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Training Faces App for Recognizing Emotions | MTI Studio

Training Faces App for Recognizing Emotions | MTI Studio | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 11, 2012 3:26 PM
The app is designed to help people with Autism, Asperger's Syndrome and other special needs with emotion recognition. The app is geared to help in three distinct ways; improve recognition of the emotion, the meaning behind the emotion and then the speed at which the individual can interpret the emotion.

Features include

> 9 different emotions

> 36 levels

> Simple and intuitive gameplay

> Rich array of soundtracks and scenarios

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PaperPort Notes goes from Amazing to Awesome!

PaperPort Notes goes from Amazing to Awesome! | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 15, 2012 4:54 PM

Paul Hamilton has shared a free iPad app that has improved with age.  You can use your iPad camera to photograph text and import it as editable text.  How great is that?

 

He makes a  particular note of the other features that can level the playing field:

 

>> Text can be entered with keyboard, via voice-to-text, or with stylus.  >> As well, audio recordings can be attached to notes. >> Notes can be written on yellow or white lined pages, on blank white pages, or on “graph paper”.PDF files, can be imported from almost anywhere–PaperPort Anywhere (dedicated free cloud storage), Box, Dropbox, Docs Folder, Files/Snapshots from the Web, the iPad’s Clipboard, camera images. >> Text boxes and sticky notes can be added to notes and imported files. >> Multi-color highlighting is available.

 

Thank you Paul for featuring this great app!

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12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education

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12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012 - Special Education

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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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12 Best Special Needs Apps of 2012
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iPads as Part of an UDL Toolkit on Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Feb 2nd

iPads as Part of an UDL Toolkit on Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Feb 2nd | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it
Special Guest:  Alex Dunn

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:49 PM

A few years ago I met Alex at an ISTE Conference and want to say that she has a wealth of experience and knowledge in using tools with diverse learners. Alex is  a speech language pathologist with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and she will be sharing both UDL strategies and iPad apps that are engaging for ALL students. She will also introduce class profiling as a valuable strategy for teachers.


Don't miss this webinar as you will walk away with ideas that you can use in your classroom tomorrow!

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Show What You Know Using Web & Mobile Apps [Infographic]

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"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."


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mariabrean's curator insight, March 2, 2013 2:07 AM

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Brenda Norman's curator insight, March 23, 2013 7:42 AM

This is delicious to look at.

Marlo Payne Thurman's curator insight, November 22, 2013 7:37 PM

This info graphic shows multiple ways that our 2e kids can process, retell, and "show" what they know without ever having to put pencil to paper. At last, light at the end of the tunnel for our very visual kids with dygraphia!

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15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD

15 Apps to Help Students with Dyslexia & Reading Difficulties - NCLD | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it

Reading is the area in which students with dyslexia struggle the most. Luckily, there are mobile apps that can help with functions like text-to-speech and translation.


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Luis Vargas's curator insight, August 6, 2013 4:28 PM

Lo que hubiera dado yo por una de estas apps cuando era niño; lástima que en ese entonces sólo daban coscorrones en estos casos

Beth Panitz, Ed.D.'s curator insight, August 7, 2013 4:28 PM

An easy-to-read table of apps. Includes links and descriptions.

Mary Perfitt-Nelson's curator insight, August 8, 2013 10:45 PM

Great appps to help!

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Power Up: Apps for Kids with Special Needs and Learning Differences

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Power Up: Common Sense Media's guide to nearly 100 great apps for kids ages 2-17 who have special needs and learning differences.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, July 9, 2013 3:46 PM

Common Sense Media has put together "Power Up!", an apps guide for learners with special needs and learning differences. They have arranged the apps into six categories that can be browsed by difficulty level.

 

> Communication

> Social Interaction

> Organization

> Reading

> Mathematics

> Motor Skills

 

Just one more great resource to help you Level the Playing Field with Apps!

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A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps for the UDL Classroom

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English with Mr. Borman - A place to reflect and share.


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, April 27, 2013 2:51 PM

Mr. Borman surveyed 17 students in one of his classes and discovered that there were a few needs when it came to reading comprehension. He has put together "A Toolbox of Reading Comprehension Apps" that can support the needs of his students in his UDL classroom.  For each app, he has outlined "What it does", "How students can use it" and the "UDL Principles".

