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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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