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  1. 1. iPossibilitiesiPods and iPadsIn Special Education© 2011 Kate Ahern<br />1<br />
  2. 2. Some Notes:Apps, their design, their prices and availability change frequently, this list was correct at the time written.This is NOT meant to be an exhaustive list of all apps in any categories, instead it aims to show the variety and selection in each area.When used as part of an individualized education program apps should be chosen and used by experienced educators and therapists.Assistive Technology and Augmentative/Alternative Communication should be chosen only after an evaluation by a qualified professional which uses feature matching and data collection during hands on trials.<br />2<br />
  3. 3. General iDevice Info<br />iPod Touch ranges from 8, 32 or 64 Gigabytes of memory and $229.00 to $399.00<br />iPad ranges from 16 to 64 G and $499.00 to $829.00, it is available with or with out 3G (cell support for internet)<br />For personal use you may install an app on as many devices as you wish, but all the devices must have your account on them<br />You may have multiple accounts on one device<br />A device may only be synced to 1 computer, if you sync to another computer all apps, music, etc will be deleted<br />3<br />
  4. 4. Settings to Know About<br />Be sure to turn off the ability to make in app purchases and the ability to download inappropriate materials under Settings -> restrictions <br />Avoid accidently deleting apps<br />Go to settings<br />Restrictions<br />Enable restrictions<br />Click deleting apps<br />4<br />
  5. 5. Choosing Apps<br />5<br />
  6. 6. English<br />Reading<br />Writing Supports<br />Word Prediction<br />Grammar<br />Spelling<br />Note Taking<br />Literature<br />
  7. 7. Word Prediction<br />Typ-0 app for $4.99 for iPod and $14.99 for iPad<br />word bar with grammatically appropriate suggestions<br />text-to-speech in all aspects with low quality voices<br />full spell check<br />E-mail or copy/paste into other apps<br />PredictAble, $159.99, iPod/iPad<br />Full word prediction<br />Text-to-speech with high quality voices<br />Integrates with social media and email<br />
  8. 8. Speech-to-Text<br />Dragon Dictate, free, ad supported, dictate a short message which is translated to text and can be sent as an e-mail, text or to the clipboard<br />ShoutOUT is free but cost $1.99 for 50 text credits and allows dictating text messages<br />
  9. 9. Writing by Hand<br />Penultimate, $1.99, write by hand in notebooks <br />Write Pad, $9.99, write with full handwriting recognition<br />Ghost Writer, $4.99, a full note taking app with handwriting <br />9<br />
  10. 10. Mind Maps<br />iThoughtsHD $9.99<br />Many other choices: Mind Jet, iMindMap, Thoughts Buzz, Mind Map <br />Be sure to choose one that will meet your needs<br />How can you export the file?<br />Is it easy to use?<br />Can you print it?<br />10<br />
  11. 11. Notetaking<br />Simplenote, free, take notes, tag notes, share notes<br />Evernote, free, create multimedia notebooks and share them – sync to web account<br />Colornote, free, notes and sticky notes in pretty colors<br />Notetaker HD, $5.00, typed or handwritten notes organized in multiple ways<br />Notability, $4.99, multimedia note taking with built in audio recorder<br />11<br />
  12. 12. Spelling<br />ACT Spelling, $2.99, adapted spelling program, limited number of keys on the page, number of keys set by teacher, use the Dolch Sight Word list or your own words <br />Spell Blocks, $1.99, drag and drop letter blocks to spell the named words, 8 levels<br />Bee Spelled, $1.99, save a bee from a doomed fate<br />Miss Spell’s Class, free, allows you to create spelling lists and use words from dictionary.com<br />ESPN Arcade Spelling Bee, $1.99, high speed spelling competition<br />12<br />
  13. 13. Grammar<br />Grammar Game, $.99, for younger students to learn basic grammar skills<br />Grammar Up, $4.99, is better for older students and adults who want to increase their grammar skills, a quiz style game which works on all areas of grammar<br />13<br />
  14. 14. Apps to Improve Reading<br />Reading apps include <br />Reading instruction apps<br />Vocabulary app<br />Interactive books<br />eBooks<br />Audiobooks<br />Some Apps to Consider<br />ABC Pocket Phonics $.99<br />Word Cub $1.99<br />First Letters and Phonics $2.99<br />Vocab Photo $.99<br />Sight Words by Photo Touch, free<br />Mini Mod Reading $2.99<br />GCF Vocabulary Videos Free<br />K-12 Timed Reading Practice $1.99<br />
  15. 15. Interactive Books<br />There are many books in the app store for kids<br />Prices and qualities range and are not always connected<br />Some read aloud, some turn the pages automatically, some require tapping the screen, some require flicking the pages or touching an arrow<br />Good Bets for Interactive Books<br />Tumblebooks to Go<br />StoryBoy<br />VivaBooks<br />Random Books<br />Touchoo<br />15<br />
