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Apps and Sites for Storytelling

Apps and Sites for Storytelling | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Storytelling is a very useful skill. It helps kids reel in listeners and requires them to remember material by heart. Use these fun apps and sites to help kids find their unique voice as storytellers, orators, individuals.

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Kids develop language skills through storytelling; whether it is developing a personal narrative, creating their own story, or re-telling a story that they have read or heard. These build the basics for conversational interactions and academic success.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:25 PM

Story building apps are great for development of narrative skills, which in turn are the beginnings of both conversation skills and story creating or re-telling skills.

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Tales Untold

Tales Untold | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Smart stories for smart kids (and smart parents, too). Tales Untold features original, episodic audio stories to entertain your kids without turning them into screen-time zombies.

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I love getting kids to listen to stories.  They are so i important for language and literacy development.

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 26, 2015 8:32 AM

Especially love the idea that this is audio (not screens). Entertaining AND engages their imagination visualizing the story.

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20 iPad Apps from educators #edcamp Central Nebraska

A list compiled from the google doc at #edcampcentralne of their Appy Hour. Also curated from the #nebedchat. A great list of apps. This is list #1 of 5. | Splashtop Whiteboard, ShowMe Interactive Whiteboard, Book Writer - eBook, PDF creator, Scribble Press, and Qrafter Pro - QR Code and Barcode Reader and Generator

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MakerBot's iPad App Can Now Turn Your Drawings Into 3D-Printable Models - Gizmodo

MakerBot's iPad App Can Now Turn Your Drawings Into 3D-Printable Models - Gizmodo | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
One of the biggest reasons there isn’t a 3D printer in every home—yet—has nothing to do with price or availability.

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A great iPad app for learning in the classroom. How cool would it be for special needs students to be able to see their designs come to life?
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Digital Creativity Guide | Common Sense Media

Digital Creativity Guide | Common Sense Media | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it

adHelp foster kids' interest in art, science, music, and construction by using these hand-selected educational apps, games, and websites to unleash creativity.


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Language learning happens in all areas of academic and social tasks. Boost language input and expression with fun, engaging activities that make kids think and have fun
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Common Core Standards

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Get Common Core Standards on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Need to remember/recall the CCSS on the fly in the therapy room or class?  Get the app on your phone or iPad.  Great way to keep track of what you're working on in the moment.

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YouTube Kids

YouTube Kids | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it

The Get YouTube Kids on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.


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Most school district block YouTube on their networks, but if you can get it, there are some good educational videos out there.
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New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students

New in iOS 8 for Teachers & Students | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Learning in Hand Show #28 is about some of what's new in Apple's iOS 8.
Instead of showing you the major features you might already know about, I
demonstrate the lesser known additions that teachers, students, and parents
will be interested in.

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Check up on the new accessibility features, too.
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Apple features ‘Amazing Productivity Apps’ on limited-time sale on the App Store

Apple features ‘Amazing Productivity Apps’ on limited-time sale on the App Store | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
With today’s expected App Store refresh, Apple has launched a limited-time sale on some “Amazing Productivity Apps.” Through its new “Amazing Productivity Apps” featured section on the App Store, Apple is giving iOS device users the chance to...

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Some great apps to gt quickly while they're on sale
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22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom

22 Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
22 Of The Newest--And Best--Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom (22 Of The Best Apps To Make Videos In The Classroom http://t.co/6jdjSdv6Wz #edtech #21stedchat http://t.co/eLtMjcU3UC)...

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I work with many special needs students who love to take pictures and make videos. Give them the supports they need to add captions, narration, text and you've got a great way for them to demonstrate learning.

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From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post

From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning - Huffington Post | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
From Babysitter to Teacher: Setup Your Kids' Tablets for Creative Learning
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Educators around the world are embracing mobile learning in what is considered a relentless and inevitable march towards the 'flipped' classroom.

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Lots of good learning opportunities with the portable devices - not just for YouTube!

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Gary Barclay's curator insight, July 29, 2014 3:56 AM

Most iPads seem to be filled wth Games...this might offer an alternative?

Sally Tilley's curator insight, July 29, 2014 6:30 PM

An important summary to give parents a few options when faced with a technology onslaught!

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Bring Reading Rainbow Back for Every Child, Everywhere.

Bring Reading Rainbow’s unlimited library of interactive books and video field trips to kids everywhere & help classrooms most in need!

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I love my Reading Rainbow app.  More kids need unlimited access to books!

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ESL Apps: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android

ESL Apps: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
There are tons of apps for English learners at any level. We simply show you the best ones: 15 English Language Learning Apps for iPhone and Android NOW!

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There are a lot of really good apps out there - whether you're an English Language Learning, have a language disorder, or need some help generating interactive language.

