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Assistive Technology: New Trend Emerging in Classroom Presentation Systems

Assistive Technology: New Trend Emerging in Classroom Presentation Systems | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Updated scoop to the new classroom presentation systems using tablets as reviewed by Brian Friedlander at Assistive Technology Blogspot.

 

(I apologize for the prior problems with this post!)

 

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Assistive Technology: Belkin Tablet Stands - Adding Ergonomics to the Tablet Equation

Assistive Technology: Belkin Tablet Stands - Adding Ergonomics to the Tablet Equation | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Brian Friedlander shares Belkin tablet stands. Pretty functional, clever!

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Schedule Planner in the iTunes App Store

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Forget everything you know about Schedule Planner HD - our premium productivity solution has evolved! There’s dozens of all-new features, more ways than ever to stay on top of your busy schedule, a...
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AT Daily offers a new schedule planner available for the iPad.

 

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Path Input Fills a Hole in iOS Devices for Text Input | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner

Path Input Fills a Hole in iOS Devices for Text Input | Free Resources from the Net for EVERY Learner | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Paul Hamilton reviews Path app an alternative method of input for iOS.

 

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Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, April 8, 2013 5:23 AM

1.99 for iPad...I'll add it to m options for input.

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Putting Tar Heel Reader books into iBooks - with Speech!

Putting Tar Heel Reader books into iBooks - with Speech! | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
I am a HUGE fan of Tar Heel Reader - and have blogged about it before.  However, Tar Heel Reader has had a big upgrade and has some great changes that I am going to write about over a few blog post...
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Jane Farrall explain Tar Hell Reader and how to put their books in to iBooks. Free storybooks for the iPad for emergent readers.

 

What a great literacy resource!

 

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Phoebe Hsu's curator insight, March 21, 2013 10:58 PM

學英文的另一個豐富資源,最重要的是好像可以自己製作書,那就可以有更多更多的創意應用了。

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Putting Tar Heel Reader books into iBooks - with Speech!

Putting Tar Heel Reader books into iBooks - with Speech! | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
I am a HUGE fan of Tar Heel Reader - and have blogged about it before.  However, Tar Heel Reader has had a big upgrade and has some great changes that I am going to write about over a few blog post...
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Jane Farral provides great ideas and resources and here is another one -

Using Tar Heel Reader books into iBooks with Speech!

 

Thank you Jane!

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Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs: Calendar and Advanced Visual Schedule Apps for Kids with Special Needs

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Kate Ahern provides a listing of calendar and visual schedule apps on her blog Teaching Learners with Multiple Special Needs. Great resource!

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iPad Apps--by Task--Wow

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The folks over at EdTechTeacher posted a list of iPad apps by task that I think is exemplary. Here's their list: iPad Learning Objectives I want my students to record and edit video on their iPad. ...
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Fabulous list of apps by task from Ask a Teacher!

 

Good for every student!

 

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email & texting

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A task that we all do, all too often. Our bodies are not made for continuous and repetitive texting, email or in general, typing. Before smartphones and laptops occupational therapists were steadil...
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More ideas on Email and Texting from The OT idea website.

 

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EyeSight – iTunes App Store | The Assistive Technology Daily

EyeSight – iTunes App Store | The Assistive Technology Daily | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Low vision solutions! Thank you AT Daily!

 

You folks are a wealth of information!

 

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Setting up a library iPad program

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Setting up policy on technology loaning and use can be a work in progress. Here is information on how one institution set up a library loan program.

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Words Mine – A Tetris-like Word Game for iPad

Words Mine is a free iPad app that combines elements of Tetris with spelling games. The challenge of Words Mine is to spell words quickly before the screen fills up with blocks. Each block contains...
Carol Leynse Harpold's insight:

I am rather old school and not a gamer, but Tetris was always a fav of mine. As a spelling game this might not be a real easy game for our students with spelling challenges but it might be a good way to work on memory, chunking sounds and letters as a strategy for copying information  from paper to paper and board/ overhead to paper.

Teaching chunking strategies with this app to beat their time and score could be a motivating activity that could carry over to classroom achievement. I have a few students who would benefit from this!

 

Free is always great!

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Free Technology for Teachers: Find Great Public Domain Images on Pixabay

Free Technology for Teachers: Find Great Public Domain Images on Pixabay | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Richard Byrne shares Pixabay website for finding public domain images. Using public domain pictures for copyright compliance is important but sometimes a challenge when Google images are so easy to locate and provides a plethora of images at the click of a key. Pixabay is one more source to help keep us legal with our choice of images when creating or posting electronic works.

 

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6 best phonics apps for iPad: teach kids to read, write and spell

6 best phonics apps for iPad: teach kids to read, write and spell | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Phonics is the primary way in which children learn basic literacy at schools and you can help them learn with these great iOS apps.
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Comparisions of phonics apps for iPad. Which one is best for content and usage?

