Feb. 21, 2012 blog post, 10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing."


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:15 PM

Student adjustment and accomodations are important when teaching students with disablilites and impairments. Students with disabilities and impairments are able to achieve educational standards commensurate with their peers, as long as the necessary adjustments are made to the way in which they are taught and to the means through which they demonstrate learning (ACARA, 2013). This achieved through teachers effectively and responsibly selecting and manipulating appropriate technologies, resources, materials and equipment to meet the learning needs of students with disabilities and impairments.

 

 

The following presentation by the international society for technology in education, informs teachers on various applications that can be used by learners of all ages and impairments to overcome barriers to reading and writing. Applications shown throughout the presentation accomodate and facilitates students with impairment such as intellectually impaired students.

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“What Is the Best AAC App Out There?”

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“What is the Best AAC App Out There?” As you may know, October is International AAC Awareness Month! Ever since I started this blog, people have asked me a million variations of the sam...

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