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  • 1. iPossibilities iPods and iPads In Special Education part two
  • 2. Cause and Effect Apps <ul><li>Apps that can basically work as cause and effect activity are plentiful </li></ul><ul><li>SpongeBob Lite is free and reacts to being touched </li></ul><ul><li>Shrek Roar is free and reacts by roaring when the bottom of the screen is tapped </li></ul><ul><li>Puppet Blue is free and reacts to vocalizations </li></ul><ul><li>Dozens of free and low cost apps react to touch, tap, shake or tickle </li></ul>
  • 3. Look Baby <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Four different activities </li></ul><ul><li>3/4 age acceptable for older kids </li></ul><ul><li>All activities are cause and effect by touching or shaking </li></ul>
  • 4. Baby Shapes <ul><li>$.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Black, red and white to stimulate visual development </li></ul><ul><li>Touch anywhere cause and effect action </li></ul>
  • 5. Musical Instrument Apps <ul><li>These apps are activated by touching, tapping or shaking the device, thus can act as cause and effect apps </li></ul><ul><li>Many free and low cost apps exist from drums and maracas to pianos and xylophones </li></ul>
  • 6. Cat in a Rainbow <ul><li>$.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Cause and effect response to dragging the flower across the rainbow </li></ul><ul><li>Teaches dragging items </li></ul><ul><li>Fun, clear pictures and great sounds </li></ul>
  • 7. Picture Pusher <ul><li>$.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Teach selecting and dragging an item </li></ul><ul><li>Import your own symbols or photographs </li></ul><ul><li>Choose where the box is on the screen </li></ul><ul><li>Comes with two pre-programmed picture sets </li></ul><ul><li>Teacher can facilitate to work on any of a number of concepts </li></ul>
  • 8. Dice <ul><li>$.99 </li></ul><ul><li>One to six dice </li></ul><ul><li>Slide finger or shake to roll </li></ul><ul><li>Tap dice to hold </li></ul>
  • 9. Life and Essential Skills Apps <ul><li>Small but growing number of apps to teach essential skills </li></ul><ul><li>Focus has been on users with Autism but has been expanding to those with other developmental issues or cognitive impairment </li></ul>
  • 10. ABA Apps from Kindergarten.com <ul><li>Prices range from free to $2.99 </li></ul><ul><li>A wide variety of simple apps each focusing on discrete trials of specific skills </li></ul><ul><li>Use large, colorful photographs </li></ul>
  • 11. Conover Company <ul><li>Forty-two Apps for Special Needs </li></ul><ul><li>Range in Price from free to $.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Apps focus on functional academics and life skills, including social and vocational skills </li></ul><ul><li>Note: you must log in to apps (www.conovercompany.com for information) </li></ul>
  • 12. Everyday Skills and Living Safely <ul><li>$49.99 and $34.99 </li></ul><ul><li>By Ablelink and Attainment Company </li></ul><ul><li>Everyday Skills addresses 40 life skills for home and community through self-directed lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Living Safely addresses safety issues at home and in the community </li></ul><ul><li>Aimed at those with moderate disabilities </li></ul>
  • 13. Math Apps <ul><li>Many apps are available for counting, sequencing, patterns, coins, time and shapes </li></ul><ul><li>Remember even if a student cannot access the iPad or iPod a communication partner can enter answers and take direction from the student </li></ul>
  • 14. Talkulator <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Talking calculator </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple languages </li></ul><ul><li>Large buttons </li></ul>
  • 15. Reading Apps <ul><li>Many apps are in the app store for letters, phonics, sight words and reading </li></ul><ul><li>Google or You Tube apps to see what people are saying about them </li></ul><ul><li>Allow students who cannot use the iPad/iPod independently to use the device through alternate means either special pointers or by directing an adult or peer </li></ul>
  • 16. Audiobooks <ul><li>The Overdrive App allows books checked out digitally through your local library to be played </li></ul><ul><li>Audible.com and many other companies offer audiobook apps </li></ul><ul><li>Audiobooks can also be played through iTunes </li></ul>
  • 17. Interactive Books <ul><li>There are many books in the app store for kids </li></ul><ul><li>Prices and qualities range and are not always connected </li></ul><ul><li>Some read aloud, some turn the pages automatically, some require tapping the screen, some require flicking the pages or touching an arrow </li></ul><ul><li>iStoryTime, Tumblebooks and Storyboy tend to make good books </li></ul>
  • 18. Language Arts Apps <ul><li>All levels of reading and pre-reading </li></ul><ul><li>All levels of spelling </li></ul><ul><li>All levels of vocabulary development </li></ul><ul><li>All levels of composition </li></ul>