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Top Innovative Elementary School Math Apps for iPad | PadGadget

Top Innovative Elementary School Math Apps for iPad | PadGadget | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Even though math is an essential part of everyday life, many children still resist its charms. When I was growing up “math fun” meant making words with a calculator.

Via John Evans
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Review of Math apps for elementary school. Worth checking out!

Carol

 

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Deborah Sarmir's comment, April 13, 2013 9:41 AM
Definitely worth a look!
Deborah Sarmir's curator insight, April 13, 2013 9:42 AM

Certainly worth a look!

Megan Hall's curator insight, June 9, 2013 12:15 PM

math apps for iPad

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High School iPad/iPhone Teacher Resources

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This site was created out of a desire to network in an inclusive way with all teachers who wanted to find iPad, iPhone, and iPod resources that can be useful at the secondary level. 


Many on-line articles say things like "The 10 best reading apps", but many of the suggestions are aimed at primary and junior students. Hopefully the suggestions on this site will put intermediate and secondary teachers in touch with a few resources that apply more directly to them and their students.


Via Cyndi Danner-Kuhn, John Evans
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A curated listing of app for secondary students.

 

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Ann Sciabarrasi's curator insight, April 9, 2013 5:21 AM

Nice to see some high school info.

 

Hindie Becker Dershowitz's curator insight, April 9, 2013 9:14 AM

apps primarily aimed for secondary students classified by secondary subjects 

Lee Hall's curator insight, April 18, 2013 12:06 PM

Very helpful to have the list for Secondary only.

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AppWriter Cloud | LingApps

AppWriter Cloud | LingApps | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Are you reluctant to use Google Docs due to limited accessibility for students with learning disabilities?    AppWriter Cloud levels the playing
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AppWriter Cloud app for Google provides text to speech and word prediction within Google docs. Contact LingApps for more information.

They have been extremely responsive and provided quick support when using this as a trial app.

This is a great tool, and one of the only word prediction apps for Google docs that I am aware of!

Thank you LingApps!

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ER Translate | Rx Publishing

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ER Translate app provides basic communication tools with alphabet or pictures for emergency situations. iPhone/iPad. Currently free.

 

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AppWriter Cloud | LingApps

AppWriter Cloud | LingApps | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
Are you reluctant to use Google Docs due to limited accessibility for students with learning disabilities?    AppWriter Cloud levels the playing
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Lingapps are the developers of AppWriter app featuring word prediction, TTS tools for students with learning challenges. They also have a Google app called AppWriter Cloud with word prediction capabilities. Contact LingApps for more information. I found them very helpful and responsive through email contact. Great service/support.

 

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Neon Tiki Tribe's curator insight, March 15, 2013 12:44 AM

Neat way to access tools for students with disabilities! Wow!

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Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Good Chrome Extensions and Apps for Students and Teachers

Free Technology for Teachers: 13 Good Chrome Extensions and Apps for Students and Teachers | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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Many of the 13 Chrome extensions or apps are beneficial to students with special needs (text to speech, dictionary picture supports, etc).

Are you familiar with the extensions or apps available in Google Chrome. Read on for more information.

 

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NEW iReadWrite App!

iReadWrite makes reading easier and ensures accurate writing as you use your iPad for school, work, or leisure.


Via Kathleen McClaskey
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Read & Write now has an app! I've heard good things about it!

 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, March 8, 2013 5:04 PM

Take a look at the support features of the NEW iReadWrite:


>> Text-to-speech with dual-color highlighting
>> Contectual Word Prediction
>> Phonetic Spell Checker
>> Sounds like and Confusable Word checking
>> Text and Picture Dictionary
>> Customizable Background and Text Colors
>> Choice of Voices and Fonts
>> Importing and Sharing documents

 

Leveling the playing field with iReadWrite!

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6 Ways to Enhance Students Learning Using iMovie ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning

6 Ways to Enhance Students Learning Using iMovie ~ Educational Technology and Mobile Learning | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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iMovie is an intuitive app for movie creating and editing. I recently used iMovie for video self modeling to combine and splice togther a video for a student. It was intuitive and easy to use - at least at a basic level.

 

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Earl » Home

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This app looks intriguing. I am looking forward to trying this out as an accessible means to news.

Anyone have experience with it?

 

Carol

 

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Accessible YouTube Player v2-0 | The Assistive Technology Daily

Accessible YouTube Player v2-0 | The Assistive Technology Daily | OT mTool Kit | Scoop.it
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AT Daily seems to scour the Internet for new international assistive technology tools. I really value their website for keeping us all abreast of what's new!

 

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Siri Speaks to Me - iPads in Education

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Siri (voice recognition software on the iPhone) has made my life easier and most importantly it has increased my productivity.
 
How?

Via Tim Mickan
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Tim Mickan provides insight on use of Siri, a feature readily available in iPad 3"s.

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