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  • I have noticed a huge surge in tablet use in ISC in the region.Obviously benefits of touch screenPlus built in featuresBecause learners are choosing them and we want them to BYOD we can anticipate - more particularly as they are ‘mainstream’ devices that look cool. There are issues around integration and management which get discussed endlessly on ALT list and which RSC can give advice on.This flexibility can be used to help meet learners needs across the board without disclosure leading to even more inclusive practice.
  • Tablets – overwhelmingly ipads because Apple iOS very good accessibility and of the 67% of people with a tablet 10% are using an ipad at the momentHere is a link here to Apple info on Accessibility Html user guide Tagged PDF format Mac 3rd party resources for accessibility
  • 10% of the UK population have tablets - 67% iPads200,000 educational apps from AppleRevolution taking place in ISC’s but this will change as tablets change and new ones come on the market
  • COST IS HIGH butOne ipad goes a long way when students are working in a group and away from class. It gives instant access to information through apps, stored data or the internet.It’s more dynamic than a laptop – shared passed around tactile access keeps the project flowing.
  • Lends itself to PROJECT WORK video and e-book- Strip Designer, Creative Book Builder
  • It’s a SELF_CONTAINED LEARNING TOOLTechnology doing what it does best….promoting collaboration, supporting personalisation ….not requiring specialist skillsTablets are intuitive, simplified, picture based, self-contained tools for learning which Don’t EXCLUDE those who can’t master the mouse, keyboard, operating system or interface of a PC or laptop. Problem is the curriculum and the skills we are teaching to support the use of IT.Tablets exemplifyTechnology as an (AT) tool. Partly because they are personal devices can be customised, and have built in accessibility options and can support 3rd party apps and even serve at AT hardware using the built in camera and or additional apps: Logitech TouchMouse, Falcon magnifying Glass, and iCelsius- Science Calculator with added sensors.
  • WHERE TO START WHAT TO USE THEM FOR?Repetition, variety and differentiation in:What do you want to do?What skills will be needed now and in the future?What works and how?WHAT TECHNOLOGY DOES WELLWhat technology does best? DifferentiateSpelling – ChicktionaryReading and writing – Word a day Maths – My Math App / FactrSamuraiMusic – Virtuoso / composerArt – ArtRageArtStudioScience – iCelsius / TouchCalcCause and effect / Talking Tom
  • MANAGING DIFFERENTIATIONPick a student at random just by giving your device a shake or tapping the screen -- but that’s just the beginning. Stick Pick suggests question starters for learners at different levels and also records how well students respond during classroom discussions. If a student is consistently scoring near the top or bottom, simply change the level
  • OBVIOUS MULTI_MEDIA USES – Given that we have a built in camera and text editing - Story telling which has multiple uses for those with LLDD. Talking photo-albums, time-lines and sequenced activities.As always it is question of deciding what level is appropriate for the learners. Our Story This free app can be used to support very early reading and story telling, combining your own pictures and text using the built in camera and even dictation apps. Through to complex interactive multi-media narratives using Demi-BooksBlogging Seeing your work appear online can be very motivating
  • There are Educational APPS across the subject areas – often presenting as GAMES – which have their place – Key is the range level and how you plan them into lessons and give feedback.You can find Apps to support Teaching language at all levels from a simple vocab builder – with level differentiationNot a substitute for teaching – just for practice, building skills and getting feedback.Same as when they read and play-back their own reading to evaluate it
  • Same goes for Maths and scienceMy Math App / FactrSamurai is a full on game MyMaths can be suited to learner and Little digits is based on sensory response. Add and subtract fingers.Combined with questions and quizzes you can monitor and give instant feedback QuizCast.QUIZCAST can be used to set up quick activities to check learning
  • From Apps for children with special needsLike little Digits many app lend themselves to Cause and effect activities:Talking Tom Sensory sound box to 100Speech BoxLittle digits Emotions
  • Pottery HDSimple Cause and effect to build understanding and assistswitch using.Pocket pound GarageBandSensory Light boxPottery HDArtRage and DoodleBuddyMagic Zither and EchoStringSoundPrism – music compositionSwarkovski – colours and sounds
  • All abilities an ACC app that gives non verbal people a voice and is a substitute for a communicator You create and add new cards – and categories. i.e. Meeting people and edit cardsOr use a bespoke app like Proloqu2go that makes use of an existing symbol based communication system
  • There are many – often free apps for non-verbal communications or mixed with written and spoken / sounded out letters / word.Plus some that allow handwriting to be captured as text
  • PECS often uses very specific images with meaning to an individual. These can be created and shared across devices (this now happens automatically via the Photo Stream if you have iCloud enabled) and in lots of different apps Emailing to the provider staff and they could still print and laminate it if necessary – this way we could share the same visuals
  • British Sign Language is the third most used language in Britain (might be second – sorry BSL users) but rarely available outside deaf community.Early Words and simple finger spelling can at least bridge the gap a bit – available as an app for ipad or iphone.Also a simple video lexicon from Bristol University that you can type words into.
