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How do you set up a switch interface with the iPad? | The Spectronics Blog

How do you set up a switch interface with the iPad? | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
For some of us, accessing the iPad isn't all that easy. People with physical impairments may need to consider alternative access methods such as a stylus, key guard or...
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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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SuperKeys – SuperLaunch! | The Spectronics Blog

SuperKeys – SuperLaunch!  | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

As I mentioned in my last post, we attended Closing The Gap, a national AT conference which takes place in Minneapolis every October. On the Wednesday evening...

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SuperKeys Accessible Keyboard | The Spectronics Blog

SuperKeys Accessible Keyboard | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

Some children find it difficult to type into the iPad - even the simplified keyboards in the Clicker Apps may not be accessible for those with physical challenges...

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More science with Clicker Books | The Spectronics Blog

More science with Clicker Books | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

Following on from my last blog, here is another idea for using Clicker Books for science observations. Looking at plants as a topic, children can use Clicker Books to keep records...

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Using Clicker in secondary school science lessons | The Spectronics Blog

Using Clicker in secondary school science lessons | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

We have a really interesting new success story to finish the term with!
Science teacher Jon Hickman works at Kelvin Hall Secondary School in Hull, UK. He has been using Clicker 6 and ...

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Time Tools for the iPad | The Spectronics Blog

Time Tools for the iPad | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
We are often asked to demonstrate time tools for the iPad. Apps, but also tips and tricks for managing student usage of the iPad.

Someone showed me the...
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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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iPad Basics 101 – iOS 8 | Spectronics Online

iPad Basics 101 – iOS 8 | Spectronics Online | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

Check out the latest video JUST added to the Spectronics Online Resources! iPad Basics 101 Webinar - updated for iOS8. is available now!

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Latest Spectronics Online Video! Exploring the Clicker Apps Part 3: Clicker Docs | The Spectronics Blog

Latest Spectronics Online Video! Exploring the Clicker Apps Part 3: Clicker Docs | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it


Check out the latest video JUST added to the Spectronics Online Resources! Exploring the Clicker Apps - Part 3: Clicker Docs is available now! Login to start watching straight away!


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Meet the new Connect Case for iPad | The Spectronics Blog

Meet the new Connect Case for iPad | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
The new Connect Case for iPad unlocks the power of the iPad for users with significant physical disabilities. Connect provides switch accessibility, brilliant sound, and exceptional design to...
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Getting ready for iOS8 | The Spectronics Blog

Getting ready for iOS8  | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it
I recently reset my phone to factory settings, but before I went ahead, I thought carefully about the apps I had on my phone and the settings I was...
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Google Drive support in the Clicker Apps | The Spectronics Blog

Google Drive support in the Clicker Apps | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

The ability to share files easily and swiftly is an important feature of educational software.  It enables learners to demonstrate their work to others and makes it easier to...

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Latest Spectronics Online Video! Exploring the Reading Doctor Apps | The Spectronics Blog

Latest Spectronics Online Video! Exploring the Reading Doctor Apps | The Spectronics Blog | iPads in Special Education | Scoop.it

Check out the latest video JUST added to the Spectronics Online Resources! Exploring the Reading Doctor Apps is available now!

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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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