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Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage -- THE Journal

Report: Parents See Benefit of Mobile Tech, Want Schools To Take Better Advantage -- THE Journal | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
A new survey from the Learning First Alliance and Grunwald Associates suggests that parents of young children, girls, and students who are required to use portable or mobile devices in school are more likely to see the educational potential of such...
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A great study on parent's perspectives on mobile devices being used in school.

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Heather MacCorkle Edick's curator insight, May 10, 2013 4:41 AM

I love that schools are embracing technology and that many schools use tech to communicate with parents.  

Abi James's curator insight, May 26, 2013 4:35 AM

While BYOD may seem to offer cost savings, the practicalities of supporting so many differnet devices in the classroom is a big issue

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Great resource on using the SETT Framework for students with VI

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How to Select iPad Apps for Students with Visual Impairments | Paths to Literacy

How to Select iPad Apps for Students with Visual Impairments | Paths to Literacy | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Considerations for choosing iPad apps for students with visual impairments, including book apps, and other suggested apps.
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A GREAT resource on being intentional about the apps we select for kids with visual impairments 

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Voice Recognition & Activation Apps for Speech Therapy

Voice Recognition & Activation Apps for Speech Therapy | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Voice Recognition & Activation Apps for Speech Therapy Voice recognition and activation have been slowly made it into the main stream with advancements like Siri, S Voice, or even Dragon Natura...
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Hey speech language pathologists check out this these great voice recognition apps specifically for kids! 

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Kidlet Stand | Kidlet Corner

Kidlet Stand | Kidlet Corner | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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Check out this super cool iPad holder!  Perfect for kids with visual impairments who need to raise their visual plane in order to increase their accessibility to their iPad!  Very cool.  We are purchasing these  for my job as well!

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Transferring worksheets to your iPad (plus freebie!) - Creative Learning Fun

Transferring worksheets to your iPad (plus freebie!) - Creative Learning Fun | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Transferring worksheets to your iPad Recently I shared a photo with all of you with my daughter using printables I created on the iPad. Several people emailed me and asked how I did that. So, today I am giving a tutorial on how to do that.
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A great tool for transferring worksheets sent home from school on to the iPad for magnification at home
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adapted innovation: Favorite 5 Assistive Technology Devices from ATIA

adapted innovation: Favorite 5 Assistive Technology Devices from ATIA | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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I had a great time exploring the new devices and vendors at ATIA this year.  Please check the link out to learn a few of my favorites.

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adapted innovation: The LightAide: An Innovative Device For All

adapted innovation: The LightAide: An Innovative Device For All | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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I was honored to be asked to field test the LightAide by the product creator, Dr. Catherine Rose.  She worked effortlessly to create this device on behalf of her daughter who has a visual impairment.  This is a device that came straight from the amazing ideas of a proactive and creative parent!  It was beyond fun to test, collaborate and brainstorm on the capabilities of this device with other parents of children with visual impairments.

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Buy Gro clock from Canada at Well.ca - Free Shipping

Gro clock uses fun images of the stars and sun to communicate when to go
back to sleep and when it's time to get up. How do you get your children to understand when it's time to get up? Simple: "Stay in bed until you see the sun!
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Check out this awesome communication clock that lets parents communicate with their kids when it is time to go to bed and wake up.

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Amazon.com: ZeroGravity Orbit Guitar Pick Medium Single: Musical Instruments

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The adaptive guitar pick for people that love music but can't hold a normal pick

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9 MORE apps to improve organizational skills for LD students

9 MORE apps to improve organizational skills  for LD students | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Apps to improve organizational skills for students with learning disabilities - but we wanted to add 9 MORE for students with learning disabilities.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 12, 2013 1:46 PM

Here is a set of apps recommended to improve organizational skills. Excellent annotations are included with each app.

 

1. Photomind

2. Visual Schedule Planner

3. Doozy

4. Quickvoice Recorder

5. Audio Memos

6. PaperHelper

7. Notability

8. Inkflow

9. Sticky Notes

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, December 17, 2013 1:21 AM

Great ideas for LS students who need organizational skills boosted!  

Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, December 22, 2013 4:10 PM

Here is a re-scoop from Kathleen McClaskey's Scoop it!. The scoop is an updated list of organizational apps  for LD students from inov8 website . Read on for their helpful post.

