Successfully using iPads for Communication and Literacy

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Successfully using iPads for Communication and Literacy

  1. 1. Successfully using iPads forCommunication and LiteracyMamre AssociationSunday 21st April, 2013
  2. 2. Amanda HartmannSpeech PathologistInclusive Technology ConsultantSpectronicsInclusive Learning Technologies
  3. 3. iPad Basics 101Out of the Box Tips forSuccessful Implementation
  4. 4. iOS ecosystems• iTunes - music, videos, movies• App store - apps• iBooks - books- PDFs• iTunes U - university course work• Podcasts - audio, radio
  5. 5. DiscoverabilityWebsitesAppsApp Store
  6. 6. What makes a good app?What do you look for?
  7. 7. Decision Making ProcessWhat makes a good app?FREE orLITE versionsCustomisation PhotosIntuitiveSupportPublishingfeaturesSaving & ReportingVoicesAccessibilityMultipurpose
  8. 8. Websites / online• Spectronics Blog and app lists.http://www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/apple/• APPITIC.http://appitic.com/• Appy Mall.http://www.appymall.com/
  9. 9. spectronics.com.au/onlineSubscription
  10. 10. Apps for Special Education ListBy the Spectronics Consultancy Team
  11. 11. Apps for Literacy Support ListBy the Spectronics Consultancy Team
  12. 12. Apps for AACBy the Spectronics Consultancy Team
  13. 13. facebook.com/Spectronicstwitter.com/SpectronicsSpectronics.com.au/Blog
  14. 14. Apps that find appsKindertown Appstar picksAutism AppsDiscovr Apps AppStart i.AM Search
  15. 15. In the App store - Top Charts
  16. 16. In the App Store - Education Categories
  17. 17. In the App store - Genius
  18. 18. iPad Basics• Hold and jiggle• Put into folders• Rename folders• Delete apps• Lock onto bottom dockAPP ICONS
  19. 19. iPad Basics• Enable restrictions within SETTINGS - General• Turn on and off- Installing Apps, Deleting Apps,Safari, Camera, In-App purchasing, passwordrequest etc.RESTRICTIONS
  20. 20. iPad BasicsMULTI-TASKING GESTURES• Five finger pinch to close• Four finger swipe up to multi-tasking dock• Four finger swipes left and right between apps• Turn OFF in SETTINGS-General
  21. 21. iPad BasicsMULTI-TASKING DOCK• Four finger swipe up to multi-tasking dock• OR double click HOME button• Swipe left or right• Forced close with red dash
  22. 22. iPad BasicsACCESSIBILITY• Vision/hearing• Speak selection• Physical and Motor• Guided access
  23. 23. iPad BasicsFILE SHARING• APP: DropBox• Email• Sharing options within apps• iTunes: App panel- file sharing
  24. 24. iPad BasicsEXTRA TIPS• Screen Capture• Make direct links to favourite websites• Spotlight search for apps on iPad• Side switch
  25. 25. Communication
  26. 26. Alternative and augmentativecommunication (AAC)Augmentative communication is the use ofmaterials or techniques that supplementexisting verbal abilities.Alternative communication is communicationmethods used by a person without any verbalability.       (Vanderheiden and Yoder, 1986)
  27. 27. Periodic table of AACKate Ahernhttp://teachinglearnerswithmultipleneeds.blogspot.com.au/
  28. 28. What?Signing, symbols, iPad, computers, communication devices
  29. 29. When?No age prerequisiteAs speech is developingTo support speech that is hard to understandWhen no speech has developed
  30. 30. Where?Everywhere. Anywhere.
  31. 31. Who?Everyone. Anyone.
  32. 32. Before you do anything....ConsultTrialInvest time and money
  33. 33. PROSAAC on iPadsMultifunctionalMotivatingAffordableInformationPortable"Normal"
  34. 34. CONSAAC on iPadsVolumeDurabilityAccessibilityNot dedicatedSupport and trainingDiscoverability
  35. 35. Apps for AAC ListMaintained by Jane Farrallhttp://www.spectronics.com.au/iphoneipad-apps-for-aac
  36. 36. Top AAC featuresSymbols usedSpeech/ voice optionsCustomisationBacking up and sharingAccessibilityPreprogrammed vocab
  37. 37. VOCABULARY
  38. 38. Interactive vocabulary
  39. 39. Core vocabulary
  40. 40. Choosing vocabulary• Frequently used• Motivating• Purposeful• Meaningful• RelevantPersonalised
  41. 41. Vocab for today...Planning for tomorrow.....
