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The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal

The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education -- THE Journal | EdTech News | Scoop.it

"The iPad takeover of public education isn’t just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that  iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It’s also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs."


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Great to see this topic gaining traction.

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Stacey Py Flynn's comment, June 20, 2013 7:41 AM
Good stuff - thanks for the post!
Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, September 18, 2013 10:30 AM

I love these lists!

Marianne Gunn's curator insight, December 16, 2013 1:46 AM

While I do believe these apps could use a bit more work and cost a little less I am happy to see technology in special education classrooms. In many cases children with special needs cam work better with computers than they do with people.

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Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology

Enhancing Learning Through Differentiated Technology | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Three tech tools -- SAS Curriculum Pathways, Newsela, and EDpuzzle -- can help differentiate instruction by showing where students are and offering appropriate formative assessment.
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Ge The Most out of Google Maps with These Excellent Apps

Ge The Most out of  Google Maps with These Excellent Apps | EdTech News | Scoop.it
March, 2015
Google Maps is an excellent tool to use with students to develop their spatial thinking. Beyond getting driving or walking directions, this tool enables students to discover the world...
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Two Useful Google Drive Tools for Teachers

Two Useful Google Drive Tools for Teachers | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Below are two excellent Google Drive add-ons to use with your Google Docs. The first one in the list is an application that enables users to generate tag clouds from documents that have...
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Some of The Best Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students

Some of The Best Storytelling Apps for Elementary Students | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 2, 2015
The apps below are particularly useful for elementary students but they can also be used with other age groups. Elementary teachers often complain about the paucity of apps that are...
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4 Great YouTube Channels That Provide Intelligent Content for Students

4 Great YouTube Channels That Provide Intelligent Content for Students | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 5, 2015
For today’s post, we have curated for you 4 interesting YouTube channels to recommend to your students.These popular educational channels feature educative videos ideal for inclusion in...
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3 Google Drive Tools for Creating Professional-looking Diagrams and Flowcharts

3 Google Drive Tools for Creating Professional-looking Diagrams and Flowcharts | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 9, 2015
We received a couple of requests from teachers asking for Google Drive add-ons to use with Google Docs to create and integrate diagrams and flowcharts. The first tool that came to mind...
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A Beautiful Graphic On The Evolution of Classroom Technology

A Beautiful Graphic On The Evolution of Classroom Technology | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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The history of educational technology is an eventful timeline full of amazing breakthroughs that have radically transformed the educational landscape and reshaped the basic notions of...
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8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions

8 Strategies To Help Students Ask Great Questions | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Amy Burns's curator insight, April 14, 7:10 PM

Great article on how to ask students the right questions.

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The Learning Nation: Instructional Rounds -- What are they?

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How to Create an Audio Slideshow With Annotations in YouTube

How to Create an Audio Slideshow With Annotations in YouTube | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Within YouTube there is a free tool for creating audio slideshows. You supply the images and YouTube supplies the audio track. You can pick from thousands of audio tracks to match to your slides.
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5 Good iPad Apps to Gather Students Feedback

5 Good iPad Apps to Gather Students Feedback | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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A few weeks ago we published a list of  8 web tools teachers can use to formatively assess students. As you know, formative assessment consists of mini-quizzes and short tests...
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Five Ways Students Can Share Videos Without YouTube

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It is not a secret that I enjoy helping teachers learn how to use video creation tools with their students. Creating videos is a process that students enjoy because the final product is something that they can share with a potentially large audience.
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Two Beautiful Visuals on Traditional Education System

Two Beautiful Visuals on Traditional  Education System | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Today we are sharing with you these two beautiful visuals we came across on Google Plus. They both capture and represent the traditional education system that is  premised on the...
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Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools

Only Few Know about These Good Classroom Tools | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 13, 2015
Looking for a utility you can deploy and use at the district, school, or classroom levels? Here are a set of useful tools that can use to make your lives, and the lives of other...
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A Very Good Tool for Generating Citations, Reference Lists and Bibliographies

A Very Good Tool for Generating Citations, Reference Lists and Bibliographies | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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A few days ago, we published a list of some of the best web tools to help you manage and organize your citations and references. One of the useful tools we forgot to include to that...
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The Coaching Model

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Schools can learn a lesson from sports coaches about the value of personalized instruction for identifying areas of growth and optimizing student performance.
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Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader

Some Amazing TED Talks on How to Be A Leader | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Some Very Good Tools to Help You Create A Website or Blog for Your Class

Some Very Good Tools to Help You Create A Website or Blog for Your Class | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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When it comes to creating a classroom website or blog, the first thing you would  have to consider  is the technical features supported by the hosting platform. Are they...
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Everything Teachers Need to Know about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Everything Teachers Need to Know about Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Bloom's Taxonomy is one of the major themes here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning. We have been extensively sharing resources on it and we have a separate section where you...
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Excellent Worksheets on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy

Excellent Worksheets on Bloom's Digital Taxonomy | EdTech News | Scoop.it
April 10, 2015
In yesterday's post we shared with you a resourceful document explaining the concept of Bloom's Digital Taxonomy and how teachers can incorporate it in their instructional strategies....
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10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching

10 Good iPad Apps for Doodling, Drawing and Sketching | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Do you like doodling? How about some iPad apps to help you create beautiful doodles? The collection below features some interesting applications you can use on your iOS devices to help...
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Privacy Pitfalls as Education Apps Spread Haphazardly

Privacy Pitfalls as Education Apps Spread Haphazardly | EdTech News | Scoop.it
Apps and other software can put powerful teaching tools at teachers’ fingertips, but concerns abound over data security, effectiveness and marketing.
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Excellent Templates to Use with Newsletters, PowerPoint, and Word Documents

Excellent Templates to Use with Newsletters, PowerPoint, and Word Documents | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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Some Very Good Teacher-recommended Tools for Teaching and Learning English

Some  Very Good Teacher-recommended Tools for Teaching and Learning English | EdTech News | Scoop.it
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