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Resources, tools, apps and interventions related to mobile computing in the field of Occupational Therapy
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Google Drive - Quick reference guide for teachers and students

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Having trouble getting your head around Google Drive and / or Google Docs?
Well stress no more with this great printable guide to using Google Drive.

Via John Evans
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's comment, August 26, 2013 9:51 PM
Thanks Maria!:)
Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:01 PM

looks helpful

Mary Mourton's curator insight, March 17, 2016 11:55 AM

Google Drive provides many great options for easy access to administrative tasks on a mobile device. Edgalaxy provides a basic printable guide to using Google Drive on your computer (not the app) as a great starting point with its use.

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Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Teacher's Visual Library of 40+ iPad Apps ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it

 

"I love it when I come across such educators curated lists of apps because I know since these apps are reviewed by fellow teachers then there is a high possibility that they will work for other teachers in different settings too.

For instance, the wonderful work embedded below and which has been created by the folks in St.Plunkett Oliver Primary School http://www.stoliverplunkett.qld.edu.au/Pages/default.aspx ; is a great library of apps that every teacher should have the chance to explore. It contains a set of useful apps pertaining to different categories. Most, if not all of these apps, have been already reviewed here in Educational Technology and Mobile Learning before but it is much more practical to see them  compiled and organized all in one page."


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Alfredo Corell's curator insight, July 15, 2013 5:31 AM

A good recopilation of iPad apps for teachers

Christian Reuter's curator insight, July 16, 2013 2:21 AM

EN: What is your iPad "toolbox" as a teacher or learner ?

Mary A. Axford's curator insight, September 4, 2013 9:46 AM

This list includes a lot of apps that are also available for Android as well, and probably a lot of them are also available for Windows phone/tablets.

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News-2-You App

News-2-You App | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Do you subscribe to News-2-You in your special education classroom? Have an iPad? Now you can access the weekly News 2 You Newspaper on your iPad.  AssistiveWare and N2Y new free News 2 You app all...
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Now News 2 You is available on your iPad. Use your existing subscription on your iPad!

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Stylize Contacts & Names on the iPhone By Adding Emoji Characters

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Stylize Contacts & Names on the iPhone By Adding Emoji Characters
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This app provides visual communication and cues to your phone list.

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Adapted Hands-Free Bluetooth

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Hello! Just activate your switch to answer your phone!  First pair your phone with the Bluetooth speaker phone, then press your switch to answer your phone; press again to hang up. Bluetooth speake...
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AT Daily reviews a way to use Bluetooth features on your phone with a switch for access!

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The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual

The Future Of Technology Isn’t Mobile, It’s Contextual | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
You’re walking home alone on a quiet street. You hear footsteps approaching quickly from behind. It’s nighttime. Your senses scramble to help your brain figure out what to do. You listen for signs of threat or glance backward.
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

This isn't your average review of apps or application, but the idea of contextual data peaks my interest with what is up and coming in the computing industry. Considering what contextual data could do, this might provide the type of scaffolds for individuals with disabilities who may have difficulty with high order thinking skills.

Read on to see the some possibilities might be!

 

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Your Therapy Source - www.YourTherapySource.com: Another "Get Moving" App for Kids

Your Therapy Source - www.YourTherapySource.com: Another "Get Moving" App for Kids | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Your Therapy Resource provides another "Get Moving" for fostering physical movement for your students.

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Write to Read - Cool Learning App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

Write to Read - Cool Learning App ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it

"Write to Read http://ow.ly/kHCNS ; is an educational iPad app that helps young kids, ages 3-10, hone their reading skills through writing, specifically story creation. The app was developed based on input from teachers and leading Danish scientific researchers and is currently in widespread use in homes and schools throughout Denmark."


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XDiscovery launch mobile app to learn in seconds with visual knowledge maps for 4 million topics
http://learn.xdiscovery.com
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Kindle For iOS Will Now Turn Your Favorite Books Into Audiobooks | Cult of Mac

Kindle For iOS Will Now Turn Your Favorite Books Into Audiobooks | Cult of Mac | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Kindle's updated app for iOS now offers accessibility to VoiceOver along with other features. Check out Cult of Mac's review.

 

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Memory Apps on ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Memory Apps on ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Smartphones prove to be worthy options as assistive technology for cognition for memory compensation following TBI.
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Tracey Wallace, MS CCC SLP provides a review of apps to support individuals with TBI. Her list of suggestions for apps that support memory challenges are functionally based, appropriate for OT's working with this population. The review also provides great suggestions for creating an app matrix to help recall important components in apps needed for app selection.

 

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Google Search for iOS gets Google Now! All the great features of Android... locked in one little app | iMore.com

Google Search for iOS gets Google Now! All the great features of Android... locked in one little app | iMore.com | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Google Search has just been updated to add even more features from the Google Now service including traffic and weather updates as well as information about sports teams and breaking news.

Via John Evans
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Google Search app provides integrated features. Take a look.

 

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CAEXI BEST's curator insight, April 30, 2013 8:39 PM
Google Search pour iOS obtient Google Now! Toutes les fonctionnalités d'Android ... enfermé dans une petite application | iMore.com
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Teaching All Students: #AppMondayTAS - Voice Recorder HD

Teaching All Students: #AppMondayTAS - Voice Recorder HD | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Bridging Apps review of this voice recorder that can record as much as 21 hours. Find their review at: http://teachingall.blogspot.com/2013/04/appmondaytas-voice-recorder-hd.html

More for your teaching or OT iTool Kit!

