Tag Archives: iPad accessories

Type Fun Lite -Another iPad Keyboarding app

Thank you to Bonnie Shams, OTR for her comment about Type Fun app, a keyboarding game app for the iPad and iPhone. Available in a lite and full version (.99) with more words provided in the full version. Practice levels for beginning … Continue reading

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iPad 2 & 3 Cases for Professionals

There are sturdy cases, kids cases but what about cases for professional use? Here are a few cases that recieved good reviews for professionals looking for lightweight, low scale, affordable protection for their iPad with out a keyboard. Keyboards typically add … Continue reading

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Is printing from your iPad at work a source of frustration???

Can you relate to this video? (I can, hugely at school! Watch this it will make you laugh! ) Although our school system is making welcome changes to allow print capabilities this fall, printing and solid wi-fi connectivity can be source of frustration … Continue reading

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Keyboarding Practice on Your iPad or Android – Apps and Other Equipment

Considering the need to practice keyboarding on your iPad or Android Tablet? Following an earlier comment asking about the possibilities of iPad keyboarding practice apps and considering the needs of a student who will be producing word processing  on his iPad during his school … Continue reading

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iPad 3 Cases for Little Hands

My search for new iPad 3 cases found a number of bounce-able ones suited to toddlers and preschool children. In the post  “How to Choose an iPad Cover”, another factor suggested to consider is the content of the material of the case. Is … Continue reading

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More Stylus Suggestions for Special Needs ….

Responses from experienced readers provided some more great stylus suggestions: Cosmonaut Stylus Leann T. commented that she loves the Cosmonaut: Wide-Grip Stylus for Capacitive Touch Screens.  Here are images of the Cosmonaut:  Information from websites indicates the Cosmonaut is made to feel like … Continue reading

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“Text Neck” Syndrome and Mobile Device Use – Basic Ergonomic Tips #2

What is “Text Neck” Syndrome?  Do you frequently use a handheld mobile device (smart phone, iPad, Android tablet) for emails/texting/Internet searching/gaming? Do you have symptoms of tightness across your shoulders, chronic head aches or soreness in your neck? A syndrome called “Text Neck” coined … Continue reading

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Ergonomics and iPad Use #1

As iPad use expands for students and staff the need for accessories and equipment to support their use emerge. One of the areas needing rethinking with their expanded use is positioning and equipment to make them more efficient and safely used. Ergonomics needs to be considered with the … Continue reading

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Differentiation in the Classroom – Using an iPod Touch with Voice Recording Apps

Presenting information individually in front of the class is often a requirement of class assignments for elementary through high school students. Some of our special needs students struggle with this task, whether due to difficulty with reading, recalling, speech challenges or extreme shyness … Continue reading

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OT iTool Kit Tip and Trick #5 – Reducing Accidental Hits on the iPad

As easy as it is to activate a capacitative touch screen sometimes that ease can make it difficult, causing accidental hits or activation for individuals or students who have difficulty with finger isolation.  Causing additional hits and activation can be frustrating, … Continue reading

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