  • Louder TV – personal amplifierTap tap – vibration for detected noise like an alarm both can be used in the classroomZ4 Mobile – uses an interpreter and intermediary – making use of the camera, facetime / skype etc for Video conferencing that will support signing and lip-reading etcMasses of new information is available via technology - aggregating information presents challenges to sensory impaired people apps like Z One stop can help as can ViA for visually impaired people.
  • One source of apps is the Apps in education blogspot but many more exist that try out and evaluate apps
  • ViA helps wade through VI apps and HeyTel and Voice Brief streamline communications for VI. The other apps can clarify images and objects or provide audible notifications. Thismght make classroom more comfortable for VI learners – more control, less anxietyAlso Talking Maps, Chimes, Alarms and Talking Calculators aggregators and organisers of information
  • Autism Expressions, gestures and emotions – building on work that utilises technology as a positive tool to communicate where face to face might be a challenge…. Recognising and identifying or conveying emotions, using cartoon, symbol or even video based as appropriate.Though not exclusively to do with Autism reading or indicating emotion is one of many challenges that face learners with LD As is organisation / managing change and behaviour. The value of having information tailored to user, staff or in a work placement is enormous.
  • Customising Apps for medical conditions is commonplace but the value in education / life is often missed.Young epilepsy have an app that discreetly supports people out in work-placements, college etcGiving everyone more confidence and enabling levels of independenceSeizure VideoSymptom logDiaryMedical promptsContact details
  • Organisational support has its place with specific learning difficulties but also allows users to create visual timetables and picture sequences. Make recordings rather than writing or speaking and add text or handwritten notes to audio or video collected on the ipad. We have seen GPS local maps and google earth used to support independent travel, FaceTime or skype for video conversations that support signing or gestures, expressions. QR codes to simplify access to websites and information and mindmaps and admin tools like EverNote and EduCreations using multi-media, multi-sensory approaches to share in class and outside
  • Tesconnect has SEN resources and more interestingly a twitter presence for sharing teaching resources for SENThis kind of community helps you make better use of apps and other resourcesAutism and ADHD = and twitter feed. As a way of aggregating information
  • Also other online communities that evaluate apps and categorise, or explain how they can be used this site is aimed at younger learners – apps are arranged in accordance with ability levels
  • ‘Hand-picked’ apps – special needs. Classroom skills and life skills at different levels including ‘High school’
  • This online resource has also been really useful. It’s a community and Diigo Group which using tagging again helps to aggregate a huge deluge of ideas and apps. Theres also Scoop.It
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    • 1. April 25, 2013 | slide 1Why Use TabletsIncreased use of tablets and apps in ISC’sTouch screen and accessibility optionsPersonal devices / BYODDifferentiation in mainstreamFuture SkillsIntegration with networkManaging accounts
    • 2. What technology does wellAccessibilityThird PartyTap & swipingZoom & PinchVoice OverTogglingAudio controlsInvert Colours…
    • 3. Accessible Tablets Ipads Siri video Accessibility Options– VoiceOver, Zoom, Invert Colours, Microsoft Surface– USB port– Combined input and access– Touch friendly narrator and magnifier– Accessibility preferences transferable– Accessibility and Office apps– Android AppsGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 3
    • 4. What technology does well- supports group work Differentiation, collaboration participation 1:504
