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Keep the iOS of Your iPad Updated, Get New Features for Free | iPad Academy

Keep the iOS of Your iPad Updated, Get New Features for Free | iPad Academy | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Apple's releases free minor and major iOS updates. These new versions of the iOS offer improvements or add new capabilities at no cost, fix minor bugs, improve performance or add new functions.

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teachingwithipad.org - Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8?

teachingwithipad.org - Where did My Camera Roll and Photo Stream go in iOS8? | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"People who downloaded iOS8 this week were surprised to find something very familiar missing from their Photos app. Gone is the Camera Roll that we have been so accustomed to. Also gone is the Photo Stream folder that contained the last 1000 photos taken on all our devices. These have been replaced by a Recently Added folder. Looks pretty messy, in my opinion. I enjoyed having the distinction between the two."


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Andy Kenworthy's curator insight, September 21, 4:05 AM

This will probably be something to do with the new photos app that is set to replace iPhoto and Apertur. I'm not really keen on the 'recently deleted' album. 

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MakeUseOf - iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away

MakeUseOf - iOS 8 Is Here: 10 Reasons To Install It Right Away | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Apple issues an update to the software that powers its iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch devices once a year, and this year's update is finally upon us in the form of iOS 8. You should routinely update your software and devices for security reasons above all else, but if you're putting off the iOS 8 upgrade, here…

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MyStorybook.com - Free Storybook Making Online

MyStorybook.com - Free Storybook Making Online | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

Write and share your very own storybooks with this free online app!

 


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Nik Peachey's curator insight, September 21, 6:57 AM

This is a nice tool to use with younger learners to get them writing and publishing their own illustrated books.

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iOS 8 New Accessibility Features

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Detailed Description of new iOS 8 Accessibility Features!


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Diana Petschauer's curator insight, September 17, 8:29 AM

Great Description, I hope all of these new features work well from the onset!

Now that you have the iOS 8 upgrade checklist, here are some new features of iOS 8 that we thought you may like.

Switch Control
Switch Control is an accessibility feature that was first introduced in iOS 7. Switch Control gives a user the ability to control almost any aspect of their iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch with one or two external switches. Here are a few of the important changes that we’ve noticed in iOS 8.

Scanning Pop-up Menu
When scanning and a switch is clicked, a pop-up menu of options appears on the screen. There are two important changes to this pop-up menu.

The amount of options that initially shows on screen has changed. In the initial click state, fewer options are presented to the user; typically Tap and one or two other options that would apply to the object that has been selected. The user can then scan to a second menu/screen of options. Overall, the amount of options available to the user has not decreased, but the logic behind how they are displayed has changed.

