Tag Archives: special education

I Forgot to Remember…

I had the opportunity to journey and present at the 2014 AT Across the Lifespan Conference, in Wisconsin Dells this past week. As an ATR staff member , I presented on the topic, “I Forgot to Remember…” ,  providing an basic overview of low to … Continue reading

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Brain Break Resources for the Classroom and in Therapy

Brain Breaks Research on the benefits of exercise on learning have long been established (Jensen, 2003; Medina, 2008). Brain breaks are just one form of those used in classrooms. Brain breaks have implications for students with special needs such as … Continue reading

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Visual Perceptual Apps for Preschool and Primary Students

The iPad is a great tool for providing supplementary visual perceptual and visual motor therapy or home programming activities. Features of the iPad can allow verbal feedback on performance, language reinforcement and options of graded activity levels to the user depending … Continue reading

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ABC Ninja – The Alphabet Letter and Phonics Slicing Game

Familiar with the Alligator apps ? Their newest of their early literacy apps, Ninja ABC app, a letter and phonic slicing game for iPhone and iPad is free. Ninja ABC features the fun of identifying and slicing upper and lower case letters and sounds … Continue reading

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Waitstrip App – Visual Timer

Looking for a different type of visual support for task completion?  Waitstrip app presents a visual completion in a linear (horizontal) completion method as opposed to the more typically used count down clock timer.  This provides another visual choice of marking task completion that is not timed. Compatible with iPad,  (.99) … Continue reading

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Timers with Elapsed App

Ever need a timer that provides multiple alarms ?     A student that I work with is working on determining his self regulation needs along with completing homework tasks with greater independence using schedules and work choices within his day. Taking a … Continue reading

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WriteOnline App

Crick Software has a new iPad app, WriteOnline (28.99) providing writing support : Word Prediction Word Banks (topic and alphabetical) Text to Speech Talking Spell Checker With features similar to their Clicker Docs app, WriteOnline app has a more mature look for middle … Continue reading

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News-2-You App

Do you subscribe to News-2-You in your special education classroom? Have an iPad? Now you can access the weekly News 2 You Newspaper on your iPad.  AssistiveWare and N2Y new free News 2 You app allows you to access your online subscription … Continue reading

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More Free Friday Apps for May 24, 2013

Visual timer apps are a staple in my mTool kit. Here are a couple that are free today:   Timer + Touch HD (iPad). This app changes orientation on the iPad  (which is annoying when it doesn’t like the one … Continue reading

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AppWriter Cloud – Private Edition

AppWriter Cloud for Google Docs has been out for a few months within the Chrome Store for educational institutions. LingApps, developer of AppWriter Cloud currently has a private edition for Google Chrome available through their LingApps website at a cost of USD … Continue reading

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