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Diana Petschauer from UNH has shared a link that includes a comprehensive set of apps for iPods, iPads and Androids that could support the college students that may have challenges in reading, writing, organizing, planning, time management and vision. Each app has a description on how it can be used along with the link to iTunes to download the app.
Thank you Diana for this list that can "level the playing field" for college students everywhere!
"In this post, we examine 16 Apps for Elementary Students with Non-Verbal Learning Disability (NVLD).
New apps on the iPad can assist students with remediation as well. While apps are not as advanced as specialized software right now in terms of full support for specific academic skills, they are improving. Most apps that have been developed to date focus on the remediation aspect and not support. There are huge advantages to using an app for remediation or to bypass the challenges associated with NVLD on the iPad: the ability to manipulate the information on the screen, high level of engagement, mobility, and full interactivity. Here are our recommendations for apps for elementary students that have difficulty with the above-mentioned areas."
"25 graphic organizers for students to use to organize their thinking while reading preparing to write. Covers all common comprehension skills: cause /effect, main idea/detail, sequence events, pro/con, story elements, characterization, word meaning, plot, KWL and much more."
Via Stephanie Sandifer, Kathleen McClaskey
"Nowadays teachers and students have a variety of ways to show what they know and to express themselves. These web and iPad apps can turn students into teachers and teachers into super-teachers! Furthermore, most of the apps listed in the infographic are free of charge."
Via John Evans, Kathleen McClaskey
Kathleen McClaskey's insight:
Tony Vincent has compiled a list of apps and web tools that can have learners express what they know and understand. This aligns well with the UDL (Universal Design for Learning) principle - Multiple Means of Expression and Action.
Thank you Tony!
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"