Inside of the menu, when there are multiple rows of options, only the row that is selected is highlighted/active. The other rows of options are grayed out until the scan reaches them.Gliding Cursor Speed
The speed of the gliding cursor has been greatly reduced at the lowest setting. In iOS 8 it takes approximately 15-seconds for the gliding cursor to get from one side of the screen to the other versus just 5-seconds in iOS 7. This slower speed will help individuals who are unable to react as quickly as other users.Bluetooth Pairing
There has been a slight change to the Bluetooth Pairing menu within the settings app. In iOS 7 all Bluetooth devices would show up in a section called My Devices and have the status of Connected, Not Connected, or Not Paired. In iOS 8, under My Devices, you only see devices that have previously been paired or are currently paired with the iDevice. For other devices that could potentially pair with that iDevice, they now show up under a section called Other Devices. This is important for anyone trying to pair the Blue2 Bluetooth Switch with their iDevice for the first time.Assistive Touch Enhancements
Access to the Notification Center and Control Center has been added to Assistive Touch.Word Prediction
Better word prediction is now integrated into iOS 8. Simply start typing and iOS 8 will recommend your next word based on your writing style and past messages. Word recommendations appear at the top of the keyboard and are easy for switch users to scan to and select.Third-Party Keyboards
A new API for developers is available to allow third-party keyboards to be used on iOS devices. This opens the door for more accessible on-screen keyboards to be created.Speak Screen
When Speak Screen is turned on, a two-finger swipe from the top of the screen will start a screen reader that will read back everything available on that screen. This is similar to the Speak Selection feature found in previous versions of iOS, but it will now read the entire screen instead of just a small selection.Alex
Alex is a new high-quality U.S. English voice that delivers natural sounding speech. Alex works well with the Speak Screen feature.Grayscale Screen
In addition to the Invert Colors feature, a new Grayscale feature has been added so that all screens on the iDevice show up in grayscale. Note that if you are using your device with an Apple TV, the grayscale screen will only show on the iDevice and not on the Apple TV.Zoom
The zoom options in iOS 8 have been greatly expanded to give the user more controlZoom Region
You can now select to have a movable zoom window on the screen or zoom the entire like previous versions of iOS. The zoom region (movable zoom window) can be resized to meet the users needs.Zoom Controller 
The zoom controller is a menu that appears on screen that gives you control of the zoom without having to go back into the Settings App.Zoom Level 
You can adjust zoom level from 1X to 15X.Guided Access Enhancements
Guided Access was introduced in iOS 6 and allows a user to lock an iDevice into a single app. With iOS 8, you can now set time limits on how long an app is locked and unlock Guided Access using Touch ID.Family Sharing
The key feature of Family Sharing is that up to six “family members” can share iTunes, iBooks, and app purchases.iMessage Enhancement
Within iMessage, you can now easily send live voice messages from within the iMessage app by simply selecting the microphone icon.Health App and HealthKit
The Health App and HealthKit API are going to make it easier for third-party app and hardware developers to track fitness and health data in one place on your iDevice. In addition, future Apple devices, like the Apple Watch, will be able to capture fitness and health data.HomeKit
The HomeKit API will enable third-party developers to better integrate their home automation hardware and apps with Apple devices. HomeKit will also make it easier for home automation devices to talk to each other and work in harmony. Because of this better integration, native accessibility features should be more widely available for users with disabilities and expand the amount of consumer options that are available for them to use.
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What to expect when upgrading to iOS 8

Apple's new operating system for the iPhone and iPad includes changes to notifications, messages, shortcuts and Siri. Before downloading the update, you'll need to clear some space. Also, Facebook...

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Publishing with iBooks Author

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iBooks Author is the first tool of its kind. Never before have publishers, authors, and content creators had a tool for making dynamic, interactive ebooks in a WYSIWYG environment. This book is intended to get you up and writing in iBooks Author....

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Everything you need to know before preordering the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus

Everything you need to know before preordering the iPhone 6 or iPhone 6 Plus | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Time to set your alarm. After officially introducing both the iPhone 6 and iPhone Plus earlier this week, preorders for both Apple handsets will start at 12:01 a.m. PST tomorrow.
Three of the four major U.S.

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10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic

10 Ways To Use Instagram In Your Classroom | Edudemic | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Instagram is a hugely popular social network for photo sharing. Though the use of social media in the classroom may have skyrocketed, Twitter and Facebook definitely reign supreme as the key social media tools for schools and teachers. Somehow, despite the widespread popularity of Instagram, few teachers are employing it in the classroom. We’ve heard …

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iOS 8 Release Date Set for September 17 - OSXDaily

iOS 8 Release Date Set for September 17 - OSXDaily | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"Apple has announced that iOS 8 will be released on Wednesday, September 17, two days prior to the release of iPhone 6. As usual with iOS, the major software update will arrive as a free download from the Over-the-Air update mechanism, or through iTunes."


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Augmented learning: Using Augmented Reality in schools - Innovate My School

Augmented learning: Using Augmented Reality in schools - Innovate My School | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"Augmented Reality (AR) is cutting-edge technology that allows for a digitally enhanced view of the real world, uncovering hidden images, videos and texts to the user when the 'trigger' (or 'marker') image or item is scanned by a camera, adding layers of digital information directly on top of objects around us."