    • 5. Apple for the teacher? Self-paced 2 week project – controllable vehicleInstructional video and e-book = Rewind videos andadditional instructions in e-books and elsewhere.Planned, filmed and edited an advertCreated a Jingle, and abrochure, calculated costsand presented to parentsand ‘blogged’ about it.Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 5
    • 6. Technology as an AT tool.Doing what it does best….promotingcollaboration, supporting personalisation….not requiring specialist skillsTablets are intuitive, simplified,picture based, self-contained tools forlearningGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 6
    • 7. Where to start?What do you want to do?What skills will be needed now and in the future?What works and how?What technology does best? DifferentiateGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 7
    • 8. Planning monitoring and differentiation Differentiated teaching - Stickpick8
    • 9. Story tellingOurStoryBuilt in cameraDictationand emailBloggingDemibooksMulti-media narrativePictello – talking photo albumor sequence
    • 10. English Language Language – Bluster Vocabulary builder10
    • 11. MathsMyMathsFactrSamuraiLittle DigitsCount to 100Set a test using 11
    • 12. Skills and understandingCause and effectTalking TomSpeech BoxSensory LightboxLittle DigitsEmotionsSwarkovskiPocket pondGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 12
    • 13.  EchoStrings, Magic Zither Soundbox Sound Prism - compose Garageband - play Pottery HD make and sell ArtRage DoodleBuddyGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 13
    • 14. Communication MyChoice - Makaton MyTalkTools TapToTalk TappedIn SoundingBoard (AbleNet symbols) Scene & Heard Lite – (Widgit) FreeSpeech Sono Flex Lite –symbols to speech Alexicom AAC - Speaking linking pages WritePad - handwriting and voice recognitionGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 15
    • 15. Pictures PECs- Picture Exchange Communication System Create your own using the ipads photo Album and PicFrameGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 16
    • 16. Where to put it all? ViA – Aggregator of Visually Impaired Apps HeyTel and Voice Brief Big Browser – large keyboard and colour themes Light and Video Motion Detectors LookTel - Money reader and Colour ID VizWiz and oMoby – image recognition TTS, EverNote, Dragon, GPS Talking Maps,Chimes, Alarms and Talking Calculatorsaggregators and organisers of informationGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 20
    • 17. Emotions and social skillsSmartyPantsSocial Skill Builder – interactive videoGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 21
    • 18. Tailored App - Young EpilepsySeizure VideoSymptom logDiaryMedical promptsContact detailsApps in Inclusion April 25, 2013 | slide 22
    • 19. Organisational Apps Calendars and reminders, Creating visualtimetables and sequences Dictation /recording - EverNote, AudioNotePaperPort EduCreations – record audio, add typeor written notes GPS – navigation / independence Camera – video conversations QR Code readers simplify information retrieval MindJet – share maps with PCGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 23
    • 20. Resources and IdeasGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide
    • 21. Resources and IdeasGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 25
    • 22. Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 26
    • 23. Apps - Bloom Taxonomy Community and taggingGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 27
    • 24. Sources and Resources iPads in schools LiveBinders community Will Britton twitter tesconnect - Special Needs @tes_sen ASD Teacher Apps and Autism Autism Speaks list of apps @talkaboutautism Teacherswithapps - SENGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 28
    • 25. Examples and case studies AOC WM iPads Innovate learning Experience iPads in the classroom SeedPod video Apps for Productivity Linkage College Case study– MyChoicePad – (Makaton) – TaptoTalk Tyne Metropolitan Case Study– Proloquo2go - Pocket pound -GarageBandGo to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 29
    • 26. Jisc RSC South 400472Go to View > Header & Footer to edit April 25, 2013 | slide 30