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iPad Apps to Support Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing

Product code: EVTIPIPAD12
Topics: Learning spaces, Professional learning, Technology infrastucture, Tools, Computational thinking, Mobile Learning, Gaming, Online Learning, Flipped learning, Curriculum, BYOD, 1-to-1
Length: approximately 60 minutes
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$99.00 Nonmember price

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This presentation will explore a set of iPad apps that can be used by learners of all ages to overcome barriers to reading and writing. Some of the accessibility features built into iOS 5 will also be covered. Research has established that each individual learns uniquely, so these tools can be used to great effect with a wide range of learners, not just those identified with specific “learning disabilities”. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) will serve as the pedagogical framework for the presentation. Almost all of the apps to be shared are either free or inexpensive. In addition to apps that offer effective text-to-speech and multiple options for text-input, the presentation will explore multimedia apps that give learners alternative ways of showing what they know. Some of the apps to be presented were shared by the presenter in a Feb. 21, 2012 blog post,10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading and/or Writing.

Authors/Contributors:
  • Name: Paul Hamilton
  • Bio: Paul earned his teaching certificate at the University of British Columbia and an M.Ed. at the University of Victoria (BC). He worked as a classroom teacher for 15 years, mainly at the primary and intermediate levels, but with experience from K to 12. For 9 years, Paul worked as special needs itinerant resource teacher. Since 2003, he has worked as an assistive technology consultant with SET-BC, supporting K-12 students in 5 school districts on Vancouver Island. Paul is a passionate proponent of Universal Design for Learning (UDL). His blog is Free Resources from the Net for Every Learner. Paul also maintains a two public wikis where he shares UDL resources UDL4ALL, and CTG10.PBWorks.com.
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