"Clicker Docs app for iPad, developed by Crick Software, is a new iOS app that provides differentiated writing support for struggling writers. As one of Crick's two new apps, Clicker Docs provides text only word banks and word prediction options offering support for primary aged writers in this Docs app. Clicker Sentences app provides a simpler picture based writing environment for emergent writers."
he secret with RapidReading lies in its ability to quickly teach you to process words and information in a new way. You'll learn how to...
* read words without having to silently say them in your head * help your eyes fixate on the words you are reading in a new and improved way * use lateral vision to look directly at less words, yet still comprehend what you're reading
Content curation is a great way to find, organize and share useful knowledge efficiently. There are many free digital tools available to help manage web content in flexible ways allowing us to quickly share resources that are accessible online. #edtech
"Gradually, apps for people with autism or other special needs for devices based on Google’s Android operating system are emerging. The list is short if you compare it with the list of applications for iPad / iPhone / iPod touch, but there are 128 available to date (June 17th)."
The list or table has the following columns:
> App category
> App logo
> App name
> Web: website with more information on the app provided by the developer or its distributor.
> Test: a link to the review of the application published in this blog, if it is already written, represented with the “TEST” logo.
> List of languages supported by the app. For AAC apps, languages of the voices included are taken in account.
Tweet Saving YouTube videos directly to the iPad is now possible with the iCabMobile app. Videos can be saved directly to the Photo Album and then imported into any video editing app on your iOS device, such as iMovie, Splice, Reel Director, etc. #edtech #ipaded #edapps
Free iPad app (limited time): Beginning language learners create a sentence with words or picture symbols, then see the sentence animated! Suitable for special education needs including AAC users and learners with autism, orthopedic impairment, or language disorders. Features: · Select four symbols or words to "write" a sentence.
We’ve all seen the story about using the iPad as a motivator to toilet train a child, which elicits some well-deserved eye rolls from parents, but anyone who is skeptical about the iPad’s ability to help a child learn to manage money and chores, tie...
Today we have a guest reviewer from South Africa. Nikki Heyman is a speech & language therapist with over 22 years of experience. She also has a qualification in remedial education (cum laude), with a special interest in Autism Spectrum...
Bookshare support now includes organizational accounts - Improved VoiceOver support for the blind - Can start speaking text from a chapter, bookmark, or highlight - Can start speaking from a text search result
Listen to PDF and Word documents, articles, eBooks and Web pages with text-to-speech. Integration with Dropbox, Pocket, Instapaper, Bookshare, and Gutenberg. Silky smooth synchronized highlighting and autoscrolling. Rock-solid stability. 55 amazing voices in 20 languages available.
"Meaghan Roper, a junior at Burlington High School, shares a similar story with the iPad. When Meaghan was six years old, she was diagnosed with a visual impairment. In the eighth grade, she started to notice a decline in her vision. She sought out surgery to repair or delay her vision decline, and while successful, the procedure did not hold for very long.
A Transformative Experience
Meaghan recalls her first moments with the iPad and how she and her liaison discovered the variety of new opportunities that this one device presented. One of the first things she used was the ability to invert the colors of the screen. The iPad gives users the opportunity to read predominantly black text on a lighter screen, or to invert the colors and overlay white text on a black screen. This one feature, Meaghan recalls, was "transformative" in her learning of what the iPad could offer her educational experience.
Apps for Every Need
In Meaghan's day-to-day operation of the iPad, she uses several applications to manage her content. It doesn't take her too many apps to get through her school day. She's thankful that, along with transitioning to the iPad, Burlington also married the Google Apps for Education suite with this device. She finds ease in accessing Google Docs from multiple devices and knowing that her work will always be safe, secure and not dependent on a machine's functionality."
Read more about how Meaghan uses apps to support her learning!
If you suspect that a child has dyslexia, an evaluation can lead to a better understanding of the problem. Test results are also used to determine state and local eligibility for special education services.