<ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>to the iPad  </li></ul><ul><li>in Special Education </li></ul>
Greg O’Connor Education Services Manager, Spectronics
iPad
<ul><li>425,000 Apps available </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 iPad Apps </li></ul><ul><li>30% are free </li></ul><ul><li>15 Bil...
“ Every new literacy changes the way we think about the world. The alphabet did this to oral cultures. Cheap books did it ...
Introduction to the iPad <ul><li>The iPad </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>The Classroom </li></ul>
iPad Resources www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/apple
 
The iPad
 
 
 
 
 
Accessibility <ul><li>Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Pointers, keyboards & keygurads  </li></ul><ul><li>App embedded assistive...
Switch Access Switch Box  by Therapy Box Blue2 Bluetooth Switch By AbleNet
S tudent  E nvironment T asks T ools www.joyzabala.com
The Classroom
Management Bretford PowerSync Cart for iPad By Apple
Accessories
Accessories
Teaching and Learning
Assistive Technology <ul><li>Communication / AAC </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Supports </li></ul>
Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement Substitution Technology acts as direct tool subs...
Critical Decisions <ul><li>Setting Options </li></ul><ul><li>Content management & editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Data Tra...
Curriculum <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Arts </li></ul>
<ul><li>Thanks </li></ul>
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  • If you want to put the number of downloads into perspective, think about this. Apple announced the 10 billionth download back in January. In the past 5 months, Apple has seen over 5 billion apps downloaded from its App Store . That’s half of the downloads from the entire 2 and a half years that the App Store had been open. Today’s release did not give any details on the split between free and paid apps, but it did say that Apple has paid developers more than $2.5 billion over the past 3 years. This would suggest that developers earned about $.16 per download.
  • In education, three key technology-related shifts are underway that shows this to be an idea whose time has finally come. The first involves shifting computers from school tech labs to classrooms and from classrooms to pupils’ backpacks. The second replaces books and print-based analogues with online curricula and digital content. The third removes one-size-fits all, teacher-at-front-of-the room instructional approaches in favour of personalised lessons, assessments, and instructional modalities.&amp;quot; Global education strategist Dr Mark Westo
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  • Introduction to the iPad in Special Education

    1. 1. <ul><li>Introduction </li></ul><ul><li>to the iPad </li></ul><ul><li>in Special Education </li></ul>
    2. 2. Greg O’Connor Education Services Manager, Spectronics
    3. 3. iPad
    4. 4. <ul><li>425,000 Apps available </li></ul><ul><li>100,000 iPad Apps </li></ul><ul><li>30% are free </li></ul><ul><li>15 Billion Downloads </li></ul><ul><li>200 million iOS users in 90 countries </li></ul>
    5. 5. “ Every new literacy changes the way we think about the world. The alphabet did this to oral cultures. Cheap books did it after Gutenberg. Mobile, interactive multimedia technologies are doing it in our time. As educators are we up to the challenge?” Pat Clifford, Galileo Educational Network
    6. 6. Introduction to the iPad <ul><li>The iPad </li></ul><ul><li>Accessibility </li></ul><ul><li>The Classroom </li></ul>
    7. 7. iPad Resources www.spectronicsinoz.com/blog/apple
    8. 9. The iPad
    9. 15. Accessibility <ul><li>Settings </li></ul><ul><li>Pointers, keyboards & keygurads </li></ul><ul><li>App embedded assistive technology </li></ul><ul><li>Switch access </li></ul><ul><li>Assessment </li></ul>
    10. 16. Switch Access Switch Box by Therapy Box Blue2 Bluetooth Switch By AbleNet
    11. 17. S tudent E nvironment T asks T ools www.joyzabala.com
    12. 18. The Classroom
    13. 19. Management Bretford PowerSync Cart for iPad By Apple
    14. 20. Accessories
    15. 21. Accessories
    16. 22. Teaching and Learning
    17. 23. Assistive Technology <ul><li>Communication / AAC </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Supports </li></ul>
    18. 24. Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functional improvement Substitution Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functional improvement Augmentation Technology allows for significant task redesign Modification Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previously inconceivable Redefinition
    19. 25. Critical Decisions <ul><li>Setting Options </li></ul><ul><li>Content management & editing tools </li></ul><ul><li>Data Tracking </li></ul><ul><li>Sources for quality app reviews </li></ul>
    20. 26. Curriculum <ul><li>Reading </li></ul><ul><li>Writing </li></ul><ul><li>Numeracy </li></ul><ul><li>Creative Arts </li></ul>
    21. 27. <ul><li>Thanks </li></ul>

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