 


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Hyperlapse & DoInk X App-Smashing - The History 2.0 Classroom

Hyperlapse & DoInk X App-Smashing - The History 2.0 Classroom | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"I've been experimenting with Hyperlapse quite a bit since its release to the App Store and while all of the uses haven't been particularly productive (mounting my iPhone on my dashboard to capture a morning commute to a workshop), I think I have identified what could be an extremely productive and helpful use for this tool in any sort of art classroom that has access to iPads. "


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App Smashing: Pic Collage and ChatterPix - MS.PANA SAYS

App Smashing: Pic Collage and ChatterPix - MS.PANA SAYS | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"In Kindergarten, their first Social Studies Unit is “KG the Place to Be!” which is basically all about being in Kindergarten, the class community, and our school rules. To reflect on some of their favorite things about Kindergarten so far, I had the students do a little app-smashing!"


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NGAkids Art Zone - A Fun App for Exploring and Creating Art - iPad Apps for School

NGAkids Art Zone - A Fun App for Exploring and Creating Art - iPad Apps for School | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"NGAkids Art Zone is a free iPad app from the National Gallery of Art. The app is designed to help elementary school and middle school students explore art through eight interactive activities."


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NGAkids Art Zone is a free iPad app from the National Gallery of Art (Washington. USA). The app is designed to students explore art through eight interactive activities.

After students open the app they can scroll through a gallery of paintings and drawings. Double-tapping on a drawing or painting will open an interactive activity in which students can modify the original work. Modification of a selected work takes place through sketching and or adding elements selected from a gallery of modifications. Students can save each work in the app or save it to the camera roll on an iPad. It would be great if our galleries in Aust launched similar apps, as this is quite good to play with. 

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Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events

Free Technology for Teachers: How to Create Trading Cards for Historical and Fictional People, Places, and Events | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

"The Trading Card Creator is one of my favorite tools offered by Read Write Think. The Trading Card Creator allows students to create trading cards about people, places, and events both real and fictional. It is available as a browser-based tool, as an iPad app, and as an Android app. In the video below I demonstrate how to use the browser-based version of the Trading Card Creator."


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SLS Guernsey's curator insight, September 21, 4:02 AM

I like the idea of this. Must get some of our students to try it out.

Rebecca Renck's curator insight, September 23, 1:37 PM

A fun tool to use for combining facts with a little creativity for kids to create themselves.

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Assistive Technology Blog: New in iOS 8: Improved Guided Access with Timers and Touch ID Integration

Assistive Technology Blog: New in iOS 8: Improved Guided Access with Timers and Touch ID Integration | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

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SOLUTIONS FOR SOCIAL JUSTICE AND COMMON GOOD ALLOVER THE WORLD.