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Favourites and Collections - Creating bookshelves in Tar Heel Reader

Favourites and Collections - Creating bookshelves in Tar Heel Reader | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
This is my third blog post about the new look Tar Heel Reader.  I am finding these new features so useful - and I hope you are too. In this post I'm going to focus on Favourites and Collections - b...
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Jane Farrall share her use of favorites and collection options in the new features offered on Tar Heel Reader.

 

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OrCam - See for Yourself

OrCam - See for Yourself | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
OrCam harnesses the power of Artificial Vision to compensate for lost visual abilities.
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Wow, is this functional for those with visual impairment!

 

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Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, December 22, 2013 7:00 PM

Wow! I would love to see some reviews by users

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Video Scheduler - A Top Ten App for Special Education

Get Video Scheduler on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

This is a great app providing video scheduling for students with a preferred visual mode of learning or accessing information.

Check out this review scooped by Kathleen McClaskey.

 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:40 AM

Comments from THE Journal about this app that is considered one of the top 10 apps for special education:

 

"This app is a cross between an activity schedule and a video model. Like most activity schedule applications, it allows users to create checklists identifying the individual tasks required to accomplish a goal or objective. What sets Video Scheduler apart, however, is the option to include a still photo or video segment that demonstrates how each step in the task is completed. There is a wealth of research supporting the use of both activity schedules and video models with students on the autism spectrum and other students who may struggle with time and task management. Video Scheduler empowers students to work independently with little or no prompting from teachers or job coaches"

 

HJackson's curator insight, March 5, 2016 1:06 AM

This is a great app providing video scheduling for students with a preferred visual mode of learning or accessing information.

Check out this review scooped by Kathleen McClaskey.

 

Carol

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MeeGenius!

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Get the  #1 App for Children's Books. Read along technology. (For FREE!) via MeeGenius! .
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MeeGenius App for summer time reading options!

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Mobile Applications | t2health

Mobile Applications | t2health | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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11 Mental Health apps from the National Center for Telehealth and Technology.

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Dear Otto: Do Students Still Need to Learn Keyboarding?

Dear Otto: Do Students Still Need to Learn Keyboarding? | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Dear Otto is an occasional column where I answer questions I get from readers about teaching tech. If you have a question, please complete the form below and I'll answer it here. For your privacy, ...
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

The question of keyboarding instruction continues to surface especially in lieu of packed curriculum content and currently the presence of mobile devices which changes how input is done for students.

This post address those questions and provides a listing of recent and past research information on the subject from an expert.

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» Technology is helping survivors stay connected

» Technology is helping survivors stay connected | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Mobile technology and electronics help stroke patients recover.

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Stylize Contacts & Names on the iPhone By Adding Emoji Characters

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Stylize Contacts & Names on the iPhone By Adding Emoji Characters
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Here is a tip and trick for iOS phones that could help individuals with significant literacy challenges identify names in their phone contacts. Read more form OSX Daily.com

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Free Technology for Teachers: Three Approaches for Getting Content to Elementary Students' iPads - No Email, No Problem

Free Technology for Teachers: Three Approaches for Getting Content to Elementary Students' iPads - No Email, No Problem | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Work flow to and from iPads can be a challenge. Richard Byrne presents three options for iPad work flow.

 

A very helpful post. Of course there are more including using Google drive and Google Drive app or a Google Site for accessing content! Always more than one way to skin a cat!

 

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Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, May 4, 2013 9:26 AM

The more options, the better. Richard Byrne is one of the best. Have learned so much from him!

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Story Wheel - Story Starters on Your iPad

Story Wheel - Story Starters on Your iPad | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Story Wheel is an app for the iPad and iPhone that is designed to promote audio storytelling. Spin the Story Wheel on your device and when it lands on an image, dictate a short story based on that ...
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Richard Byrne offers a story starter app for your iPad. This looks like a fun way to jump start writing for students who have a difficult time generating ideas.

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Memory Apps on ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners

Memory Apps on ADVANCE for Occupational Therapy Practitioners | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Smartphones prove to be worthy options as assistive technology for cognition for memory compensation following TBI.
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Advance for OT Practitioners provides app suggestions to compensate for TBI. Apps for memory are reviewed. Well worth reading.

 

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12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn

12 Advanced iPad Tips All Educators Should Learn | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Are you and your students really getting the most out of the iPad? FETC speaker Luis Perez lists 12 little-known tips, tricks, and settings to supercharge your iPad use.

Via Ana Cristina Pratas, Devrim Ozdemir, Ph. D., KB...Konnected, Spectronics
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

Luis Perez provides these tips that are helpful and hopefully a review for most iPad users, but none the less this is a great list to share!

 

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KB...Konnected's curator insight, April 26, 2013 3:30 AM

Many of these I did not know about. I really appreciate the tips for finding and sorting stuff on the iPad. Very helpful.

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Zybox for iOS - another VoiceOver switch interface option for the iPad

Zybox for iOS - another VoiceOver switch interface option for the iPad | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
The Zybox for iOS is a new switch interface from Zygo that uses VoiceOver to control the iOS and VoiceOver compatible apps on your iPad or iPhone. The most significant advantage of this adapter is ...
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Jane Farrall shares her expertise on another switch access interface from Zygo that uses VoiceOver to control iOS.

 

Jane always provides through reviews!

 

Thank you Jane.

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