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Successfully Using iPads in the Classroom

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Presented by Charlene Cullen at South Gippsland Specialist School - Nov 2012

Presented by Charlene Cullen at South Gippsland Specialist School - Nov 2012

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  • 1. Tips & Tricks for using iPadsin the classroom
  • 2. Subscriptionspectronics.com.au/online
  • 3. facebook.com/Spectronicstwitter.com/SpectronicsSpectronics.com.au/Blog
  • 4. The upside• “Cool” factor• Lower cost• Portability• Battery life• Multiple uses• Growing number of apps• Moderate learning curve
  • 5. The downside• Backups• Potential distractions for user• Limited range of accessibility options• iPad seen as a “cheap” fix• Potential expense if not going to meet individual’s needs• Lack of guidelines to help consumers make informed decisions
  • 6. iPad basics• Physical features• Organising apps• Multitasking tray• Rotation lock/volume• Taking a screenshot• Gestures
  • 7. Tips and Tricks• Restrictions • Hide iPad apps • Language • Avoid deleting apps • Stop in app purchasing • Game Center• Settings within apps
  • 8. Accessibility• In built accessibility features • Settings -> General -> Accessibility• Vision • Voice Over • Zoom Magnification • White on black display • Large text• Assistive Touch• Guided Access*
  • 9. Access Options• Styli, switch interfaces, mounting systems, key guards, gloves and keyboards
  • 10. Accessories• Cases iGuy Gripcase Big Grips
  • 11. How do we determinewhich apps (tools) are appropriate?
  • 12. Assessment Frameworks spectronics.com.au/blog/tools-and-resources/sett
  • 13. App Rubrics Originally created by Harry Walker: Edited, with permission, by Kathy Schrock: Updated by Greg Alchin
  • 14. Action Research In Victoriawww.ipadsforeducation.vic.edu.au/ipad-student-trial
  • 15. Sandpit• Meet regularly• Time to play with apps• Discussion and review
  • 16. Peer Reviews Websites • Broxterman’s Bugle • SpedApps2 • Apps for Children with Special Needs • Digital Media Diet • Inov8 Educational Consulting • iEar – Education Apps reviewwww.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/category/apps-and-mobile- learning/sources-for-quality-app-reviews
  • 17. Video demonstrations• YouTube or Vimeo
  • 18. How do we find apps?
  • 19. Apps that find apps Autism AppAdvice Apps
  • 20. Social Media Facebook Groups and Pages • iTeach Special Education- iDevices in Special Education • iTeach: Apps for the Classroom • Educational App Talk • Resources for Special Needs – Australia Twitter • #spedapps • #AACapps • #spedchat
  • 21. iTunes App Store - Education• Reading• Writing• Special Education
  • 22. App Store - Genius
  • 23. App store – Top Charts

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