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Universal Design for Learning iPad Strategies: Text Accessibility

Universal Design for Learning iPad Strategies: Text Accessibility | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

Kit Hard is an education technology consultant, Universal Design for Learning evangelist, and educational blogger. He specializes in classroom technology integration and facilitating professional development.


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A nice video on UDL classroom teaching using an iPad and only the software that it comes with. 

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Kit Hard has put together a video to demonstrate UDL strategies by using text accessibility on the iPad. Here is what he has to say about this first video:

 

"This first video looks at different features on the iPad that make text more accessible for all students not only by enlarging the font size but also by providing greater focus or by allowing students to add greater detail to handwritten annotations on various note taking apps."

 

Thank you Kit for sharing these effective UDL strategies!

Jonathan Jarc's curator insight, June 11, 2013 6:24 PM

Accessibility to text is yet another reason to engage struggling readers with the iPad. Subtext (in the App Store) does much of what's mentioned here and more.

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Examples of using UDL with an iPad

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50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | ZDNet

50 resources for iPad use in the classroom | ZDNet | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

A roundup of educational articles, apps and tutorials for educators looking to integrate iPads into the classroom.


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HOLY RESOURCES! 50 links to useful resources for iPad use in the classroom. From getting started and tips and tricks, all the way to sample lessons. They are divided into categories for easy navigation.

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iPads and the Common Core Standards | iTeach with iPads

iPads and the Common Core Standards | iTeach with iPads | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

I teach kindergarten in Charleston, SC. I use iPads in a 1:1 setting across the curriculum. I provide Staff Development for the school district in technology and literacy. My classroom serves as a Literacy Lab for the State ...


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This is written by a teacher who advocates for iPad teaching through common core. She argues that it promotes personalized learning and boosts student achievement. 

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TechCrunch | Imagine K12′s 2011 Startup Class Aims To Invigorate Education With Technology

TechCrunch | Imagine K12′s 2011 Startup Class Aims To Invigorate Education With Technology | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
One of my favorite bits from Disrupt SF was the set of rapid-fire presentations from Imagine K12, an incubator for education-related startups.

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4 ways to make college more accessible for special needs students - eCampus News

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special-needs-students In recent years, the awareness of special needs in education has grown steadily. Yet, most of the focus is placed on K-12 resources.
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A plea to developers to create more apps for special needs students beyond high school. There are thousands of apps for students K-12, but very few for beyond that.

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“Once more, unto the breach…” | Support for Special Needs

“Once more, unto the breach…” | Support for Special Needs | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
It's a complicated situation, which is usually a pretty accurate way to describe the lives of special needs families. There are goals, and there is reality, and if you're lucky they might look a little bit similar.
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An update from one very inspiring young lady whom you may have read about, Schuyler. This is a blog entry from her father, Robert Rummel-Hudson. I follow his blog because Schuyler's story continues to amaze me.

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Analyzing iPad Myths in Education |  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS

Analyzing iPad Myths in Education |  IPAD 4 SCHOOLS | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
I was delighted when my Canadian Twitter friend and fellow iPad blogger, Steve Lai decided to join forces, as we've done before, to combat this dis-information that floats around the education profession worldwide.
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Another myth debunking article about iPads in classrooms.

 

This one is very extensive in its scope, this article is designed to help you "sell" the iPad in the classroom idea to reluctant school officials. VERY USEFULL!!! 

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Demystifying 5 Myths About The iPad in Education | ThinkWrite ...

Demystifying 5 Myths About The iPad in Education | ThinkWrite ... | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Yesterday I read a comment on a New York Times article that said that staring at a wall was more educational to a child than anything on an iPad or television. Here are some common myths about iPads that I come across ...
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This blog debunks 5 myths about iPads in the classroom:

1. Teachers will no longer teach because students will just be playing on their iPads.

2. Students will no longer interact with each other.

3. Students will have too much screen time.

4. iPads are not real computers.

5. Students will steal the iPads or continuously break them.

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St. Paul schools plan iPad's role -- and heed cautionary tales - Insurance News Net

St. Paul schools plan iPad's role -- and heed cautionary tales - Insurance News Net | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
St. Paul schools plan iPad's role -- and heed cautionary tales Insurance News Net Even passionate advocates for classroom technology say that more often than not, districts are still rushing onto an $8 billion education technology market without a...
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St Paul Minnesota is setting a precedent by giving over half of their seventy schools iPads for EACH student. The rest of the students will be assigned an iPad in 2015. They have convinced taxpayers and politicians alike that "with thoughtful planning and training, technology can help make learning more relevant, engaging and personal." The initiative, although expensive, is designed to "flip" the classroom, allowing students to learn at home and make classroom time more tailored to questions and hands-on activities.

