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TY! @joevans for 5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia

TY! @joevans for  5 Apps for Making Movies on Mobile Devices - Edutopia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

"Every year at Hollywood award shows, we see fantastic movies celebrated for their rich storytelling and dynamic performances. Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets."

 


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Those of us who work with students who have print challenges can offer opportunities to tell their stories without the delays of language processing commonly associated with dyslexia. Once students are using the video technology, they can incorporate storyboards and scripts to advance and integrate language skills. --Lou

 

Excerpt: "....Your students can become moviemakers, too, thanks to some powerful apps for mobile devices. With these tools, your children can take videos and edit their work to make professional quality movies using iOS devices (iPads and iPhones) and Android tablets.

One good thing about this easy-to-use technology is that students can still use important English language arts skills like writing a narrative, planning a sequential story, and including key details when getting ready to make a movie. These apps can enhance the work that you are doing with children in the classroom and give them room to be creative storytellers...."

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teachintechgal's curator insight, February 21, 8:42 AM

Love that iPad stand !

Betty Skeet's curator insight, March 6, 4:43 AM

Using mobile devices in the classroom

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Apps and dyslexia

Apps and dyslexia | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Apps for iPhones, iPads and Android Devices Edited by Cheryl Dobbs. This article provides some suggestions for specific areas of need that some users with dyslexic difficulties encounter. For simpl...

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"...This article provides some suggestions for specific areas of need that some users with dyslexic difficulties encounter. For simplicity, and to prevent overwhelming users, we have intentionally restricted the number in each section as a starting point for ideas rather than presenting lengthy lists. Other useful websites have been included at the end to help you investigate further.

It is important to note that Apps are only byte-size portions of software compared to those you may use on a computer or laptop. It is unlikely that you will find everything you need in just one. However, a small collection that you can work between may provide a convenient and adequate mobile working environment.

Please note that although updating the operating system on older devices will introduce some new features, the functionality of some Apps may be affected by the age and speed of your device...."

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Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, February 10, 2013 12:59 PM

Some awesome reading apps to help your students read using e reader devices.  A wonderful asset for those with Dyslexic tendencies.   

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Thank you @TDOttawa for A+ Click - Mathematics Games for All Grades

Thank you @TDOttawa for  A+ Click - Mathematics Games for All Grades | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

A+ Click is a free site full of online mathematics games for students at all grade levels. You can find games on A+ Click by selecting a grade level then selecting a topic. Alternatively, you select just a topic or just a grade level and browse through all of the games. Students do not need to register in order to play the games.


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The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ

The Livescribe Echo Smart Pen – An FAQ | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

A new pen with a built-in digital recorder that can record lectures, conversation, meetings, and interviews while you take hand written notes.
The pen lets you tap your notes to playback the recording
You can share your notes with friends, post them to the internet or load them on your computer, iPad or iPhone.


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TY @knolinfos for 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad

TY @knolinfos for 17 Free Digital Storytelling Apps for The iPad | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

 

The iPad is such a boon in education. It is making a slow but steadfast revolution in the way instruction is  both  delivered and received. Teachers Simple Guide on The Use of iPad in Education clearly manifests this transfrmation and provides tips on how educators can leverage the power of this device in educational settings.


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Let's encourage all our kids to own and tell their stories! We begin by telling stories we learn from others, then we start making up our own. Next we tell our story to ourselves and those we love. When we construct the narrative of our journey we gain agency over our days, our experiences and our lives. Tell your 'own' story to 'own' your life! This is the very definition of self advocacy.--Lou 

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50 iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers

50 iPad Apps For Struggling Readers & Writers | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it
Whether you’re the parent of a child with a reading disability or an educator that works with learning disabled students on a daily basis, you’re undoubtedly always looking for new tools to help these bright young kids meet their potential and work through their disability. While there are numerous technologies out there that can help, perhaps one of the richest is the iPad, which offers dozens of applications designed to meet the needs of learning disabled kids and beginning readers alike. Here, we highlight just a few of the amazing apps out there that can help students with a reading disability improve their skills not only in reading, writing, and spelling, but also get a boost in confidence and learn to see school as a fun, engaging activity, not a struggle.

 

These tools are useful for both educators and students with reading disabilities alike, aiding in everything from looking up a correct spelling to reading text out loud.


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:35 PM

 In schools across Australia there is strong support for linking learning in Technologies with learning literacy skills. Learning in Technologies places a high priority on accurate and unambiguous communication (ACARA, 2013).Implementing digital technologies in learning areas such as English allows special education teachers to facilitate and accommodate the learning needs of students. This is achieved through integrating assistive devices such as the iPad and its applications to develop critical literacy skills needed in the 21st century.  Consequently special education teacher have a better opportunity to develop important General capabilities such as literacy (LIT) to allows student to become literate as they develop the knowledge, skills and dispositions to interpret and use language confidently for learning and communicating in and out of school and for participating effectively in society (ACARA, 2013).

 

 

This website suggests various applications that can be used on the ipad to assist special needs students. The list of  applications were selected to improve and develop students reading, writing and spelling. They engage the students through making the activities, fun and engaging, which I think is important when teaching special needs students.

Patricia Christian's curator insight, March 22, 8:53 PM

You can never have enough resources to pull from when working with mainstream or challenged students. 

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The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text!

The Top Apps for Learners who Struggle with Text! | Students with dyslexia & ADHD in independent and public schools | Scoop.it

Paul Hamilton lists the top apps for students who struggle with text. Just 13 more ways to level the playing field!

 

> Paperport:  Note-taking app with audio and voice recognition

> Text Grabber:  Turn hard copy to readable PDF

> Cloudon:  Do equations and other math on the iPad

> Type on PDF:  Complete tests on the iPad; import PDF's form Dropbox

> Abilipad:  Word prediction with TTS

> Nebulous Notes:  Text editor; integrates with DropBox

> AudioNote:  Combine typed and handwritten notes with built in mic to record voice.

> Dragon Dictation:  Easy to use voice recognition; use "Speak Selection" to read dictated work.

> vBookz PDF Voice Reader:  TTS for reading PDF files

> GoodReader:  Offers TTS for text files; works with DropBox

> Idea Sketch: Create mind map and turn it into an outline.

> Book Creator: Create and share multimedia projects on the iPad

> Side by Side:  Split iPad screen into up to customizable "windows"

 

 


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