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Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed | 2013 Workshops in Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Auckland and Perth! | The Spectronics Blog

Integrating iPads into your Classroom: For Learning Support and Special Ed | 2013    Workshops in Brisbane, Cairns, Sydney, Melbourne, Hobart, Adelaide, Auckland and Perth! | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Helping you to make informed apps and technology choices for your students!

The iPad has turned even experienced technology users into...
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Spectronics's comment, February 7, 2013 10:09 PM
Thank you for your endorsement Carol! It means a lot to us. :)
Amber Ramshaw Wakefield's curator insight, February 26, 2013 1:33 PM

Special Education needs all the help they can get-here are some great ideas!

 

Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 8, 2013 9:18 PM

This is a useful workshop for Special education teachers to learn more about digital technologies to support special needs students. Integrating technology into is an important aspect when supporting students in a special education classroom. Special education teachers develop students ICT capabilities through exposing students to adapt to new ways of doing things as technologies evolve (ACARA, 2013). Students learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively, and in their lives beyond school. Consequently development of this capability is achieved through effectively engaging students in learning to make the most of the digital technologies available to them (ACARA, 2013)

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3 Cool {Musical} Things #4 | The Spectronics Blog

3 Cool {Musical} Things #4 | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Hi all!
#3coolthings
3 MORE cool things to share from me this week! And special thanks to Cha for jumping last week! I love it when people want to...
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Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s | The Spectronics Blog

Blooms, SAMR & the 3 C’s | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
When the iPad first hit the classroom it was criticised for being a *Consumption* only device. Of course this is no longer the case as *Creation* is easy with...
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iPads in Special Education | The Spectronics Blog

iPads in Special Education | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
This blog post includes information from the hands-on training day, provided to  teachers and educators from a cluster of schools in NSW on December 19th, 2013. It includes important...
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iReadWrite Update: Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction and More in One App! | The Spectronics Blog

iReadWrite Update: Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction and More in One App! | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

In case you are not familiar, is an app from Texthelp that includes Text-to-Speech, Word Prediction, Grammar Check, a Picture Dictionary, and more in one easy to use application. The short video...

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Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, January 7, 2:43 PM

This app, iReadWrite, is a word prediction, grammar check, and picture dictionary that is available for students.  This app can be especially beneficial for students with dyslexia.

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A merry QR code Christmas | The Spectronics Blog

A merry QR code Christmas | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Christmas time is upon us again and I can't believe how quickly the year has flown by! As I wandered through the shops yesterday I noticed that Australia Post...
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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, November 2013 | The Spectronics Blog

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, November 2013 | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

iPad 'Wheel of apps' for Dyslexia
Choosing the right app for a specific task or student is always difficult as there are just so many of them on the market...

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Switching it up in iOS 7 | The Spectronics Blog

Switching it up in iOS 7 | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
The one feature I was really excited about in iOS 7 was the long awaited switch control that Apple has now built into the operating system. As with all...
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Final iPad Workshops in NZ for the year | Autism, Literacy Support, and Proloquo2Go MasterClasses | The Spectronics Blog

Final iPad Workshops in NZ for the year | Autism, Literacy Support, and Proloquo2Go MasterClasses | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Three ALL NEW workshops supporting use of iPads for learning support in mainstream schools and for supporting students in special education settings are on their way! To be...
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Hot topic: Workflows | The Spectronics Blog

Hot topic: Workflows | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

Our consultancy team are all talking about “Workflows”…. ie… the sequence of steps you use to complete a task. In our world, we are talking about what apps and technologies can combine to complete activities in the classroom/home...

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Improvements to Book Creator: Is it possible? | The Spectronics Blog

Improvements to Book Creator: Is it possible?  | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
I know Amanda recently blogged about FTVS HD, but we can't talk about team favourites and not mention ! Our team is already in love with this app for...
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Video Modelling for visual learners | The Spectronics Blog

Video Modelling for visual learners | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Video Modelling is an observational learning tool in which desired behaviours are learned by watching a video demonstration and then imitating the behaviour of the model.

Video modelling...
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Assistive Touch – are you stuck? | The Spectronics Blog

Assistive Touch – are you stuck? | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Just a quick one from me.......Since posting Assistive Touch - HANDY tips for just about anyone! almost one year ago, it seems there are many curious people out there...
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Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, January 29, 10:05 PM

This article describes various assistive touch tools to use on an Ipad.  It explains how to use quick gestures and voice activation tools.