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Tech Tips / TCI Tech Tips- iPod, iPad, & iPhone Apps to support students with autism

Tech Tips / TCI Tech Tips- iPod, iPad, & iPhone Apps to support students with autism | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
TCI teachers, speech therapists and staff provide reviews of the best Assistive Technology and iPod, iPad, & iPhone Apps that are used to support students with autism.
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Great list of apps, and really nice to include QuestionIt

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11 of the Best Back-to-School Apps for Teachers

11 of the Best Back-to-School Apps for Teachers | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it

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There are so many "best apps for teachers" out there, but there are some good nuggets here.

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WonderBox app aims to give children a safe space for digital creativity

WonderBox app aims to give children a safe space for digital creativity | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Developer Duck Duck Moose hopes to capitalise on kids’ interest in drawing, sharing and watching videos, but with educational intent

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Love the Duck Duck Moose apps, so this should be a winner

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Terry Doherty's curator insight, August 21, 2015 3:45 PM

"[Wonderbox] includes 120 creative challenges, from inventing a plant or designing a superhero to making seashells talk, taking shadow photos or creating a weather report, using templates and digital tools created by the developer."


Love the diversity of options for kids to build on a story and/or move through different kinds of storytelling.

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WriteReader - Children learn to write and read by authoring books

Get WriteReader - Children learn to write and read by authoring books on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Kids learn so much language while engaged with books. Creating their own books is a great - and necessary - activity for children.  Building language and literacy skills through narratives - stories about themselves - gives kids the needed skills for conversations, literacy, and other academic areas.  Build communicative competence through self-created books.

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FlowVella Education - Presentation App for Teachers and Students

FlowVella Education - Presentation App for Teachers and Students | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Get FlowVella Education - Presentation App for Teachers and Students on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Create any kind of presentation for learning for your students.  We have long used Powerpoint for creating materials for special needs students.  Now do it right on their device - no more being tethered to the computer. The learning possibilities are endless.

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Voice Dream

Voice Dream | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
For students and adults with reading disabilities such as dyslexia and ADD/ADHD, blindness, low vision, and anyone else who wants any text read out loud.

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Amazing screen reading app for kids who need help accessing print.  Lots of adjustable features; including different voices, rate, highlighting mode, and more.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, February 17, 2015 10:58 AM
This amazing app is wonderfully helpful to students with difficulty accessing print.
Mandy Reupsch's curator insight, December 8, 2015 9:32 PM

This is a website, that reads text out loud for you.

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Voice Dream

Voice Dream | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
For students and adults with reading disabilities such as dyslexia and ADD/ADHD, blindness, low vision, and anyone else who wants any text read out loud.

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This amazing app is wonderfully helpful to students with difficulty accessing print.
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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, February 24, 2015 12:33 PM

Amazing screen reading app for kids who need help accessing print.  Lots of adjustable features; including different voices, rate, highlighting mode, and more.

Mandy Reupsch's curator insight, December 8, 2015 9:32 PM

This is a website, that reads text out loud for you.

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Tips for Motivating Student Writers with iBooks Author

Tips for Motivating Student Writers with iBooks Author | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Here's how to manage a student publishing project. Includes free sample iBook created by students. Links to more resources and iBook samples.

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Read iBooks on your iPad that your students have written themselves. Genuine writing activities are great for kids who have difficulty with writing.

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Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads

Why Some Schools Are Selling All Their iPads | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Four years after Apple introduced its popular tablet, many districts are switching to laptops.

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Technology tools just keep changing.

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Intro Designer for iMovie

Intro Designer for iMovie | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Get Intro Designer for iMovie on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Have students make their own movies. A great project for learning

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Our Favorite Educational Apps - Education Next

Our Favorite Educational Apps - Education Next | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Great educational apps recommended by people who are tech experts, education policy wonks, parents, or all three.

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Every educator has a list of favorite apps to use.  Here's a list worth looking at.

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Apps and Sites for Storytelling

Apps and Sites for Storytelling | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Storytelling is a very useful skill. It helps kids reel in listeners and requires them to remember material by heart. Use these fun apps and sites to help kids find their unique voice as storytellers, orators, individuals.

Via Jon Samuelson, Susan Berkowitz
Susan Berkowitz's insight:

Kids develop language skills through storytelling; whether it is developing a personal narrative, creating their own story, or re-telling a story that they have read or heard. These build the basics for conversational interactions and academic success.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, May 21, 2014 12:25 PM

Story building apps are great for development of narrative skills, which in turn are the beginnings of both conversation skills and story creating or re-telling skills.

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Apps and Sites for Storytelling

Apps and Sites for Storytelling | iPad use for aac and language learning | Scoop.it
Storytelling is a very useful skill. It helps kids reel in listeners and requires them to remember material by heart. Use these fun apps and sites to help kids find their unique voice as storytellers, orators, individuals.

Via Jon Samuelson
Susan Berkowitz's insight:

Story building apps are great for development of narrative skills, which in turn are the beginnings of both conversation skills and story creating or re-telling skills.

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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, May 25, 2014 12:39 PM

Kids develop language skills through storytelling; whether it is developing a personal narrative, creating their own story, or re-telling a story that they have read or heard. These build the basics for conversational interactions and academic success.