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CALL Scotland Blog:

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CALL Scotland - Provides specialist expertise in technology for children who have speech, communication and/or writing difficulties, in schools across Scotland.
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Paul Nisbet from Call Scotland provides work flow solutions when using Word documents for students on the iPad. Recommended apps with annotation and text to speech are offered by Paul Nisbet. 

Check him out on the Call Scotland Blog.

 

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MeeGenius!

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Get the  #1 App for Children's Books. Read along technology. (For FREE!) via MeeGenius! .
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The AT Daily provides a great suggestion for summer reading with MeeGenius App.

 

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A Framework for Using iPads to Build Early Literacy Skills

A Framework for Using iPads to Build Early Literacy Skills | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it

Gradually Releasing Responsibility Using iPads in Early Reading

In this article in The Reading Teacher, Laura Northrop (University of Pittsburgh) and Erin Killeen (Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools, Ohio) note that there are plenty of jazzy early-literacy apps for iPads.


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Guiding principles for inplementing iPads into the classroom

 

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Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, June 8, 2013 12:12 PM

This article from the Reading Teacher provides a few simple ideas for using iPads in early reading.

Carol

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:33 PM

Great advice on apps AND a systematic approach for how one goes about integrating the iPad into ealry literacy instruction.

Anita Vance's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:43 AM

A guided approach for using apps.  It is nice to see support for a low-tech first approach.  Understanding before application enhances the learning process for any age.

 

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The Assistive Technology Daily | from the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program

The Assistive Technology Daily | from the North Carolina Assistive Technology Program | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it
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Tic Tac system for deaf blind individuals is a proto type being developed at the Universitat Politècnica de València for computer access and smart phone. The Assistive Technology Daily provides some information on this new innovation.

 

I love The Assistive Technology Daily for my daily dose of new AT!

 

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Make the Internet Accessible with Google Chrome | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner

Make the Internet Accessible with Google Chrome | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it

Great suggestions from Paul Hamilton on accessibility apps or extensions in Google Chrome. Google is providing more and more options for accessibility for users with disabilities.

Check out resources from Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner.

There is always something new to learn from his web site!

 

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Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, March 12, 2013 5:18 AM

Great to see options for other than ios.

 

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50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities - Online College Courses

50 Best iPad Apps for Reading Disabilities  - Online College Courses | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it
Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills.
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8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education - Online Universities

8 Amazing Ways Google Glasses Will Change Education - Online Universities | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it

Educators and students can expect to see some amazing changes to the educational experience when Google Glasses show up in the classroom.

This looks like a huge game changer for education. What will it mean for special education students?

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Meet the Skoog. The easy-to-play musical instrument for everyone. | Skoogmusic

Meet the Skoog. The easy-to-play musical instrument for everyone. | Skoogmusic | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it
Whatever your musical skills or physical ability, the Skoog software allows you to customise the instrument's sensitivity to suit your playing style, which means that anyone can rock out to their favourite tunes, or use programmes like GarageBand to open up a new world of amazing music and sound.
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The Skoog sounds like an interesting tool that enables individuals with disabilities to be a musician. Customize this instrument, with software for Windows or Mac, to allow students to interact with their favorite sounds. 

Check out Skoogmusic.com or register for a free webinar to learn more at: http://www.skoogmusic.com/content/free-skoog-webinar-getting-to-grips  .

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A Framework for Using iPads to Build Early Literacy Skills

A Framework for Using iPads to Build Early Literacy Skills | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it

Gradually Releasing Responsibility Using iPads in Early Reading

In this article in The Reading Teacher, Laura Northrop (University of Pittsburgh) and Erin Killeen (Stow-Munroe Falls City Schools, Ohio) note that there are plenty of jazzy early-literacy apps for iPads.


Via Kathleen McClaskey
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

This article from the Reading Teacher provides a few simple ideas for using iPads in early reading.

Carol

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Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, June 8, 2013 11:17 AM

Guiding principles for inplementing iPads into the classroom

 

Carol

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:33 PM

Great advice on apps AND a systematic approach for how one goes about integrating the iPad into ealry literacy instruction.

Anita Vance's curator insight, January 19, 2014 10:43 AM

A guided approach for using apps.  It is nice to see support for a low-tech first approach.  Understanding before application enhances the learning process for any age.

 

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SpeakBook

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Speakbook was developed by Patrick Joyce, who has motor neuron disease, also known as MND or ALS. People with MND usually lose the ability to talk and use their hands, and Patrick realized that the...
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Assistive Technology Daily posts a great low tech communication book called Speakbook. Check out their latest find, what a fabulous low tech communication tool: http://attraining.org/atdaily/2013/05/03/speakbook/

 

Even if you have high tech, you should always have a low tech back up! Speakbook could be a great choice!

 

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Leap Motion | Product

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Now you can control your computer using only your hands. The Leap Motion controller senses your individual movements so you can interact with your computer without a mouse or keyboard.
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Interesting new development - The Leap Motion controller.

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Your Therapy Source - www.YourTherapySource.com: Motor Skills, Emotions and Autism

Your Therapy Source - www.YourTherapySource.com: Motor Skills, Emotions and Autism | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it

Your Therapy Source provides another interesting summary of research on motor skills, emotions and Autism. Although interventions with individuals require many different types of approaches it is no wonder why there are so many apps for emotional and communicative needs for individuals with ASD.

Check out the findings of the article and then visit Autism Speaks for an extensive listing of apps for individuals with Autism - http://www.autismspeaks.org/autism-apps or Constantly Speaking's incredible app list - http://consonantlyspeaking.com/posts/2012/05/social-skills-and-autism-spectrum-disorders-app-list ;

 

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Story Creator App | OT's with Apps

Story Creator App | OT's with Apps | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it
for content but allowing customizing curriculum materials on a mobile device for an individual student. Content on demand! ... Story Creator app was easy to use however took a few trials to get a story sent from one device to another.
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Georgie App: Helps Visually Impaired Android Users Navigate Everyday Life

Georgie App: Helps Visually Impaired Android Users Navigate Everyday Life | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it

"Whether it is getting off a bus or reading a menu, a new app aims to make life easier for the blind or visually impaired.

 

Called Georgie, the app for Android devices enables people with little or no sight to accomplish daily activities that could be difficult for them.

 

The app can make calls or send texts but it also provides location-based technologies, which can let users know, for example, when the next bus is coming, which direction they're facing, or the ability to set location-based reminders.

 

It also reads out text, such as ingredients on a label, using a technology called optical character recognition (OCR)."


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List of Android applications for people with autism | iAutism

List of Android applications for people with autism | iAutism | AT 4 Education | Scoop.it
List of applications (AAC, TTS, SLP, ABA, DTT, ...) for people with autism or other special needs for devices based on Google’s Android operating system...
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