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Apple - Education - Special Education - iOS

Apple - Education - Special Education - iOS | Aspect 1- Use of Ipads and Computers | Scoop.it
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 18, 2014 1:34 PM
12. The ipad helps with learning and literacy, vision, hearing, and physical and motor skills. The ipads help the kids express themselves.
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The Advantages of iPads for Special Education Students

The Advantages of iPads for Special Education Students | Aspect 1- Use of Ipads and Computers | Scoop.it
Special education teachers have many students with varying needs in their classroom. Any tool that can help provide the lessons the students need is useful to the teacher. The bright pictures and ...
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 17, 2014 3:37 PM
7. The ipad is lightweight, has bright colors and pictures, and is easy to navigate because of the touch screen. This is easier for the kids with disabilities because there is no mouse and keyboard.
Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 17, 2014 3:59 PM
8. Literacy and Communication is big with special education children. TTS or Text to Speech lets the students listen to the words they are reading. This allows the visually impaired and all other students to hear the proper pronunciation of the words they are reading. Also some other apps help the kids with spelling and grammar and help the kids choose words for writing assignments. An app called Grace allows to students to communicate with pictures. Helps kids with autism show their feelings, thoughts, and ideas. This makes the kids feel like they accomplished something by themselves and that they are doing good.
Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 18, 2014 1:09 PM
9. The ipads help the visually impaired learn. It's called VoiceOver and it has adjustable speaking rate so students that are visually and hearing impaired can listen at a pace that they want too. Also, VoiceOver spells out the letters that they students type and say it back to them. VoiceOver reads books downloaded on the Ipad to the children. Also, for the visually impaired, the ipad can zoom in to make the font easier to read.
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iPad apps for special needs kids | United Federation of Teachers

The tablet computer, especially the iPad, brings new meaning to assistive technology as free or low-cost third-party applications make the tablet an excellent tool for teachers working with special education students. With Apple adding the touch screen to smartphones and the iPad, the computer now is also a tactile and kinesthetic experience.
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1. The ipad provides more ways for teachers who work special needs children to teach.  With the touch screen, the kids can learn and interact more and have a better learning experience.  We have to live up to the Americans with Disabilities Act and we can start to do that by having these Ipads.  They provide screen readers, text enlargement software, voice control that help the kids learn better.  There are 3 learning modalities.  They are visual, auditory, and kinesthetic.

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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 16, 2014 6:23 PM
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 16, 2014 6:31 PM
2. Language Apps: I WriteWords, Proloquo2Go. These apps help the children communicate easier and learn new words. Counting and Computer Apps: Math Bingo, Algebra Touch. These help with math and help the kids learn easier. There are also Motor Skills apps, Autism Apps, and Behavior modification apps. All of these apps help the teachers teach in the 21st century.
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How do special education students benefit from technology?

How do special education students benefit from technology? | Aspect 1- Use of Ipads and Computers | Scoop.it
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 16, 2014 7:59 PM
4. In a classroom full of diversity, technology can even the playing field. The ipads and computers can help each and every individual learn in their own way and they don't have to be on the same lesson. Children with learning disabilities are often better with technology than their teachers. The computers and ipads are better and more advanced than actual lessons. The use of ipads and computers is called "assistive technology". (Zorigian&Job)
Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 16, 2014 8:24 PM
5. UNC's Center for Literacy and Disability Studies developed alternative pencils. They are for students who can't see a page or hold a pencil and children who are deaf and blind. The pencils let the children point out different things with their eyes that are on an on screen keyboards that are controlled by switches. There are also other apps called VoiceThread, Sounding Board, TechMatrix, that all help.
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Technology Benefits Special Education Classrooms - And Beyond - Speech Buddies Blog - Tools for Kids with Disabilities

Technology Benefits Special Education Classrooms - And Beyond - Speech Buddies Blog - Tools for Kids with Disabilities | Aspect 1- Use of Ipads and Computers | Scoop.it
There are many ways technology benefits special education. Check out these examples of technology in the classroom, and 7 reasons why children with challenges are finding success through technology.
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 18, 2014 1:26 PM
11. Has chart that I want to use in my presentation. It describes why Ipad and technology is useful and why teachers should use it in the classrooms.
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The iPad—Breaking New Ground in Special Education

The iPad—Breaking New Ground in Special Education | Aspect 1- Use of Ipads and Computers | Scoop.it
After the release of the iPad, 3 million of which were sold in just 80 days, Apple received an unanticipated reaction from the autistic community. Unknowingly, the company may have stumbled upon a rev
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 18, 2014 1:23 PM
10. The ipad is very lightweight and portable which makes it easier for special education kids to use. The kids love the touch screen and it captures their attention to do more work. The ipad can be used to tell stories, teach lessons, and remind the kids to have a positive attitude and behavior. The most popular app for the ipad is Proloquo2Go. Its $189.99 (expensive) but it helps so much. The app "is used for augmentative and alternative communication and provides natural sounding text-to-speech voices." (Herbert) Helps with communication, social skills, math, behavioral skills, and language arts.
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iPads trigger brain circuits for special-needs kids - The Republic

iPads trigger brain circuits for special-needs kids - The Republic | Aspect 1- Use of Ipads and Computers | Scoop.it
iPads trigger brain circuits for special-needs kids
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 16, 2014 7:43 PM
3: Brady McArdle has a brain anomaly. Walking talking and recognizing words are hard for him. But his dad has stated in this article that the ipad has helped him tremendously. He see's that his son has taken lots of strides forward and learned so much information because of the ipads and apps.
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iPads, special education’s new tool

iPads, special education’s new tool | Aspect 1- Use of Ipads and Computers | Scoop.it
With a few taps and swipes, Washington area students are virtually dissecting animals, taking better notes and feeling more at ease in class, teachers say.
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Cassie Szmyd's comment, February 16, 2014 8:47 PM
6. Steven Moshuris who has autism uses an ipad to tell his teachers that he is hungry and tells the teacher what he wants for lunch. Teachers are buying ipads to help advance math, reading, and more. They say the results are incredible and there is a big improvement. The tablets allow the children to walk around or sit on bean bags and learn instead od sitting at a table with a pencil and them being uncomfortable. Also, the tablets help the kids with fine motor difficulties. It also helps the kids take notes and it keeps the kids interested in the lesson they are learning. They also help the kids learn at their own pace no matter the age. It keeps everything private so no one can make fun of them if they are behind.