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Many learners struggle to engage with formal education. This can be for a range of reasons and there's no simple answer to any of them. This site is about reducing the barriers to engagement wherever possible. It will often focus on technology but that's only because technology has a lot to offer in many contexts. Other 'human based' approaches can be just as effective so they'll also get space when they cross the horizon.
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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Inclusive teaching and learning | 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.


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 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.

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

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Understanding Dyslexia Online Course

Understanding Dyslexia Online Course | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

ALISON Free Online Courses: Understanding Dyslexia... - this free course has a certification opportunity. For other free resources for dyslexia see JISC TechDis Reasonable adjustment guidance - http://tinyurl.com/dysRA

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How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers - American Foundation for the Blind

How to Make Your Blog Accessible to Blind Readers - American Foundation for the Blind | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Useful information for bloggers (existing or would be bloggers). 

 

This article produced by the American Foundation for the Blind provides some simple instructions on how to increase the accessibility of your blog.


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5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Edudemic

5 Critical Mistakes Schools Make With iPads (And How To Correct Them) | Edudemic | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

This has some sage advice for any projects you might be starting with iPads (or indeed other tablet devices).

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50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now

50 Free Android Apps Being Used In Education Right Now | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Edudemic doesn’t cover Android as much as it deserves so this useful list should be a helpful start. It details 50 useful (and free!) Android apps from Google Play, Google’s online app store. There’s some categorization here so be sure to scroll around to find the right area you’re looking for.

 

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http://edudemic.com/2012/10/50-free-android-apps-being-used-in-education-right-now/

 


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Technology to support deaf people

Technology to support deaf people | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

You need to register (for free) to get to this page and the downloads but there's a good range of useful pointers. The link to the Technology Impact report 2012 is very useful. Organised by

alerting devices phones entertainment radio aids
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80 Educational Alternatives to YouTube

80 Educational Alternatives to YouTube | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

This eBook is supposed to empower educators and teachers with reliable video resources where they can find multimedia materials to use with their students when YouTube is not available...


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A Cleaner Internet

A Cleaner Internet | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
If you want to show YouTube videos in your classroom but you're afraid of what might appear around the video, install A Cleaner Internet.

 

A Cleaner Internet is an extension for Chrome, Safari, and Firefox. The extension allows users to search YouTube and view YouTube videos without viewing the "related" content, advertisements, and comments that appear on YouTube.


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Assessing functional vision using the iPad

Assessing functional vision using the iPad | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

John Olma describes the methods he has devised for using an iPad to assess children's functional vision and to provide visual stimulation - free online content from

RNIB Insight magazine.

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The Paralympics and what it means to be disabled in Romania | openDemocracy

The Paralympics and what it means to be disabled in Romania | openDemocracy | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Very thought provoking piece on the influence (or otherwise) of big corporate sponsors on Paralympic games

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DAISY players for free? Move to Mongolia - Mongolia library success sparks law change | EIFL

DAISY players for free? Move to Mongolia - Mongolia library success sparks law change | EIFL | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
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GEORGIE - Android based support for VI

GEORGIE - Android based support for VI | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Developed by the developer of WEBBIE, this Android app puts lots of key VI functionality in one place

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Eye-Search - UCL's free therapy for visual search problems

Eye-Search - UCL's free therapy for visual search problems | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Eye-Search - a free online therapy developed by UCL & funded by The Stroke Association for patients with visual search problems caused by brain injury.

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Pedagogical pattern collector

Pedagogical pattern collector | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Excellent tool for planning learning and seeing interactively how varied etc the activities and cognitive domains are...

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The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators

The 100 Best Video Sites For Educators | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

This has lots of sites I'd not come across before. Wider options make for more inclusivity and differentiation opportunities. The end resources won't necessarily be open educational resources (unlike the Discover JISC project that JISC TechDis is coordinating). 


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JISC TechDis - Online Resource

JISC TechDis - Online Resource | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

TechDis Tuesday - free online training session on Text to Speech for productivity and inclusion. Tuesday 16th 1pm (UK time). http://www.instantpresenter.com/techdisonline100

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How To Flip An Entire School | Edudemic

How To Flip An Entire School | Edudemic | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Interesting example of something our department was playing with in A level geography teaching n the late 1990s. We also had excellent results for the modules we used it in. This example has good metrics with it as well! 

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Gapminder World - brilliant interactive data

Gapminder World - brilliant interactive data | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

GapMinder World has some great ways of showing data that could be a real benefit for dyslexic learners or those who find static graphs and tables hard to fathom. Click play to begin and check the other graph menu options

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Apple Makes Last Minute Accessibility Fixes to the App Store Ahead of iOS 6 Release | AppleVis

I am pleased to say that the major problems we reported with the App Store in the Gold Master release of iOS 6 have now been fixed by Apple.This is great news, and our thanks go to everybody at Apple who has been busy working on these last minute ...
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Mobile Security Firm Analyzes 1.7 Million Android Apps [Infographic]

Mobile Security Firm Analyzes 1.7 Million Android Apps [Infographic] | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it
Mobile security firm TrustGo Mobile recently released a report that examined the Android threat landscape across 175 Android markets and 1.7 million Android apps.

 

Read more, a MUST:

http://www.securityweek.com/mobile-security-firm-analyzes-17-million-android-apps?utm_source=dlvr.it&utm_medium=twitter

 


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Storyboard That

Storyboard That | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Storyboard That is a tool for learners and/or practitioners to use to...
- create simple cartoon stories
- create outlines for longer creative writing projects or
- script videos they're producing.

 

The free plan, users do have to register to save, allows users to save three projects per day.

 

Storyboard That provides users with 3-frame and 6-frame templates in which they can create their story.

 

Storyboard That provides dozens of...
- scenes,
- characters, and
- text bubbles
...to fill the storyboard frames.

 

Each element dragged onto a storyboard's frame has its own layer that can be...
- moved nearer or further back,
- flipped or mirrored
- resized,
- rotated, and
- repositioned.


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A Warning to VoiceOver Users Ahead of the Release of iOS 6 | AppleVis

Voice over users are advised not to upgrade to iOS6 until these accessibility issues are resolved.

At the time of writing, the App Store app is virtually unusable with VoiceOver on the version of iOS 6 that was released to developers last week. This release is commonly referred to as the Gold Master, and is effectively the final version.

This problem has been reported and replicated by several iPhone users. We are unable to confirm whether the same problem exists on the iPad.

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A Step Forward for Accessible Textbooks: A Review of the STudent E-rent Pilot Project - AccessWorld® - September 2012

A Step Forward for Accessible Textbooks: A Review of the STudent E-rent Pilot Project - AccessWorld® - September 2012 | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Here's a completely novel approach to accessible e-book access. An online textbook rental system via an accessible front end...

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Using Proloquo2Go for Schedules, Rules and Social Stories | The Spectronics Blog

Using Proloquo2Go for Schedules, Rules and Social Stories | The Spectronics Blog | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

 "a quick video for using Proloquo2Go for schedules, rules and social stories. We already know how awesome Proloquo2Go...


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Mobile apps for inclusion and assistance

Mobile apps for inclusion and assistance | Inclusive teaching and learning | Scoop.it

Strategic and practical guidance on developing the use of mobile apps to support learners.

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