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275 Special Needs Apps Review

275 Special Needs Apps Review | Special Education | Scoop.it
Friendship Circle provides a complete listing of Special Needs Apps.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
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An amazing list with 1000s of specialised apps. With 7 categories: Communication; Social Skills; Life Skills; Behaviour; Educational; Scheduling; Speech & Language. 

 

However, it does not have any reviews. 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:11 AM

"With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. The Friendship Circle App Review gives you the ability to find the perfect special needs app for your child."

 

275 Apple and Android Apps can be searched in the following categories:

> Communication

> Social Skills

> Behavior

> Educational

> Scheduling

> Speech & Language

> Life Skills

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Special education teacher's Facebook post calls autistic child a 'hot mess ... - San Jose Mercury News

Special education teacher's Facebook post calls autistic child a 'hot mess ... - San Jose Mercury News | Special Education | Scoop.it
Special education teacher's Facebook post calls autistic child a 'hot mess ...

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Before reading: Social networking and communicating on the Internet is now a part of every day life. As such, it needs to become part of our curriculum. In this case, I want to focus on the social skills and etiquette used on social networking sites. Moreover, I want to show students that what you post on a social networking site can have real consequences. I believe when we're teaching students social skills, we need to take into account that part of their social communication is now the Internet.

 

After reading discussion questions:

 

1. How would you feel if a teacher posted something positive/negative on the Internet about you? (Facebook, twitter, blog, etc.)?

 

2. How would you feel if your teacher called you a "hot mess"?

 

3. Have you ever posted something about a teacher or another student on the Internet? Was it positive or negative?

 

4. What do you think should be the consequence for this teacher?

 

5. Do you think you should be allowed to write anything you want on the Internet?

 

6. Do you think that social networking sites should have rules? If so, what should the rules be? 

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Denver Leigh Watson, M.Ed, LDTC's curator insight, December 18, 2013 8:00 AM

Does she (A) need to adjust her #privacy settings, (B) need to rethink her #career, (C) be given a break, or (D) ......? 

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Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought

Using a Question Building Chart to Provoke Student Thought | Special Education | Scoop.it
One of the most effective ways to provoke student thought is through the building of “rich” questions. By asking meaningful questions - and interacting with textual information – students can come to an understanding that builds upon on their own personal experiences and opinions. Through the use of a template, questions can be created in any way that you want and provide you with a specific platform to begin your questioning focus.



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How to get students to create their own questions which hopefully lead to better comprehension. 

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ANA's curator insight, March 7, 2014 5:45 AM

Important from the very beginning to create critical thinking

smadar yona's curator insight, March 8, 2014 10:12 AM

ללמד איך ללמוד, חשוב מאוד בים המידע.

מעניין

סמדר

Audrey's curator insight, April 13, 2014 4:21 AM

The questions can be based on exam questions, or directly from past exam questions.  The students can be asked about their own experiences and say whether the textual information has any application to the society in which they live, e.g. How does the information help us?

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275 Special Needs Apps Review

275 Special Needs Apps Review | Special Education | Scoop.it
Friendship Circle provides a complete listing of Special Needs Apps.

Via Kathleen McClaskey
Naomi W's insight:

An amazing list with 1000s of specialised apps. With 7 categories: Communication; Social Skills; Life Skills; Behaviour; Educational; Scheduling; Speech & Language. 

 

However, it does not have any reviews. 

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, October 22, 2013 10:11 AM

"With over a thousand apps now available to help individuals with special needs it has become increasingly difficult to find and choose the right special needs app. The Friendship Circle App Review gives you the ability to find the perfect special needs app for your child."

 

275 Apple and Android Apps can be searched in the following categories:

> Communication

> Social Skills

> Behavior

> Educational

> Scheduling

> Speech & Language

> Life Skills

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12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education

12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education | Special Education | Scoop.it
12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education

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12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012
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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, January 2, 2013 5:47 PM

Featured in this blog of 12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 actually includes 13 apps.  Here they are:

 

1. See.Touch.Learn Pro

2. Pictello

3. Dragon Dictation

4. The Social Express

5. My First AAC

6. ConversationBuilderTeen

7. Phonics Genius

8. SoundLiteracy

9. LetterSchool

10. Social Quest

11. P.O.V. - Spatial Reasoning Skills Development

12. Speech with Milo

 

Plus 13. I Get it!

Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:28 PM

Through the use of digital technologies students develop ICT capabilities through being exposed and adapting 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.

 

The following list consist of applications addresses the learning needs of special needs students. These applications delevop social skills, speech to text, augmentative/alternative communication and  develop spatial reasoning skills. I have used some of these applications such as "My first ACC and Pictello" in previous practicums and they have engaged the student.

Steven Blomdale's comment, March 9, 2013 10:06 PM
Great applications for developing crucial 21st century skills for special needs students
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How do special education students benefit from technology?

How do special education students benefit from technology? | Special Education | Scoop.it

Students with disabilities can benefit greatly by using technology in the classroom. This article examines the use of assistive technologies with special education students.

 

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This article dispels the myth that "Students with disabilities cannot use the same technology that typical students use."

 

Fact is that the technology that is used to aid students with special needs will benefit other students as well. 

 

It has links to several resources that are useful as well:

 

UNC’s Center for Literacy and Disability Studies LEARN NC VoiceThread Sounding Board TechMatrix 

 

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8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom

8 Types of Learning Events You Need to Have in Your Classroom | Special Education | Scoop.it
A good eLearning course requires the right combination of learning events. But what are these exactly?

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WEAC's curator insight, April 3, 2014 3:29 PM

One of the best: 4. Exploration: It's the learner who has the initiative and takes control.

Javier Antonio Bellina's curator insight, June 14, 2014 11:52 AM

Me gusta el concepto de "Evento de Aprendizaje". puede que con él, si es suficientemente amplio, se pueda resolver el batiburrillo de métodos, técnicas, estrategias, procedimientos, protocolos, tácticas, etcétera, con la que nuestros profes se enredan más y más.

Betty Skeet's curator insight, June 15, 2014 8:00 AM

Learning events you need in your class.

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iPads give special-needs students a voice

iPads give special-needs students a voice | Special Education | Scoop.it

Students with verbal difficulties communicate with iPad tablets: Students with special needs and verbal difficulties in Australia are using iPad tablet computers to help them communicate. The students learn to use the device's voice-output applications to place orders with store vendors, and educators say they also adapt quickly to educational games. "We have children with severe intellectual disabilities flicking across three or four pages and opening and closing programs to find the app they like, even though they have to navigate several layers to get there," Malkara School principal Jennie Lyndsay said.


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Pro-Technology: Fantastic and simple use of tablets to aid students with verbal difficulties and help them communicate. 

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