 

Check out the Toolbox:

> iBooks

> Popplet

> SyncSpace

> Odyssey (by Homer)

> Toontastic

> Explain Everything

> Ulysses

> Subtext

> Prezi

 

Thank you Mr. Borman!

Jane Strunck's curator insight, April 29, 2013 11:11 AM

Mr. Borman used Edmodo to survey his student's learning preferences and based on the results, identified apps that would support reading comprehension and promote UDL in his classroom.  Would love to know how students responded to the options.  Nice process, Mr. Borman!

Patrice Bucci's curator insight, May 6, 2013 9:46 PM

Useful suggestions for utilizing apps in the UDL classroom...

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Assessment Blueprints and Test Specifications | PARCC


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Dennis P. Garland's curator insight, May 1, 2013 2:20 PM

PARCC has released a set of test specification documents, including assessment blueprints and evidence statement tables, to help educators and the general public better understand the design of the PARCC assessments.

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Reading Growth of Students With Disabilities in the Context of a Large-Scale Statewide Reading Reform Effort

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PARCCTeacherGuideBrochure%28Final%20Web%29.pdf

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Excellent paper to prepare teachers for Common Core testing.

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10 Apps that can Enhance your Lessons through UDL - This is a WOW!

10 Apps that can Enhance your Lessons through UDL - This is a WOW! | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it

This powerful post from D. Mourlam describes the apps that can not only enhance lessons so they are universally-designed but can also be used by learners to express what they know. He provides a description of each app and what the UDL Connections are with each app. 

 

> Videolicious and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> iMovie and Flexible Methods of Presentation

> Skitch and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Evernote and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Twitter and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Facebook and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Prezi Viewer and Flexible Methods for Presentation

> VoiceThread and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

> Skype and Flexible Options for Engagement

> Screen Chomp and Flexible Methods of Expression and Apprenticeship

 

 

 

 


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19 Free Text To Speech tools for Educators

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At the following list you will find 19 Free Text to Speech tools that your students' will appreciate. Some of them you have to install and some you will install on your browser. The most awesome about these tools is that are FREE!


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Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 4:31 AM
The link does't work!
Lee Hall's comment, August 23, 2013 9:15 AM
I don't know why that one doesn't work anymore try this link: http://elearningindustry.com/19-free-text-to-speech-tools-educators-tts-teachers
Susan's comment, August 23, 2013 5:38 PM
Now it works, thanks!
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Categorized List of iPad / iPhone/ iPod Touch apps for people with autism | iAutism

Categorized List of iPad / iPhone/ iPod Touch apps for people with autism | iAutism | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it
List of applications for people with autism or other special needs for iPad, iPhone and iPod touch devices

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Megan Halverson's comment, February 28, 2013 11:09 AM
Thank you and yes, Wei these could be stratgies for all children! Thank you for the feedback!
Megan Halverson's comment, February 28, 2013 11:09 AM
Thank you and yes, Wei these could be stratgies for all children! Thank you for the feedback!
Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 9, 2013 11:59 PM

The folloing list of applications provide opportunities for autistic students to apply practical skills and process technologies and resources to meet current and future needs (ACARA, 2013). These skills include developing 21st century life skills such as communication.

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iPads as Part of an UDL Toolkit on Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Feb 2nd

iPads as Part of an UDL Toolkit on Classroom 2.0 LIVE! - Feb 2nd | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it
Special Guest:  Alex Dunn

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 1, 2013 6:49 PM

A few years ago I met Alex at an ISTE Conference and want to say that she has a wealth of experience and knowledge in using tools with diverse learners. Alex is  a speech language pathologist with the Upper Canada District School Board (UCDSB) and she will be sharing both UDL strategies and iPad apps that are engaging for ALL students. She will also introduce class profiling as a valuable strategy for teachers.


Don't miss this webinar as you will walk away with ideas that you can use in your classroom tomorrow!

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Clicker Docs App for Struggling Writers

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"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."