 Kind attention to all Jewish,Christians,Muslims and all other communities in the world Holy Quran is containing of 6666 verses which are dedicated  to angles by God. Out of it 87% of verses are related to Histories of Prophets and Wars , Earthquakes, Floods and Famine which affected the people who were residing at the time of Prophets . Muslims in the world are reciting whole Quran verses  frequently in all the Muslim countries and countries wherein muslims  are residing . they are affecting by  wars , Disasters , Tsunami , Earthquakes , Climate changes , loss of business , terrorism and also creating other problems with other communities  on the reasons that 6666 Quranic verses are handled  by angles in the world in accordance with Quranic Verses 42:51,52 According to Quranic verses 39:17, 18  and 55 , It is revealed  that  whole quran verses cannot be recited except very important verses can be recited towards social justice and common good for the purpose of peace , unity , health , wealth , faith , inter-faith , climate changes , improving business and stopping off disasters and terrorism and accordingly we have posted messages of God and also our research paper at www.goldenduas.com for the same purpose in accordance with all the international laws as follows:   Nowdays, all the governments in the world or collecting huge taxes from tax payers and the same are utilizing for the purpose of peace in the world, but no result. The tax payers are suffering to improve their business and life. The following points may be taken in account to solve all the world challenges and disbute.Proposal to the United Nations relating to International Peace and Security to authorize Under Article 96(2) of the Charter of the United Nations. Hello,Our research report  is in conformity with Under Article 1(1) and 7 of the Charter of United Nations and the same maybe authorized by the General Assembly of the United Nations  in accordance with U/A 96(2) of the present Charter and U/A 2(2), 5(1),6(2),11(2),13(1), 15(1) (a) (c), 16(2) (a),(b),& 18 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights on the basis of U/A 33(1), 55(c), 70, 71,73(a) of the present Charter and accordingly  the research paper ought to have been debated with Vatican, World Churches Council, Commission of Churches on International Affairs, Jewish Foundation, Islamic Supreme Councils , researchers of UN and all the International bodies for the following reasons:“Reporting of world peace solutions between Christians,Jews and Muslims in the worldWe are here with attached our research report towards international peace and security for perusal and considerationsSince we are the independent and voluntary  researchers with out dependency of finance either from the government or any other agency, on the reasons that we are following Social Justice and Common Goods - Policy Paper of World Council of Churches and also By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs. Our researchers mainly follow the principles and rules laid down by the above important policy and rules.Under Articles 2.4, 3.6, 3.10&11, 8.1(b) of the By-laws of the Commission of the Churches on international affairs, we have posted our research report in United Nations Global Compact which containing of solving of problems between Christians, Jews, Muslims and Hindus in the world. In accordance with Articles 3.12 of the above By-Laws, it is a duty of commission of Churches to maintain and provide for the maintenance of contacts with International bodies such as the United Nations and its agencies include regional bodies and other non governmental Organisations, which will assist in the attainment of the aims of the Commission. The matter has being brought it to the notice of the World Churches Council and the Commission of the Churches asked its notice on the matter to the United Nations for your appropriate decisions. ?The World Churches Council Policy Paper on Social Justice and Common Goods is the best policy to the World peace and unity solutions, which has been published on 22 March 2011 and the same is in accordance with Psalm 85. The Church cannot succeed if it, isolates itself, Not only must Christians reach out to Muslims and other faiths in the spirit of ecumenism, but there is a need to embrace other people of different philosophical convictions. This requires ideological tolerance, maturity and self assurance in what one believes in. Such coalition building is made easier by choosing issues that unite organizations and movements and which have less potential causing divisions. At the same time we need an honest and inventive method of dealing with differences. The global movement for economic justice relies considerably on policy analysis and research conducted by hundreds if not thousands of academics researchers and scholars. ?Our consequences of the changing power relations in today's world is that there is more room in the public sphere for the affirmation of collective values and principles, experience proves that an informed public opinion can be powerful today, and can change governments public and international agendas. Again Churches are challenged to make use of this opportunity. They need to read the signs of time and to make their voices heard by responding to peoples cries for justice and dignity, and by speaking truth to the powers- whoever and wherever their may be. ?Christians do not have ready made answers and solutions to propose. The Bible offers guidelines (love, sharing, justice for the poor) but does not defined one "Christian" economy or "Christian" politics. ?Churches and Church related organizations can initiate public debates and largely use media means to reach a broader constituency, furthermore, regional thematic discussions can be facilitated with the ecumenical family. WCC should develop specific analysis depending on the context. ?What are theological implications for commodification common goods? ?How shall we ensure the participation all people in managing common goods in the world? ?How do we deal with power imbalances in the world? ?How can the ecumenical family engage itself effectively and in a coherent and convincing way in addressing global power imbalance? ?How can WCC lead a climate change campaign with social justice as a focus? ?What kind of collective values can be draw for the Churches to guide them in addressing the problem of commodification of common goods? ?The above questions have been answered in our research materials available at http://www.goldenduas.com and alsohttp://www.facebook.com/research of international development solutions and the same are to be discussed by the Churches, public and all its organizations in the interest of public safety, peace, unity, health, wealth, faith, interfaith ?                 Under this circumstances, it is just and necessary that UK, USA, Cambridge, Churches on the International Affairs are requested to accept our research paper and also our research organization as an organization under other faith category to assist the commission to achieve its goal of International Peace and climate changes solutions for the benefit of world community especially Christians, Jewish and Muslims, under the by-law 3.11 of CCIA. In view of the aforementioned submissions in the interest of maintenance of International Peace and Security, UN may be pleased to authorize our organization in the name and style of` Research on International Development Solutions `and also our research report in confirmatory with U/A 96 of the present Charter read with U/A 23 of the International Covenant on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights and thus render Justice.  Now, Palestine Muslims are fighting with Israel , both countries are affected and innocent people are killed frequently which is against the Quranic verses 7:137 & 5:33 that no one can claim Israel Government areas which is a place of Israel People but not Muslim or Christian and they can only Allow worship in the Holy Places of Israel . These facts has not been Discussed for amicable solutions of social justice and common good by United Nations to respect Gods word . It is pertinent to note that why the jewish people are affecting the Muslims is mention the Quran 7:167 ? And the same should be taken into consideration by jewish people in the world in the interest of social justice and common good on the light of the research paper posted  at our website www.goldenduas.com and render justice.  Your successU. Ibrahim Ali,Researcher International Development Solutions
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PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation

