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News-2-You App

News-2-You App | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
Do you subscribe to News-2-You in your special education classroom? Have an iPad? Now you can access the weekly News 2 You Newspaper on your iPad.  AssistiveWare and N2Y new free News 2 You app all...
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Free app and easy access to your existing New 2 You subscription!

Nice job News 2 You and AssistiveWare!

 

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More Tips on Infusing UDL into Your Teaching - Multimedia

More Tips on Infusing UDL into Your Teaching - Multimedia | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

A UVM blog from the Center of Teaching and Learning.

 

"This post focuses on one of the three core principles in UDL: multiple means of representation.

 

This means moving beyond textual representation by presenting information and conceptual knowledge to students in a variety of formats, e.g., images, video, and audio. Not only does research indicate that this practice can enhance student understanding and retention of course content, it can also be used to engage students and prime discussion. Students responding to an image, song or movie clip can spark reflection and debate."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:27 PM

This blog offers the steps you need to take to include multimedia as a part of your instruction.

 

>> Step 1:  Finding Multimedia

>> Step 2:  Making Multimedia Accessible

>> Step 3:  Making Multimedia Available on the Web

 

 

 

 

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100+ Google Tricks for Teachers

100+ Google Tricks for Teachers | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
From super-effective search tricks to Google tools specifically for education to tricks and tips for using Gmail, Google Docs, and Google Calendar, these tricks will surely save you some precious time.

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Pola Panagiotou's comment, May 7, 2013 10:10 AM
what is the comment about Cyprus?
Hector Ariceaga's curator insight, August 12, 2013 3:01 PM

From the basic to the more advanced, these tips will help get the most out of Google's tools.

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7 Great Strength-Based UDL Programs & Apps for Students with Special Needs

7 Great Strength-Based UDL Programs & Apps for Students with Special Needs | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

 
Posted on February 18, 2013 by Thomas Armstrong

"The rapid pace of new educational technologies has made it so that students with special needs can accomplish many things in the classroom that were difficult or even impossible for them only a few years ago. The following list contains some of the best apps I’ve seen for kids with neurodiversities in communication, reading, sociability, attention, and behavior."


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Kathleen McClaskey scoops apps and web based services supporting UDL worth reviewing. She is a great resource for UDL!

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Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
theres now technology and materials to help special needs children in the classroom
Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
and to be successful!
Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
this will also be used in my presentation
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App of the week: iSolveIt | eSchool News

App of the week: iSolveIt | eSchool News | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
Free Universal Design for Learning math apps
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iSolveIt apps for math provided by Cast: MathSquared and MathScaled. Check them out!

 

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Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic] | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

"Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves.  These web and iPad apps can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers! Furthermore, most of the apps listed in the infographic are free of charge."


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mariabrean's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:07 AM

add your insight...

Brenda Norman's curator insight, March 23, 2013 7:42 AM

This is delicious to look at.

Marlo Payne Thurman's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:37 PM

This info graphic shows multiple ways that our 2e kids can process, retell, and "show" what they know without ever having to put pencil to paper. At last, light at the end of the tunnel for our very visual kids with dygraphia!

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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

At the following list you will find 19 Free Text to Speech tools that your students' will appreciate. Some of them you have to install and some you will install on your browser. The most awesome about these tools is that are FREE!


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Scooped from Kathleen McClaskey's "Leveling the Playing Field". Text to Speech is like a staple in the AT world. Here are 19 free TTS tools to consider.

 

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Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 4:31 AM
The link does't work!
Lee Hall's comment, August 23, 2013 9:15 AM
I don't know why that one doesn't work anymore try this link: http://elearningindustry.com/19-free-text-to-speech-tools-educators-tts-teachers
Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 5:38 PM
Now it works, thanks!
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11 Useful Android Apps for Special Education ~ Teachers Mobile Technology

11 Useful Android Apps for Special Education ~ Teachers Mobile Technology | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
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You will find some familiar apps (First Then, iPrompts, Tap to Talk) and unfamiliar app titles in this Android app list for special education.

 

More special needs apps for Android devices!

 

Carol

 

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Great app deal: Photo Table

Great app deal: Photo Table | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
  Photo Table by Paul Solt I have no idea how long this app is free for but I assume its for a very short time. It dropped in price from $9.99 and I’ve played with it a little and itR...
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Small But Kinda Mighty features Photo Table, an app gone free. Sound like an app worth having from a reliable source!

 

It will be in my OT mTool Kit!

 

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TextGrabber + Translator App - Mobile Scanner for IPhone or IPad

TextGrabber + Translator App - Mobile Scanner for IPhone or IPad | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

"TextGrabber + Translator turns your iPhone into a multifunctional mobile scanner with translation capability."

 

An inexpensive app that can actually turn an iPhone and IPad into a scanner. You simply take a picture of a document with your device and the app uses Optical Character Recognition to create an editable text file. Just take a picture of the text, and you can immediately edit it or translate, share via e-mail and SMS, or post directly to your account at on Facebook, Twitter and Evernote.

 

Not only that, but it can translate documents from more than 40 different languages. This app can also be very useful for anyone who prefers or needs to read (and manipulate) digital text documents rather than print documents.

 

One more app that is leveling the playing field!

 


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How to Find Content Taking Up the Most Space on Your iPad | iPad Academy

How to Find Content Taking Up the Most Space on Your iPad | iPad Academy | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Running out of room on your iPad? Here is how to find what's taking up the most space (memory) on your iPad.