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ShowMe app on iPad for Social Stories in Special Education

Special Education Teacher from Bridgewater Elem School in ISD 659 showing how to use the iPad to help with Self Regulation by using social stories. The app i...
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The "Show Me" app is an interactive whiteboard app that some teachers are using to help students cope with self-regulation. For example, when a student is upset, they could click on the "What can I do if I'm upset?" presentation, and it will provide a number of choices the student can make to help them calm down. It is simple to record the teacher, student or parent's voice, and it is just as easy to import curriculum material. It gives the student the power to cope on their own. Three simple steps: 1. Press "Record" 2. Write and Talk 3.Press "Stop." Simple!

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The "One iPad" Classroom

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If you have been allocated just one iPad for your classroom then you have very different issues to 1-to-1 classrooms as the iPad is not designed as a shared device. But don't despair! There are app...

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Here's one teachers take on what to do if your class is only assigned one iPad. Making the most of what is available!

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A "One iPad" Classroom solution

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Moving at the Speed of Creativity - FAQs About iPads and Media in the Classroom

Moving at the Speed of Creativity - FAQs About iPads and Media in the Classroom | iPads in Education | Scoop.it

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Two great videos covering 35 Frequently Asked Questions about iPads in the classroom. This is a good resource for teachers and administrators.

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Mansfield schools' iPads increasingly more tools than toys - Fort Worth Star Telegram

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Fort Worth Star Telegram Mansfield schools' iPads increasingly more tools than toys Fort Worth Star Telegram We look forward to the innovative ways students will demonstrate what they've learned as we continue to integrate these technologies into...


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Another strong argument for iPads in the classroom. As the article states,  91% of students now type notes, 69% read electronic textbooks and resource material, and 77% access websites and apps.

The study also showed the distraction level at school with the iPads has dropped 9.4 percent since October. Overall the study showed 64.4% of students had an enhanced learning situation with iPads.
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Within Reach: 6 Education Trends Driving Classroom Technology

Within Reach: 6 Education Trends Driving Classroom Technology | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
Report sheds light on trends that are reshaping teachers’ roles, providing a glimpse into the classroom of the future.
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In this field, we are always looking forward to what's next. This article talks about the current state of technology in the classroom, the "five year plan," and what happens more than five years from now. Interesting stuff!

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Tell Me a Story: Special Needs Change Family's Look at Life

http://www.cincinnatichildrens.org/patients/child/special-needs/directory/default/ Diagnosis: cerebral palsy and other health issues Bryce Staverman was born...
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A heartwarming story of Bryce, born with CP, whose life has been exponentially improved since he began using an iPad.

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iPad in Education - Apple TV in the Classroom Guide.

Square show you how to set up the innovative Apple TV for education. For more information regarding iPad and Apple TV in education, please contact us on: 080...
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I'm a big fan of Square and all that it has done for education through technology. This is a great video displaying some of the amazing things that can be done with AppleTV in the classroom.

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Top 10 Reasons to Use Technology in Education: iPad, Tablet, Computer, Listening Centers

While there are some nay-sayers who bring up some negative effects of technology on education in the classrooms, mainly budgetary reasons, using new technolo...
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"Teachers will not be replaced by technology, but teachers who don't use technology will be replaced by those who do." Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach

 

A cute, short video about the benefits that students, teachers and parents could receive by bringing technology into the classroom.

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The iPad Finally Gets The “Education Discount” Love | K12 Tech Info

The iPad Finally Gets The “Education Discount” Love | K12 Tech Info | iPads in Education | Scoop.it
For a while now, Apple has offered education discounts on their Mac line of computers. But since the inception of the iPad, these precious devices have never been discounted for educators.
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Small discounts are now available for iPads for educational use. The iPad Retina is discounted $30, and the iPad Mini Retina is discounted at $20. It's a small percentage, but every bit helps, especially for wholesale purchases.

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iPad aids in Bland County student's education - Southwest Virginia Today

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iPad aids in Bland County student's education Southwest Virginia Today Hannah Willard and those who helped bring her an iPad to use at school and home: from left, speech language pathologist Hillary Billings, special education teacher Shannon...
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This is an inspiring short story about a girl named Hanna who is a non-verbal learner who struggled in school. Three years later, Hannah is "wow-ing" everyone. The help of the iPad both at school and home has empowered her in ways that some thought were not possible. "She loves electronics,” (her mom) said. “She doesn’t’ learn like a normal child. She learns better from the iPad than from a worksheet. She is more comfortable; her mind processes it better.”

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iPad in Education - Transoranje School for the Deaf

This is the story of how iPad has improved reading skills at Transoranje School for the Deaf, based in Pretoria, South Africa. The school's primary objective...
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In Pretoria, South Africa, the leading Deaf school in the country is using iPads to teach deaf students how to read and use sign-language in their own language. The "iDeaf" project is helping deaf students, who are visual learners, to read first and then learn sign-language. The iPad has become an all-in-one tool for the students, who are able to read stories and view images and videos of the corresponding sign-language seamlessly within the app.

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