PSA: Do not upgrade to iCloud Drive during iOS 8 installation | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Today is the day Apple is making iOS 8 available to the public. The latest version of iOS has several new features like widgets and third-party keyboards

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5 Useful iPad Story Starter Apps for Your Students

5 Useful iPad Story Starter Apps for Your Students | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

Here is a list of some excellent iPad apps that you can use with students to get them into  'the creative writing mode'. Some of these apps provide story starters that students can draw on to build their stories, other apps provide writing prompts to spark students thinking and guide their writing responses.


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25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
25 Reading Strategies That Work In Every Content Area

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Monika Tusnady's curator insight, September 14, 4:52 PM

Starts with a great poster to share with students and their parents. Succint and applicable to all subject areas. 

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33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom

33 Digital Tools for Advancing Formative Assessment in the Classroom | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Here’s a comprehensive list of 33 digital tools and apps that teachers can use in their classroom to effectively implement formative assessment.

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How to download the Songs of Innocence album by U2 for free on iPhone and iPad

How to download the Songs of Innocence album by U2 for free on iPhone and iPad | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
U2 took the stage today at Apple's iPhone event and along with a free performance, also announced that their new album, Songs of Innocence, would be made available for free to all iPhone and iPad owners via iTunes. The biggest question we're getting bombarded with now is how exactly you go about downloading it. As it turns out, you've just got to know where to look. How to download...

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11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

11 Great YouTube Channels for Teachers ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

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PixTeller - Poster Maker!

PixTeller - Poster Maker! | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

Create targeted image quotes, personalized greeting cards, beautiful posters or any amazing image you wish on PixTeller.com.

 

 


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Linda Denty's curator insight, September 14, 10:48 PM

This looks like a great way to create cards and posters.

Isabel García's curator insight, September 20, 6:35 AM

realizar poster

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Luo näyttäviä julisteita / sanastokortteja.

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Shutterfly Photo Story iPad App Preview - NCCE

Shutterfly Photo Story iPad App Preview - NCCE | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Shutterfly is launching an amazing classroom resource called Shutterfly Photo Story.  Most of us are familiar with the high quality…

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How to Setup and Use Parental Control on iPhone/iPad Using Guided Access - GeeksBlog

How to Setup and Use Parental Control on iPhone/iPad Using Guided Access - GeeksBlog | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it
Guided Access on iPhone/iPad can help you set limitations on apps. It's a useful parental control feature. Here's a complete guide to using Guided Access.

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Use Text-to-Speech Functions for Better Proofreading - Lifehacker.com

Use Text-to-Speech Functions for Better Proofreading - Lifehacker.com | idevices for special needs | Scoop.it

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Most of us know you should read something out loud when proofreading, but we may miss critical errors. We insert words we think are there, but aren't, because we wrote it. Using the text-to-speech function on your device will help prevent your internal autocorrect from missing errors.

Over at TUAW, they suggest using the Mac's and iOS's built-in text to speech function. Windows, Android and Chrome have text-to-speech too, though, so this tip works anywhere. You'll hear words that are missing and punctuation that's off when the text doesn't sound right. It's no replacement for a human, but can help in a pinch."

 


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