  16. 16. Recorded Audiobooks<br />The Overdrive App allows books checked out digitally through your local library to be played<br />Audible.com and many other companies offer audiobook apps<br />Audiobooks can also be played through iTunes <br />16<br />
  17. 17. eBooks<br />iBooks through Apple, Google eBooks and Kindle Books all are available on all iDevices<br />Prices range from free to $49.99<br />iBooks and Google Books work with the built in Voiceover feature to allow books to be read aloud<br />Bookshare books can also be converted to ePub and then read aloud<br />Daisy formatted books can be read with the Daisy Worm app<br />Bookshare and Learning Ally both now have apps for those eligible<br />
  18. 18. Literature<br />Shakespeare in Bits, $14.99 Interactive and assistive access to Romeo and Juliet and MacBeth<br />3D Classic Literature Collection, $.99, high quality versions of novels out of copyright with illustrations<br />Schmoop and Cliff Notes both have version of their notes for iPads<br />Literary Analysis Guide, $2.99, aids in understanding how literature is reviewed for a class<br />
  19. 19. Speech and Language Apps<br />Builder Series of apps teaches various language skills<br />Language Builder, $3.99<br />Sentence Builder, $3.99<br />Question Builder, $3.99<br />Halo Talk, $9.99, opposites taught using photos and recoded speech<br />ArtixPix, $29.99 and PhonoPix, $24.99 multiple decks of vocabulary cards to work on articulation or phonology, uses SymbolStix, includes data collection<br />Milo Series of apps offers practice on a variety of speech areas<br />Mayer-Johnson and Super Duper both now have various apps<br />19<br />
  20. 20. Content Area Apps<br />
  21. 21. History and Social Studies Apps<br />World Book Surf the Ages, $4.99<br />World Book This Day in History, free<br />Oregon Trail App, $.99, like you remember it, only better<br />American Presidents 2-in-1, $1.99, information and books<br />World Geography Coloring Book, $.99<br />History Tools, free, A this day in history app<br />National Geographic has a range of apps in a range of prices on many social studies topics<br />21<br />
  22. 22. Math Apps<br />App areas include<br />Number Sense<br />Counting<br />Addition/Subtraction<br />Multiplication/Division<br />Fractions<br />Percents<br />Decimals <br />Money<br />Algebra<br />Geometry<br />22<br />
  23. 23. Mathappmatics<br />Measurement<br />Measurement $.99<br />My First Weighing Exercise $.99<br />Time<br />Telling Time $1.99<br />Learning to Tell Time is Fun $1.99<br />Money<br />Coin Math $1.99<br />A Money Tree $.99<br />Fractions<br />Pizza Fractions $.99<br />Fractions $.99<br />Counting/Number Sense<br />Arithmaroo $1.99<br />Intro to Math by Montessorium $4.99<br />Math Girl Number Garden $1.99<br />Number Sense $1.99<br />Basic Math Facts<br />Cute Math $1.99, Math Magic $1.99<br />Math Drills $1.99, Math Bingo $.99<br />Math Girl Addition House $1.99<br />23<br />
  24. 24. Mathappmatics<br />Advanced Math<br />Wolfram Pre-Calculus Course Assistant, $1.99<br />Wolfram Calculus Course Assistant, $1.99<br />Algebra<br />Algebra Prep Series $3.99 – $7.99<br />Algebra Boot Camp $2.99<br />Algebra Touch $2.99<br />Wolfram Algebra Course Assistant , $1.99<br />HMH Fuse, free<br />Geometry<br />Geometry Facts Flashcards $.99<br />Geometry Stash $1.99<br />24<br />
  25. 25. Calculators<br />Talkulator, free, large buttons, multiple languages<br />Talking Calculator, $.99, scientific calculator<br />Hal the Talking Calculator, free, customize background<br />Graphing Calculator, $1.99, full features<br />KidCalc 7 in 1, $.99, calculator and games, visual supports<br />Kid’s Calc, $1.99, visual supports<br />Convert, $2.99, change from one unit to another<br />25<br />
  26. 26. Science Education Apps<br />Solar Walk and Star Walk, $2.99, use to teach the solar system and constellations<br />Weather Channel Max, free, lots of great weather information<br />Molecules, free, 3D representations of molecules to learn from<br />Virtual Frog Disection, $3.99<br />Periodic Table Plus, $.99, Periodic table and games to teach about it<br />National Geographic, dozens of app on all topics at a range of prices<br />26<br />
  27. 27. Visual Supports<br />27<br />
  28. 28. Photo Reminder Apps<br />Pic List, $.99, multiple checklists that integrate photos and can work with email<br />10 Ideas, $.99, another photo integrated checklist<br />Photo Reminder, $1.99, combine a photo with a countdown<br />PhotoMind, $1.99, match photos to reminders which will alert you and even email you<br />Day Leaf, $1.99, photo checklists<br />28<br />