 

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Appdapted: Halloween Themed Apps (updated list)

Appdapted: Halloween Themed Apps (updated list) | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

It is only two days until Halloween so for some fast spooky fun, check out the apps from The Speech Guy! A great collection of apps listed under age categories.

There may very well be some that will be requested past the spooktacular day!

 

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Chapel Hill Snippets: iData with the iPad---a tutorial for therapists and educators

Chapel Hill Snippets: iData with the iPad---a tutorial for therapists and educators | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

A tutorial on how to create a data collection form with Google Forms.

 

It is easy!

Carol


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Free Technology for Teachers: Add an Image Dictionary to Chrome

Free Technology for Teachers: Add an Image Dictionary to Chrome | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
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Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences | Common Sense Media

Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences | Common Sense Media | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
Power Up: Common Sense Media's guide to nearly 100 great apps for kids ages 2-17 who have special needs and learning differences.

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Study Smarter – Take Notes And Highlight Text Within iBooks [iOS Tips] | Cult of Mac

Study Smarter – Take Notes And Highlight Text Within iBooks [iOS Tips] | Cult of Mac | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Ebooks are all the rage these days, and your iPad is a perfect device for reading them. Textbooks, too, are becoming de riguer for many students in college and even high school, as educators, schools, and publishers find a greater demand for electronic instructional materials.

 

But studying from a book requires interacting with the text at a greater level than just reading it, of course, as students need to keep track of specific passages, or comment on them as they relate to their learning or lecture notes. Most eReading apps, like Nook and Kindle, have these features as well, but iBooks definitely has the most well designed, so let’s take a look at how to use it to study with your electronic books."

 


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iBooks not only speaks the selection but it can also highlight text in different colors and create notes. Great way to provide the tools for using reading strategies to electronic text.

Creating ePub books in apps like Pages, Creative Book Builder allows you to create your own texts for students.

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Tarheel Reader makeover and new beaut features | The Spectronics Blog

Tarheel Reader makeover and new beaut features | The Spectronics Blog | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
We've blogged in the past about what a fantastic resource Tar Heel Reader is and how you can use this free collection of easy-to-read and accessible books for kids...

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Tarheel Reader has been a source of accessible books for emergent readers for years. Here is a review of their redesigned web site.

 

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Communica8GH's curator insight, February 12, 2013 7:17 AM

It gets even more awesome!

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‘Select and Speak’ by iSpeech - Text-to-Speech in Google Chrome

‘Select and Speak’ by iSpeech - Text-to-Speech in Google Chrome | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Select and Speak review by Paul Hamilton


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 9, 2013 3:13 PM

Paul Hamilton has reviewed the Google Chrome TTS tool that can support all learners. Here is what he had to say about "Select and Speak".

 

"Select and Speak is a free extension for Google Chrome that provides high quality text to speech for any selected online text. Once installed, and text has been selected, there are three ways of having the text read aloud. You can click on an icon in the extensions toolbar, or right-click and use the context menu. Alternatively, you can use a customizable keyboard shortcut. This shortcut is ctrl + shift + s by default."

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Best Apps for 4 Year Olds – Kindertown

Best Apps for 4 Year Olds – Kindertown | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
The KinderTown app helps busy parents find the best educational apps for kids ages 3-6 years old. Download it on your iPhone, iPad, or iPod Touch and teach your little one something new today.
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KinderTown's Carolina Nugent provides wonderful reviews and insights about technology and education for preschool students. Here is a list from her featuring best apps for 4 year olds. Check it out.

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Great app deal: StoryPals by Eric Sailers

Great app deal: StoryPals by Eric Sailers | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
  50% discount on these apps until Sunday, January 6th. StoryPals is currently $9.99 down from $19.99 and StoryPals Basic is reduced from $9.99 to $4.99. StoryPals and StoryPals Basic by Eric ...
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Another New Years discounted app. As a storytelling - book making app this is a fair price with leveled stories and option to make your own! Developed by Eric Sailers.

 

Worth Checking out!

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Andromedia Free Video Editing App for Android ~ Teachers Mobile Technology

Andromedia Free Video Editing App for Android ~ Teachers Mobile Technology | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
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Free video editing app for Android.

 

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VoiceNote: Another Excellent Voice-to-Text App for Google Chrome | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner

VoiceNote: Another Excellent Voice-to-Text App for Google Chrome | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it
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Recommended voice recogntion app from Paul Hamilton for Google Docs.

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Your Therapy Source - www.YourTherapySource.com: Using Metronome Apps to Teach Gross Motor Skills

Your Therapy Source - www.YourTherapySource.com: Using Metronome Apps to Teach Gross Motor Skills | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Your Therapy Resource describes how to teach gross motor skills using a metronome app. Check out their idea. What other ways could you use a metronome app for learning?

 

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How do I use a Switch or Joystick with an iPad? – October 2012 update! | Jane's Blog

How do I use a Switch or Joystick with an iPad? – October 2012 update! | Jane's Blog | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

Jane Farrall again shares her expertise on the quickly expanding market of switch access for mobile devices. Here is her latest update on the use of switch or joysticks with the iPad.

If you are exploring indirect access to the iPad, Jane is a wealth of information!

 

Thank you Jane!

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Ten Top Halloween Apps: for less than $15 in total | Small But Kinda Mighty

Ten Top Halloween Apps: for less than $15 in total | Small But Kinda Mighty | Apps for Special Education | Scoop.it

More spooktacular apps from Small But Kinda Mighty Blog. Most of them are free!

Looks like a great list to engage a variety of ages.

 

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