Universal Tech 4 Learning

iPad Series

iPad Series: iAccess/iRead/iWrite/iVideo

Contact cindynankee@gmail.com to schedule one or all of these sessions for a full or half day workshop or webinar. Scroll down for workshop materials.

iAccess: Focus on Switch Accessibility for the iPad

The iPad is a highly engaging and versatile tool and research indicates that iPads play a statistically significant role in increased student achievement in the area of literacy. Now persons with significant physical access issues may also benefit from the versatility of the iPad for learning, communication leisure and more. This session would be beneficial to all therapist, educators and assistive technology professionals looking to improve their skills with the iPad and especially those working with physical disabilities, sensory deficits, attention deficits, accessibility challenges with reading and writing and students on the autism spectrum. First, you will learn about the accessibility options built into the iPad iOS. mounting options for accessibility and switch use for accessibility. This session will review apps and implementation strategies from cause and effect to written composition, scheduling and communication, talking interactive books to textbooks, exercise programming to video modeling. There will be demonstrations, case examples, videos and hands on activities. Please bring your iPads for hands on learning. Additional online resources will be provided for continued self-study.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to identify:

  1. iOS interaction accessibility features
  2. 3 bluetooth switch interfaces
  3. 3 switch accessible apps
  4. accessible mounting systems

Handouts

iAccess Handout

MobileTechFeatureMatchChart

iDeviceDecisionMakingGuide

Switch Data Colection

iPad-Accessibility-Products

Switch Accessible apps

iAccess_ppt_handout

Prezi presentation link

 

 

 

iPad Accessibility

iAccess Training Videos

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iRead: Reading Accessibility Using The iPad

This session will address reading accessibility for the struggling readers using the iPad. Research indicates that iPads play a statistically significant role in increased student achievement in the area of literacy. Participants will learn about iPads built in accessibility features, eBook readers and their accessibility features, accessing Bookshare for digital textbooks and epub reader apps you need for theses specialized formats. This session will also review other alternate supportive reading apps with examples for PK-12. Bring your iPad for hands on learning. Additional online resources will be provided for continued self-study.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to identify:

  1. resources to obtain Accessible Instructional Materials
  2. Resources and registration process for Bookshare.org
  3. Accessibility features of the ipad iOS
  4. 3 ebook readers
  5. 3 apps for alternative talking interactive books, phonics and fluency

iRead Handouts

iRead Training Videos

 

 

iWrite: Writing Supports Using The iPad

From letter formation to composition, this session will address writing supports for the struggling writer using the iPad. Research indicates that iPads play a statistically significant role in increased student achievement in the area of literacy. The agenda will include accessibility features built into the iOS operating system, supportive and alternative apps for pre-writing, apps for idea generation, apps for editing with text to speech and word prediction features and solutions for completing worksheets digitally. Bring your iPad for hands on learning. Additional online resources will be provided for continued self-study.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to identify:

  1. Strategies for successful implementation of writing using iPad apps.
  2. Resources for staying current and informed about new apps for writing.
  3.  2 apps for completing worksheets and workbook pages.
  4.  2 apps for text to speech and word prediction apps

iWrite Handouts

 

iWrite Training Videos

 

 

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iVideo : Video Self Modeling

Video modeling is an evidence based practice used to teach social skills, communication, cognitive/academic skills, self care routines and vocational skills. Therapist and educators are using video self modeling in the clinic, classroom, work setting, home and community. This session will share information, resources and research on video self modeling, case examples and strategies for successful implementation. Using iMovies and Picture Scheduler apps you will learn how to capture video, edit video, share and organize your videos. The success and maintenance of goals attained using video self modeling will make this your number one tool in your toolkit. Bring your iPad for hands on experience. Additional online resources will be provided for continued self-learning.

Learning Objectives:

As a result of this presentation, participants will be able to identify:

  1. Video self modeling.
  2. Resources for evidence based research and case examples of video self modeling.
  3. How to capture and edit video using iMovies
  4. Implementation strategies for video self modeling
  5. Resources for commercial apps for video modeling

 

Video Tutorials

Handouts

Research- Effects of iPad on Learning

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  • Unlocking Literacy with iPads: A teacher research project by Jim Harmon, Euclid City Schools, Ohio.  Data from both standardized / benchmark assessments and student’ self reporting indicates that iPads played a statistically significant role in increassed student achievement in the area of literacy.  unlocking_literacy_ipad 

Links

  • Spectronics Blog
  • http://tinyurl.com/af4q5r4 This link will take you to the UniversalTech4Learning YouTube playlist, where I have saved video tutorials on a variety of topics.
  • https://sites.google.com/a/gwaea.org/gwaea-ipad-pd/workshops
  • Jane Farrel switch accessible apps http://www.janefarrall.com/html/resources/Switch%20Accessible%20Apps%20for%20iPad.pdf
  • Ablenet University – free webinars http://ablenetinc.com/professional-development
  • Edtechteacher has a comprehensive listing of apps organized by task http://tinyurl.com/cxo7uak