  29. 29. iCommunicate<br />$19.99<br />Full set of SymbolStix communication symbols as well as some photos and clip art and the ability to use your own photos<br />Associate images with speech<br />Create visual schedules called storyboards<br />Use their photos and recorded speech or add your own<br />This app has shown dedication to improving and upgrading<br />29<br />
  30. 30. Visual Timers<br />TimeTimer, $4.99, visual countdown, has reward tone, also a clock<br />ASD Timer, $2.99, visual countdown timer<br />iHour Glass (free), an hour glass<br />Traffic Light $.99, red, yellow, green lights as signals to time passing<br />30<br />
  31. 31. Data Collection and Rewards<br />31<br />
  32. 32. Behavior Tracker Pro<br />$29.99<br />Take frequency and duration, ABC and/or high frequency data<br />Ability to add, remove or edit content<br />Track multiple students and behaviors<br />Built in data analysis<br />Sync with Behavior Tracker software or use alone <br />32<br />
  33. 33. Percentally<br />$2.99<br />Track multiple students and multiple goals<br />Tally total responses or correct versus incorrect<br />Automatically tabulates percentages<br />Email data file to yourself or others<br />33<br />
  34. 34. Reward Apps<br />A number of apps are designed to track rewards for one or multiple behaviors in one or more children<br />Vary in price and quality <br />Some good ones include Star Rewards for $.99, I Earned That for $1.99, iReward for $.99<br />34<br />
  35. 35. Life and Essential Skills Apps<br />
  36. 36. Grocery Store Apps<br />Photo Grocery List, $.99, create grocery lists using your own photos<br />Need Food, $2.99, full grocery store app with images<br />Grocery Gadget, $3.99, full shopping list app with all sorts of features including photos<br />36<br />
  37. 37. Cooking Apps<br />How to Cook Everything, $4.99/$9.99, cooking instruction with great photos<br />The Photo Cookbook, $4.99, come in quick and easy cooking or baking purchase more recipes in app<br />Cooking for Beginners, $.99, video lessons to teach cooking<br />Cooking Mama, $6.99, and Cooking Star, $2.99 are role play cooking games that could be used by teachers to introduce concepts<br />37<br />
  38. 38. Everyday Skills and Living Safely <br />$49.99 and $34.99<br />By Ablelink and Attainment Company<br />Everyday Skills addresses 40 life skills for home and community through self-directed lessons<br />Living Safely addresses safety issues at home and in the community<br />Aimed at those with moderate disabilities<br />
  39. 39. Life SkillsConover Company<br />Forty-two Apps for Special Needs<br />Range in Price from free to $.99<br />Apps focus on functional academics and life skills, including social and vocational skills<br />Note: you must log in to apps (www.conovercompany.com for information)<br />39<br />
  40. 40. Story and Social Narrative Apps<br />Model Me Going Places, free, six stories each about going to a community location<br />Social Skills by MDR, $6.99, six social stories about common social skills like turn taking and task avoidance presented on two levels<br />
  41. 41. Story and Social Narrative Creation Apps<br />Pictello, $14.99, create and edit stories with photos, audio, text to speech and more<br />Stories2Learn, $13.99, create and edit stories with audio and photos<br />Story Kit and Story Robe,both free, combine your photos and recorded audio to create and edit your own books<br />
  42. 42. Organizers, Calendars and Reminders<br />Toodledo, $2.99, syncs with web based program to allow teachers and parents to modify and supervisor reminders<br />My Homework, free, is an interactive homework notebook and calendar<br />iStudiez Pro, $1.99, coordinate your assignments and classes<br />
  43. 43. Teacher Apps<br />PDFs, including Unique Curriculum, can be accessed via iBooks or Stanza, both free apps<br />Apps for to-do lists, scheduling, note taking and organization<br />Apps for attendance and classroom management<br />Idea apps to help find websites, crafts or other classroom content<br />43<br />
  44. 44. SpEd Teacher Apps<br />IEP Checklist, Free, paperwork for multiple students<br />EduTecher, free, recommends websites, videos and software, includes SpEd section<br />44<br />
  45. 45. Assistive Tech Accessories Extra Rugged Cases<br />OtterBox Defender– top of the line ultra protective case with built in easel runs to about $50<br />Trident-Kraken Case – hard plastic and silicon about $40<br />Hard Candy Squish Skin – air pockets protect against knocks $17<br />45<br />
  46. 46. Where to Find Out More<br />Moms with Apps Blog (Free Apps Fridays)<br />iEAR website<br />www.iappsforteachers.com (curriculum area apps)<br />http://teachwithyouripad.wikispaces.com/<br />www.snapps4kids.com/ (apps for special education)<br />www.a4cwsn.com<br />www.commonsensemedia.org<br />http://www.apple.com/education<br />Also find out more about apps with Google and Search Youtube to see them in action!<br />46<br />

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