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A resource for educators interested in improving literacy through the iPad and apps
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Top 10 Apps to Help with Executive Functions

Top 10 Apps to Help with Executive Functions | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

http://www.smartappsforspecialneeds.com/2013/12/why-cant-you-be-more-organized-10-apps.html


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While this topic focuses on literacy, I believe many issues of illiteracy center on this very idea of executive functioning and metacognitive abilities.

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Linda Buckmaster's curator insight, January 16, 2014 12:10 AM

Many special ed students lack basic organisational skills; listed here ten apps to develop these skills.

Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, January 29, 2014 8:12 PM

Katherine McCloskey scooped this resource of apps for organization. My favorities on this list include the 30/30, Toodledo apps. I also would include apps like Notability, Awesome Note and Alarmed!

More for your OT mTool Kit!

 

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Teresa Pearl's curator insight, February 11, 2014 7:12 PM

We had a few PD's on executive functioning and kids this year. This is a great site with suggestions for apps and descriptions or students with executive functioning issues.

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iPad Masterclass: Using iPads to support people with Autism

iPad Masterclass: Using iPads to support people with Autism | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Using iPads to support students with Autism Spectrum Disorders
This information has been compiled by the Spectronics Consultancy Team. Please email us on mail@spectronicsinoz.com if you need any further information....

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 31, 2013 11:06 AM

"Students with Autistic Spectrum Disorder have a wide variety of strengths and abilities that make their communication and learning skills complex, diverse and sometimes challenging. Many of their difficulties can be broken into the areas of Communication, Social Skills and Behaviour. We know that students with Autism are strong visual learners, which makes the iPad a perfect instructional tool to support communication, social skills development and positive behaviour."

 

The Spectronics team has done an outstanding job in compiling resources, apps and information on ways to support autistic learners in the areas of Communication, Social Skills and Behaviour.

 

Many thanks to Spectronics and the amazing work that they do to support all learners!

Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, November 7, 2013 6:22 PM

Spectronics is a great resource for all things AT. Check out their recent resource for communication for ASD.

Carol

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50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 Popular iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | iPad & Literacy | 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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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, 2014 8:53 PM

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

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20+ Fun Free Apps that Promote Student Centered Learning & Literacy : Teacher Reboot Camp

20+ Fun Free Apps that Promote Student Centered Learning & Literacy : Teacher Reboot Camp | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

Included with this app list are lesson ideas and ways to create a Playlist  using MentorMob.

 

"These apps are incredibly engaging and meet the needs of our diverse learners. They allow learners to interact with the plot, characters, and even design of the story. They also support multiple learning styles because they are visual, have sound, and animation. Students can even begin to craft their own stories using their voices, drawings, images, videos, and so much more!

 

Check out each of the apps in the playlist I created with a really cool free tool, Mentor Mob, which helps educators organize online learning content into a simple Learning Playlist platform.


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10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

10 Good Apps to Enhance Language Learning, Reading and Writing | Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

Today, I am sharing with you a set of some great iPad apps that are really good for language learning. The two basic skills emphasized here are reading and writing. I invite you to check them out and share with us if you have other titles to add to the list


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David W. Deeds's curator insight, January 12, 2014 9:47 AM

Yep, downloaded the Rosetta Stone TOTALe app this morning.

Annie Edmonds 's curator insight, February 3, 2014 3:30 PM

Is the next generation learing how to write or rt.

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Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App

Inkflow: The Visual Thinking App | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it
Unleash your creativity.

Inkflow works like a Word Processor for Visual Thinking. Capture your ideas as easily as with pen and paper, then arrange and reorganize them with your fingers!

 

Inkflow is perfect for:

-BrainstormingPlanning and scheduling

-Graphic design and layout

-Sketching and doodling

-Notes, Sketch notes, Mindmaps, etc.

And pretty much anything else you would use pen and paper for.


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Michael Sabah's curator insight, May 6, 2013 6:53 AM
Tolles iPad Tool um Ideen kreativ zu visualisieren - For FREE!
Richard Whiteside's curator insight, December 6, 2013 8:19 AM

Work of genius. Capture images of your notes, your course book, the white board, students work or whatever you want. Then edit as you please, save and share. 

Mauricio Fierro's curator insight, November 12, 2014 6:19 AM

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The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text!

The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text! | iPad & Literacy | Scoop.it

Paul Hamilton lists the top apps for students who struggle with text. Just 13 more ways to level the playing field!

 

> Paperport:  Note-taking app with audio and voice recognition

> Text Grabber:  Turn hard copy to readable PDF

> Cloudon:  Do equations and other math on the iPad

> Type on PDF:  Complete tests on the iPad; import PDF's form Dropbox

> Abilipad:  Word prediction with TTS

> Nebulous Notes:  Text editor; integrates with DropBox

> AudioNote:  Combine typed and handwritten notes with built in mic to record voice.

> Dragon Dictation:  Easy to use voice recognition; use "Speak Selection" to read dictated work.

> vBookz PDF Voice Reader:  TTS for reading PDF files

> GoodReader:  Offers TTS for text files; works with DropBox

> Idea Sketch: Create mind map and turn it into an outline.

> Book Creator: Create and share multimedia projects on the iPad

> Side by Side:  Split iPad screen into up to customizable "windows"

 

 


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