  • 19. HaloTalk <ul><li>$9.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Sets of opposing concepts </li></ul><ul><li>Uses photographs and recorded speech </li></ul><ul><li>Add your own photos and speech </li></ul><ul><li>Could be used for choice making or first, next cueing with some programming </li></ul>
  • 20. ACT Spelling <ul><li>$2.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Adapted spelling program </li></ul><ul><li>Limited number of keys on the page </li></ul><ul><li>Number of keys set by teacher </li></ul><ul><li>Use the Dolch Sight Word list or your own words </li></ul><ul><li>Low quality text-to-speech voice </li></ul><ul><li>Built in animations and sound effects for rewards </li></ul>
  • 21. Spell Blocks <ul><li>$1.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Drag and drop letter blocks to spell the named word </li></ul><ul><li>Six levels of sight words </li></ul><ul><li>Options to add extra letters and move automatically to next word </li></ul>
  • 22. eBooks <ul><li>iBooks through Apple, Google eBooks and Kindle Books all are available on all iDevices </li></ul><ul><li>Prices range from free to $49.99 </li></ul><ul><li>iBooks and Google Books work with the built in Voiceover feature to allow books to be read aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Bookshare books can also be converted to ePub and then read aloud </li></ul><ul><li>Daisy formatted books can be read with the Daisy Worm app </li></ul>
  • 23. Writing Apps <ul><li>Word prediction apps allow users to see (and sometimes hear) a list of words that fit their sentence </li></ul><ul><li>Speech-to-Text allows users to speak and have their speech transposed into writing </li></ul>
  • 24. Typ-O <ul><li>Word Prediction is available through the Typ-0 app for $1.99 </li></ul><ul><li>Offers a word bar with grammatically appropriate suggestions </li></ul><ul><li>Predicted words and all written text can be heard through text-to-speech </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a full spell check with text-to-speech </li></ul>
  • 25. Speech-to-Text <ul><li>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 </li></ul><ul><li>ShoutOUT is free but cost $1.99 for 50 text credits and allows dictating text messages </li></ul>
  • 26. Art Apps <ul><li>Glow Draw apps are great for low vision </li></ul><ul><li>Splatter paint apps like Meritum and Pollock are fun cause and effect activities </li></ul><ul><li>Drawing apps like Doodle Pad and other can be good for fine motor skills </li></ul><ul><li>Coloring book apps abound in the app store </li></ul><ul><li>Colorforms style apps can be great communication and choice making activities </li></ul>
  • 27. Switch Access to Apps <ul><li>RJ Cooper offers a Bluetooth based switch interface for iDevices for $99.00 </li></ul><ul><li>AirTurn is also coming out with a switch interface which will be for there sheet music app, but may be customizable </li></ul><ul><li>Many Augmentative Alternative Communication Apps are leading the way in offering switch access </li></ul><ul><li>Hopefully interactive books and other apps will follow </li></ul>
  • 28. Switch Access to Music <ul><li>Several companies offer adapted remotes for music control on the iPod/iPhone and iPad </li></ul><ul><li>RJ Cooper offers a $119 large button remote which allows external switches </li></ul><ul><li>SpaceKraft offers a similar device in the UK, but will work with you to import </li></ul><ul><li>Enabling Devices resells the iScan device with offers scanning switch access to music for $289.95 </li></ul>
  • 29. Teacher Apps <ul><li>PDFs, including Unique Curriculum, can be accessed via iBooks or Stanza, both free apps </li></ul><ul><li>Apps for to-do lists, scheduling, note taking and organization </li></ul><ul><li>Apps for attendance and classroom management </li></ul><ul><li>Idea apps to help find websites, crafts or other classroom content </li></ul>
  • 30. Mind Maps <ul><li>Many choices: Mind Jet, iMindMap, Thoughts Buzz, Mind Map </li></ul><ul><li>Easy mind mapping app </li></ul><ul><li>Use to design theme units and more </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple color schemes </li></ul>
  • 31. EduTecher <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Makes recommendations of websites, educational videos and software for education </li></ul><ul><li>Includes a comprehensive special education section </li></ul>
  • 32. PAR App <ul><li>Currently Free </li></ul><ul><li>Apps designed to aid in assessment </li></ul><ul><li>Normal curve, conversion chart, age calculator, mental age, stop watch and compliancy calculator </li></ul>
  • 33. IEP Checklist <ul><li>Free </li></ul><ul><li>Allows tracking of paperwork for multiple students </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used to make sure all sections of the IEP have been completed </li></ul>

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