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Popcorn Maker: A Dead-Simple Drag-and-Drop App For Remixing Web Videos | FastCompany

Popcorn Maker: A Dead-Simple Drag-and-Drop App For Remixing Web Videos | FastCompany | Easy Ways To Get Your Own List | Scoop.it

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"Popcorn Maker... lets you grab almost any piece of common online media (like videos from YouTube or Vimeo, or SoundCloud audio files) and augment it with clickable interactive widgets. If you’ve ever wanted to paste "Pop Up Video"-style commentary bubbles over your favorite YouTube clip, Popcorn Maker’s drag-and-drop UI couldn’t be simpler. But you can also add more sophisticated interactivity like Google Maps, live Twitter feeds, and Wikipedia articles just as easily. Here’s an enhanced audio documentary by WNYC’s "Radio Rookies" that shows off the app’s magic powers:"



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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | TeachThought

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | TeachThought | Easy Ways To Get Your Own List | 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. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle."


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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.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 8:53 PM

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