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  • This presentation supports the concept that real progress will only be made when we realize that our problems in education today are not one of performance but rather one of DESIGN!\n
  • In July 2010 – Steve Jobs announced at the 2010 WWDC (World Wide Developer Conference) that:\n2 million iPads sold (one every 3 seconds)\niPad available in 19 countries\n8500 iPad apps in the App Store. These apps have been downloaded over 35 million times which is about 17 apps per iPad.\niBooks sold 5 million books in the first 65 days. That’s about 2 and a half books per iPad.\niBooks is responsible for 22% of eBook sales\nOver 225,000 apps in App Store\n5 billion downloads from the App Store\nReceive 15,000 app submissions per week. \nUS mobile usages breakdown: 58.2% iPhone, 22.7% Android, 12.7% RIM, 6.4% other.\n150 million credit card accounts between iTunes, App Store, and iBookstore – biggest on the web.\niAds are projected to represent 48% of the mobile advertising market in the second half of 2010.\n
  • Learning can happen anywhere: in a classroom, at the dinning room table, on a bus, in front of a science exhibit, at the zoo…anywhere! \nPortability is not as important as the ability of the learner to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create using tools that are readily at hand.\n
  • Learning can happen anywhere: in a classroom, at the dinning room table, on a bus, in front of a science exhibit, at the zoo…anywhere! \nPortability is not as important as the ability of the learner to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create using tools that are readily at hand.\n
  • Learning can happen anywhere: in a classroom, at the dinning room table, on a bus, in front of a science exhibit, at the zoo…anywhere! \nPortability is not as important as the ability of the learner to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create using tools that are readily at hand.\n
  • Learning can happen anywhere: in a classroom, at the dinning room table, on a bus, in front of a science exhibit, at the zoo…anywhere! \nPortability is not as important as the ability of the learner to connect, communicate, collaborate, and create using tools that are readily at hand.\n
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    • 1. Assistive Technology of Alaska Rob LeFebvre ~ AT Specialist www.atlaak.org
    • 2. Who is ATLA? GRANT ACTIVITIES Federal Tech Act Project• Demonstrations • Short Term Loans• Info & Awareness • Reutilization of AT “Try Before You Buy” State Resource for Assistive Technology
    • 3. What’s the Next Step? Servicing the state beyond the grant…
    • 4. Who is ATLA?NONGRANT ACTIVITIESFee Services• Device and software reseller• Customized Training and Professional Development• Assistive Technology assessments
    • 5. Where is ATLA? •DEMONSTRATION CENTERS •VIRTUAL HELP DESK SYSTEM •WEBINARS •RESOURCESBASECAMP3330 Arctic Blvd, Suite 101ANCHORAGE, AK 99503
    • 6. Who can ATLA help? Eligibility Requirements Need Assistive Technology Be in Alaska Be alive•Community Living•Education•Employment•IT / Telecommunications
    • 7. … ATLA does NOT … Fix, maintain, or train general computer needs Provide funding Bill Medicaid / Medicare Therapeutic evaluations occupational, physical, speech Durable medical needs (wheelchairs, walkers, vehicle modifications, vents, etc..)
    • 8. ATLA Areas•Augmentative & Alternative Communication•Computer Access•Deaf & Hard of Hearing Aids•Environmental Controls•Learning & Cognitive Supports•Vision Impairment Aids•Other(mainstream technology that would fit in all categories of need)
    • 9. AKTRADINGPOST.ORG• Service that connects people and organizations with available assistive technology (AT) and durable medical equipment (DME)• Searchable web-based database• Provides Alaskans access to technology that may be located anywhere in the state
    • 10. STATEWIDE AT PROJECTS MIDNIGHT SUN ASSISTIVE TECHNOLOGY CONFERENCE AUGUST 3 – 5, 2011 WWW.MSATC.ORG 40 EXHIBITORS FROM ALL OVER THE US, OVER 60 SESSIONS, PRECONFERENCE CERTIFICATION, NATIONAL SPEAKERS•opportunity to see latest in assistive technologies (AT), practices, andservices•unique opportunity for exhibitors, professionals, private individuals, andservice providers to exchange and gather information on the world of AT
    • 11. iDevices RoundupWARNING: Innovation does not occur with clinical precision. If you suffer from digital-phobia, this presentation may cause severe sweating, hypertension, and sudden boutsof uncontrollable yawning.
    • 12. The world in our hands… iDevices
    • 13. Allows people to.. connect
    • 14. Allows people to.. communicate
    • 15. Allows people to.. collaborate
    • 16. Allows people to.. create
    • 17. iDevices for AT  Functional vision  Hearing  Dexterity  Ability to respond to a prompt  Ability to perform prompted task  Frustration tolerance  Awareness of need  Interest in using device
    • 18. Why an iDevice for AT?• Low cost• Portable• Easy for all to learn• Easy to control• Not going to be obsolete any time soon
    • 19. Why an iDevice for AT?
    • 20. BUILT IN ACCESSIBILITYThe new iPhone, iPod touch 3rd Gen +, iPad all include a built-in screenreader, full-screen magnification, and other new accessibility features foranyone with a vision, hearing, cognitive, physical, and/or motor disability.
    • 21. iDevice Matrix BLUETOOTH / CAMERA / MUSIC / MICROPHONE APPS AUDIOBOOKS WIRELESS VIDEO MOVIESiPod Touch (3rdGen+) YES YES 4th Gen YES YES YESiPhone YES YES YES YES YES YESiPad YES YES 2nd Gen YES YES YES
    • 22. iDevice Matrix BLUETOOTH / CAMERA / MUSIC / MICROPHONE APPS AUDIOBOOKS WIRELESS VIDEO MOVIESiPod Touch (3rdGen+) YES YES 4th Gen YES YES YESiPhone YES YES YES YES YES YESiPad YES YES 2nd Gen YES YES YES
    • 23. iDevice Matrix BLUETOOTH / CAMERA / MUSIC / MICROPHONE APPS AUDIOBOOKS WIRELESS VIDEO MOVIESiPod Touch (3rdGen+) YES YES 4th Gen YES YES YESiPhone YES YES YES YES YES YESiPad YES YES 2nd Gen YES YES YES Decisions.. Decisions.. Decisions..
    • 24. iDevice Matrix BLUETOOTH / CAMERA / MUSIC / MICROPHONE APPS AUDIOBOOKS WIRELESS VIDEO MOVIESiPod Touch (3rdGen+) YES YES 4th Gen YES YES YESiPhone YES YES YES YES YES YESiPad YES YES 2nd Gen YES YES YES Decisions.. Decisions.. Decisions.. 1. SIZE
    • 25. iDevice Matrix BLUETOOTH / CAMERA / MUSIC / MICROPHONE APPS AUDIOBOOKS WIRELESS VIDEO MOVIESiPod Touch (3rdGen+) YES YES 4th Gen YES YES YESiPhone YES YES YES YES YES YESiPad YES YES 2nd Gen YES YES YES Decisions.. Decisions.. Decisions.. 1. SIZE 2. COST
    • 26. iDevice Matrix BLUETOOTH / CAMERA / MUSIC / MICROPHONE APPS AUDIOBOOKS WIRELESS VIDEO MOVIESiPod Touch (3rdGen+) YES YES 4th Gen YES YES YESiPhone YES YES YES YES YES YESiPad YES YES 2nd Gen YES YES YES Decisions.. Decisions.. Decisions.. 1. SIZE 2. COST 3. NETWORK
    • 27. FREE LEARNING @ ITUNES
    • 28. iPad Basics 23