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iPads special needs learning

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iPads and their use in classrooms to support diverse learners

iPads and their use in classrooms to support diverse learners



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iPads special needs learning iPads special needs learning Presentation Transcript

  • IPADS TO SUPPORT DIVERSE LEARNERS• Accessibility features built into the iPad provide all students the ability to access the curriculum, collaborate with peers and express their understandings with digital tools that best meet their learning needs.• Enhances independence
  • IPADS IN THE SPECIAL NEEDS CLASSROOM• Lightweight, portable,• Simplicity of use• Relatively inexpensive• Reduce need for multiple devices• Built in accessibility: zoom, VoiceOver etc• More tools being developed to assist with access: switches, adaptive styluses
  • WHY IS THE IPAD USEFUL FOR SPECIAL NEEDS STUDENTS• Instant interactivity and feedback ( audio and video)• Speaking and listening to audio versions of books or use accessibility functions of iPad to have it read aloud• Writing - pages, keynote, make iBooks for the iBook library (Scribble press)• Express understanding - annotate images, make short videos• Just in time support using screen casting Apps like Educreations, Show me, Explain everything
  • THE IPAD AND ESLApps can be used to support activities that mayotherwise be difficult for ESL students to understand.• Intervention• Enrichment• Assistive• Digital literacy• Reading• Organizing resources
  • HOW• Record themselves reading aloud - iPro recorder, Talking Tom, email to teacher for feedback• Translation apps• Dictionary apps to access key words or clarify difficult ideas• iBooks app to define words, search, make notes• Create picture stories (Felt board, I tell a story)• Visual - images, specific apps, Qwiki, Videolicious, Picle
  • APPS • Social skills:• Motivate verbal expression: voice changer plus, talking series• Text to speech: Verbally, or speech to text - dragon dictation social skill• Articulation: Small talk builder phonemes, iPad video, iReverse speech• Language comprehension: • Organizers, Sentence maker, Sentence builder visual• Life skills: functional skills system samplers
  • What do special needs studentssay about the iPadhttp://atclassroom.blogspot.com.au/2011/01/computers-vs-ipads-in-special-education.html
  • Where tofind usefulApps forSpecialNeedsstudents
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