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5 Mind Mapping Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities

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From inov8 Educational Consulting

 

Welcome to Part 5 of There's A Special App For That series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In this post we round up 5 great mind mapping apps for children with learning disabilities who are visual learners.

 

Our criteria for mind mapping apps:

Apps for mind mapping are generally developed for a mass market and not specifically for educational use or for students with special needs. With so many apps on the market, we developed some basic criteria that we used to target the needs of a student with learning disabilities:

Simple to use for middle and high school studentsUncluttered interfaceAbility to manipulate “nodes” or ideas on the screen easily for those with fine motor difficultiesAbility to use graphics instead of text, if neededMultiple options to use varying colors and shapes to differentiate ideas and to provide increased meaning and structure for the student.Ability to export the map into different formats, so that the student can manipulate the map afterwards for the writing process.
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5 Mind Mapping Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities

5 Mind Mapping Apps for Students with Learning Disabilities | Technology Integration | Scoop.it

From inov8 Educational Consulting

 

Welcome to Part 5 of There's A Special App For That series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In this post we round up 5 great mind mapping apps for children with learning disabilities who are visual learners.

 

Our criteria for mind mapping apps:

Apps for mind mapping are generally developed for a mass market and not specifically for educational use or for students with special needs. With so many apps on the market, we developed some basic criteria that we used to target the needs of a student with learning disabilities:

Simple to use for middle and high school studentsUncluttered interfaceAbility to manipulate “nodes” or ideas on the screen easily for those with fine motor difficultiesAbility to use graphics instead of text, if neededMultiple options to use varying colors and shapes to differentiate ideas and to provide increased meaning and structure for the student.Ability to export the map into different formats, so that the student can manipulate the map afterwards for the writing process.
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FREE Ultimate Guide to the iPad For Speech Pathology & Special Education

FREE Ultimate Guide to the iPad For Speech Pathology & Special Education | Technology Integration | Scoop.it

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Kathleen McClaskey's curator insight, December 29, 2014 11:42 AM

Free eBook that will get you started in using the iPad for speech pathology and special education.


  • Understand Initial iPad Setup – What are all those features?
  • Navigate the App Store like a Pro
  • Discover New Apps by Taking Advantage of iPad Settings and Outside Resources
  • Take your Teaching to the Next Level Using Built In Accessibility Features for Vision, Hearing, Physical & Motor, and Learning
  • Start Teaching Right Away Using Our Favorite Apps for Communication, Language, and General Education
God Is.'s comment, December 30, 2014 2:50 PM
I wish all of these resources were available a few years back when I was working with these guys and gals .. Thank you for sharing such wonderful tools!