  42. 42. Some ideas• Choices• Favourites: games, TV shows, music, movies, food, places,people, outings etc.• Timetables/ schedules• Problem solving- feelings, somethings wrong, I need help, etc• Vocabulary for different environments, eg. School, home,respite, grandparents,etc.• Social messages• Quick chat/ key words
  43. 43. Types of messages• Single words• Modelling of joining together to build longermessages• Quick phrase based messages• Preplan and save common messages
  44. 44. EngagingInteractiveFunMotivatingPurposeful
  45. 45. Create reasons tocommunicateCreate opportunities tocommunicate
  46. 46. Apps for AACProloquo2goTouch ChatSonoflexSounding boardSpeech heroAvazSymbol based
  47. 47. Apps for AACVerballyPredictableClaroCom ProText-based
  48. 48. Apps for AACSnappy ChatFat Cat Chat RepairPictelloBook creatorSocial communication
  49. 49. Tips for success..Specificvocabularyselection anddesignModelling
  50. 50. CommunicativeCompetenceBy Janice LightLinguistic competenceOperational competenceStrategic competenceSocial competence
  51. 51. ConsistencyPersistence
  52. 52. MultimodalcommunicationModel and use
  53. 53. Low techPicture exchangeAided Language boards
  54. 54. Signing
  55. 55. Communication Devices
  56. 56. Praactical AACwebsitehttp://praacticalaac.org/
  57. 57. Literacy
  58. 58. Literacy for allPresume competence
  59. 59. The Four Blockshttp://bit.ly/94U5bi
  60. 60. Self selected reading
  61. 61. KidztoryCollins BIG CAT booksGrasshopper BooksDon’t let the pigeon run this app!Guided reading
  62. 62. WritingClicker DocsClicker Sentences
  63. 63. Working with wordsFirstwords deluxeMontesorri crosswordsWord wizardOz phonicsSimplex spelling*
  64. 64. Other literacysupport tools
  65. 65. QR codes
  66. 66. Simple Wikipedia
  67. 67. Creation Tools
  68. 68. CreateStuff
  69. 69. Stuff like...• Books/stories• Recounts• Chat books• Personal histories• Recipes• Schedules• Social stories• Timetables• Reward charts• Movies• Video modelling• Journals• Personal dictionaries• Job charts
  70. 70. STUDENT AS THEAUTHORSimple interfaces thatstudents can use.
  71. 71. Publish their work• Share via email or Dropbox?• Photos, images and videos saved to thecamera roll?• Export as a PDF file?• Export and share as an ePub?
  72. 72. Creation Apps• Creative book builder• Book Creator• Puppet pals• PixnTell• iMovies• Explain everything• Toontastic• Draw and Tell• Strip designer• Mad Libs• Sock puppets
  73. 73. Visual Tools
  74. 74. BenefitsRoutinesTransitionsExpectationsClear stepsOn taskConsistent language
  75. 75. Visual toolsVisual Schedule PlannerChoiceworksStoryRobeCustom BoardsVisual routineWeek plannerKids calendar
  76. 76. BehaviouriEarnedThatToken BoardsTime timerSharing timerCalm counter
  77. 77. Social Storieswww.thegraycentre.org
  78. 78. Teach a required social skill
  79. 79. Prepare someone for newevents and experiences
  80. 80. Teach a positive behaviour
  81. 81. Teach a new skill
  82. 82. Social storiesPictelloBook CreatorCreative Book BuilderPuppet PalsiMovieStrip DesignerPixnTell
  83. 83. Questions?
  84. 84. Apps for Special Education ListBy the Spectronics Consultancy Team
  85. 85. Apps for Literacy Support ListBy the Spectronics Consultancy Team
  86. 86. Apps for AAC ListMaintained by Jane Farrall
  87. 87. Key take home messages.....
  88. 88. Give it a go! Start. Go. Begin.
  89. 89. Be consistent. Regular and reliable.
  90. 90. Be flexible. Be ready to change and evolve.
  91. 91. Be persistent. Dont give up too soon!
  92. 92. Keep data. What works and what doesnt.
  93. 93. Be fun and engaging! Hook those students in!
  94. 94. spectronics.com.au/onlineSubscription
  95. 95. Join the Spectronics team for four full-on days of immersion in theworld of technologies to support diverse learners!
  96. 96. facebook.com/Spectronicstwitter.com/SpectronicsSpectronics.com.au/Blog
  97. 97. Amanda HartmannSpeech PathologistInclusive Technology Consultantamandah@spectronics.com.au

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