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3 Cool Things #5 | The Spectronics Blog

3 Cool Things #5 | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
New ideas and information is at our fingertips like never before and I plan on continuing to share some of the new things I have been learning. So this...
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Three cool things – blog post #1 2014 | The Spectronics Blog

Three cool things –  blog post #1 2014 | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Hi everyone,
Three Cool Things: blog post #1
Welcome to this first blog post about 3 cool things I did this week. In an effort to share my
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Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays | The Spectronics Blog

Increase Reading Fluency Over the Holidays | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

It's that time of the year when most students are dismissed for a couple of weeks to enjoy the holidays. While the winter break isn’t nearly as long as its summer counterpart, taking any extended break from school means students...

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Literacy Support in a Remote Outback School | The Spectronics Blog

Literacy Support in a Remote Outback School | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
I recently spent a week in a small school in a remote indigenous community in the Northern Territory of Australia. By remote I mean it took...
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Using iPads to support older struggling students? Sure! | The Spectronics Blog

Using iPads to support older struggling students? Sure! | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Using iPads to Support Older Students Struggling with Literacy in Secondary School and Post-secondary Settings | Taking the iPad well beyond the primary school...
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Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, January 29, 10:04 PM

This is a site that offers classes to help teachers use the iPad for older students who struggle with reading.  It gives teachers tools to use with these students.

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My top ten iPad tips for people starting out! Now updated for iOS7! | The Spectronics Blog

My top ten iPad tips for people starting out! Now updated for iOS7! | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Learning to use the iPad effectively and efficiently doesn't happen immediately. You can take it out of the box and start using it, sure, but there are so many...
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Susan Berkowitz's curator insight, November 22, 2013 6:47 PM

People seem to have a hard time knowing where to start, how to use it, and how long it will take to build skills.  The tool is only as good as the carpenters weiling it.

Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, January 7, 2:45 PM

Ipad tips to use for teachers that are just beginning to incorporate the Ipad into their lessons. It shows you how to access apps and how to use the iPad effectively.

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Supporting struggling students | Apps | Google Docs | Workshops | The Spectronics Blog

Supporting struggling students | Apps | Google Docs | Workshops | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Now that the final school term has commenced, is it time to consider new technology options to support your struggling students with...
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Claro Software's smart suite of apps for iOS! | The Spectronics Blog

Claro Software's smart suite of apps for iOS! | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Claro Software have been in the biz of assistive technology for a long while and it is evident with the release of their growing collection of high quality apps...
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Rebecca Topp's curator insight, September 23, 2013 1:44 PM

AAC app, PDF readers, and a few other

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Countdown to the release of the new iOS7 update | The Spectronics Blog

Countdown to the release of the new iOS7 update | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

In just a few more “sleeps” we’ll all be able to download the new iOS 7 update and check out all the cool new features we’ve been hearing about. Apart from the new display having a make over there will also be changes to taking ...



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Co:Writer now available for iOS | The Spectronics Blog

Co:Writer now available for iOS | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
Co:Writer is an oldie but definitely a goodie, and its latest release on the iOS platform shows it just continues to move with the times! It is a...
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Mary Kate Lavin's curator insight, January 7, 2:47 PM

Co-writer is now available to use on an iPad.  This is a great app to use for students who have difficulty with spelling and making coherant sentences.  It is a word prediction software that can help with spelling as well as making a complete sentence.

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New team favourite: FTVS HD | The Spectronics Blog

New team favourite: FTVS HD | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
The Spectronics Consultancy team have been on the road this month, playing in the iPad sandpit in our iPad Masterclasses! We have been having lots of fun and playtime with some...
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WriteOnline – Right on your iPad | The Spectronics Blog

WriteOnline – Right on your iPad | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
The newly released WriteOnline app is another beauty by Crick Software, and is based on the hugely popular software of the same name. The WriteOnline app provides older students...
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SymbolSupport in an app – now very attainable! | The Spectronics Blog

SymbolSupport in an app – now very attainable! | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
It seems more and more frequently now, clever apps for the iPad to support literacy, and in this case, to access information are being released and recently we were...
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