 

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HELPING CHILDREN WITH VISUAL IMPAIRMENTS EXPLORE, LEARN AND COMMUNICATE USING THE IPAD  Julie Johnson, M. ED, TVI, ATS Andrea Schario, M.A., CCC-SLP
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Here are the slides from my recent webinar with the Assistive Technology Coalition titled "Helping Children with Visual Impairments Explore, Learn and Communicate."  If you have any more question about the content in these slides, please e-mail me at julieann.johnson00@gmail.com

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adapted innovation: Thanksgiving EDA Play iPad App Giveaway

adapted innovation: Thanksgiving EDA Play iPad App Giveaway | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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The EDA Play App Developers gave me   *15*  more EDA Play promo codes for free downloads!!  Click this link and enter!! http://adaptedinnovation.blogspot.com/2013/11/thanksgiving-eda-play-ipad-app-giveaway.html

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adapted innovation: iPad App Review: Pictello

adapted innovation: iPad App Review: Pictello | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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New Post!  Ways to use the Pictello app with children with visual impairments

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adapted innovation: My New Favorites: Apps and Devices

adapted innovation: My New Favorites: Apps and Devices | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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NEW POSt--> What's New in the World of Assistive Technology: The Mount Batton Brailler is Changing and so is the Smart Pen!

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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Teaching Switch Skills - Beyond Cause and Effect

Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Teaching Switch Skills - Beyond Cause and Effect | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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Teaching Switch Skills beyond cause and effect--A great resource for teachers and therapists to begin to teach more fluent switch activation for users that require this interface

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adapted innovation: Basic Visual Considerations for AAC Devices and Apps

adapted innovation: Basic Visual Considerations for AAC Devices and Apps | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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New Post---> Visual Considerations for AAC Users with CVI

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GuidedVideo

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Get GuidedVideo on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.
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Check out this awesome Guided Video App on the app store! You can download it for free today! Use your knowledge of what interests your student to create a video providing auditory and visual reinforcement that plays when your student taps the correct button in response to your question. (I am actually downloading this to use both for my students and my daughter).

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8 Free and simple tools to create video tutorials for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

8 Free and simple tools to create video tutorials for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
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Some great tools for developing video tutorials for teachers!

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Dyslexia and Assistive Technology: How I Use Text-to-Speech-Dr Beth Gatewood

Dyslexic Advantage Webinar - Dr. Gatewood's How I Use Text to Speech walks people through the different forms of text-to-speech, machine vs. human voices, resources like Bookshare, Kindle-Audible, and Learning Ally, and newer resources Prizmo and Bookscan. Beth's webinar provides practical information for parents, students, teachers, and adults with dyslexia.

 


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Great insight on assistive technology and learning disabilities!

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EZ AT 2

EZ AT 2 | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Read a sample or download EZ AT 2 by PACER Center & Tots 'n Tech with iBooks.
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Check out this free iBook on AT for Asstive Tech for 0-3 year olds.

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Assistive Technology - MeCorder Mini Video Recorder

Assistive Technology - MeCorder Mini Video Recorder | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
See yourself as you record with this handy mini video recorder. Use this for articulation practice, scheduling, assessment, video modeling, documentation – the possibilities are endless!
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Check out this articulation mini video recorder for SLPs!

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TapToTalk iPad App Scanning with iPad Super-Switch - YouTube

Demonstration of TapToTalk Version 4.3 sigle switch autoscan using the iPad Cordless Super-Switch from RJ Cooper.
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Check out the RJ Cooper Super Switch in Action in thie YouTube Video

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Apple Files Eye Tracking System with Advanced Gaze Controls - Patently Apple

Apple Files Eye Tracking System with Advanced Gaze Controls - Patently Apple | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
Unlike any other time that I've known, technology companies are now engaged in several races to get new technology to market first and more importantly right.
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‘Smart’ socks may be the future of wearable technology

‘Smart’ socks may be the future of wearable technology | Assistive Technology for students with Special Needs | Scoop.it
When the email appeared in my inbox, I thought it was a joke. Smart socks? For $150? The concept sounded, well, the opposite of smart. (`Smart' socks may be the future of wearable technology.

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I wonder how "Smart Socks" is going to change the game for orthotics and kids with CP in the future,

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Richard Platt's curator insight, December 2, 2013 4:36 PM

(from the Curator of IoT & Wearables): smart socks, all sorts of ideas come to mind for how this is a useful tool for the elderly with foot ailments to the athlete

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Learning and Creating with iPads in Kindergarten

Senior kindergarteners at Park Tudor School learn about the life cycle of butterflies and create movies about what they learned with iPads. The student-creat...
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y5b6y7DJuYk&list=PL13EE70E6824E9C91&index=9&feature=plpp_video

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