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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, February 17, 2013 4:44 PM

Here are some of main features of Clicker Docs app:

- Talking spell checker
- Dropbox support within the App
- Simple Copy and Paste
- Words from the current Word Bank are now included in predictions
- Hardware keyboard support
- Tool to Create New Word Bank directly from Edit Mode
- Improved pronunciation
- Improved opening of files from email
- Performance improvement when moving between Word Bank tabs

 

Extensive screen shots in this blog demonstrates the strengths and ease of use of this app.

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A Wonderful Wheel featuring iPad Apps for Autistic Students

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"I must admit that apps for autistic learners are really scarce and hard to find. A few months ago I posted here a list some powerful apps for autism and today while I was looking for new apps that might have been created since the publication of that list I came across this wonderful wheel.

I know that the first thing that comes to mind when you see this wheel is the popular pedagogy Wheel created by Allan Carrington in which he provided suggestions for 62 apps based on Bloom's Taxonomy. The present wheel is developed by Mark Coppin in which he featured a wide variety of apps for autistic students."


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anne-marie mason's curator insight, July 15, 2013 7:41 PM

Another great wheel to share with colleagues in Spec Ed.

Pippa Davies @PippaDavies 's curator insight, July 16, 2013 12:29 PM

Useful tool for parents with Autistic students!

Tahnee Cunico's curator insight, February 10, 2014 6:28 PM

Great wheel of apps for students with autism 

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Video Scheduler - A Top Ten App for Special Education

Get Video Scheduler on the App Store. See screenshots and ratings, and read customer reviews.

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, June 21, 2013 9:40 AM

Comments from THE Journal about this app that is considered one of the top 10 apps for special education:

 

"This app is a cross between an activity schedule and a video model. Like most activity schedule applications, it allows users to create checklists identifying the individual tasks required to accomplish a goal or objective. What sets Video Scheduler apart, however, is the option to include a still photo or video segment that demonstrates how each step in the task is completed. There is a wealth of research supporting the use of both activity schedules and video models with students on the autism spectrum and other students who may struggle with time and task management. Video Scheduler empowers students to work independently with little or no prompting from teachers or job coaches"

 

Carol Leynse Harpold's curator insight, July 3, 2013 10:47 AM

This is a great app providing video scheduling for students with a preferred visual mode of learning or accessing information.

Check out this review scooped by Kathleen McClaskey.

 

Carol

HJackson's curator insight, March 5, 2016 1:06 AM

This is a great app providing video scheduling for students with a preferred visual mode of learning or accessing information.

Check out this review scooped by Kathleen McClaskey.

 

Carol

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7 Great Strength-Based UDL Programs & Apps for Students with Special Needs

7 Great Strength-Based UDL Programs & Apps for Students with Special Needs | Leading Edge Certificate (LEC) Resources | Scoop.it

 
Posted on February 18, 2013 by Thomas Armstrong

"The rapid pace of new educational technologies has made it so that students with special needs can accomplish many things in the classroom that were difficult or even impossible for them only a few years ago. The following list contains some of the best apps I’ve seen for kids with neurodiversities in communication, reading, sociability, attention, and behavior."


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Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
theres now technology and materials to help special needs children in the classroom
Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
and to be successful!
Liz Carulli's comment, March 5, 2013 7:05 PM
this will also be used in my presentation
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Congress Rewrites IDEA Funding Rule - Disability Scoop

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A small change tucked inside a government spending bill this month may have big implications for special education.

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Dennis P. Garland's curator insight, March 26, 2013 2:52 PM

A victory!

Marie Schoeman's curator insight, April 28, 2013 2:45 AM

One would hope that this rule would also be able to safeguard spending on inclusive education rather than on segregated provisioning.

 

Dorothy R. Cook 's curator insight, December 30, 2017 3:38 AM

God knows why we didn't. There is more behind the State of North Carolina Public Schools denying years not days of education to African American, Special Needs qualified students/children. Their trick just about to get treated a certain kindve way by God in ways only God  could go about getting it done so He chooses.

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Expanding Access: Accessibility Features & Accommodations for Students with Disabilities in PARCC Assessments - A Teacher's Guide

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PARCC Releases Accessibility Features and Accommodations for special education and #ELLs


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Dyslexia Today's curator insight, October 13, 2013 10:02 PM

 Everyone should give this a thorough reading. Kinda important!