Are you familiar with Paul Hamilton’s Free Resources from the Net for Every Learner ?
If you are not it’s time to become acquainted with his wonderful Edublog of resources!
His February 21 post entitled “10 Apps for Learners Who Struggle with Reading/Writing ” provides numerous great app recommendations for special needs students. Many of them are familiar but some new ones are shared by Paul Hamilton in this posting. I highly recommend checking this post out for reading, writing and math. One of the apps TextGrabber, turns hard copy to readable text using the iPhone camera. It is one I have acquired but not yet fully explored. I have been working with a similar app, Prizmo which capitalizes on the iPhone camera to gather and process (scan) text to be read aloud. It will be interested to see how TextGrabber compares.
With the new iPad making its debut with a more powerful camera, use of such apps will become more possible using the iPad and iPhone, I presume! More access methods to text for students that struggle!
Paul Hamilton’s Edublog shares wonderful resources on educational tools for all learners. This article on 10 Apps provides great suggestions of apps appropriate to students with learning disabilities!
Do you or will you have any of these apps in your OT iTool Kit?