The team at Diverse Learners all strongly believe that utilising technology is for many learners the gateway to increased productivity, empowerment and independence that then results in increased confidence and self-belief. Jim always says he could not function without his iphone and all the apps. The technology enables him to sync everything up so he…
If you're a special education teacher or are simply looking for an innovative way to reach a student... this is for you. Many apps out there are useful in the classroom but they're not always easy to find in the clogged-up app store. Until now.
by Jamie Martin You may have noticed a little friendly competition between Apple and Google, the technology giants who are in constant battle to be King of the Hill. During his keynote presentations, Apple’s Tim Cook often jabs at the adoption rate of new versions of Android compared to those of [...]
Heather Peretz's insight:
Interesting article that highlights the benefits of both Apple and Google to the Learning Disable population.
For this week's Top Picks List Friday, we're featuring apps and sites for improving executive function. Executive function -- how to plan, organize, remember, and carry out tasks –- is tied closely to success in school and life. Many kids struggle with these skills, and for some kids, they...
Heather Peretz's insight:
My favorites from this list are Time Timer and Notability!
Assistive technology (AT) is available to help individuals with many types of disabilities — from cognitive problems to physical impairment. This article will focus specifically on AT for individuals with learning disabilities (LD).The use of technology to enhance learning is an effective approach for many children. Additionally, students with LD often experience greater success when they are allowed to use their abilities (strengths) to work around their disabilities (challenges). AT tools comb
Accessibility — also referred to as inclusivity — is all about making the iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad work for as wide a range of people as possible. That can include the very young, the very old, people brand new to computers and mobile devices, and also people with disabilities and special needs. With iOS, Apple has added features to specifically help those with visual impairments,...
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