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There’s a special app for that – Part 8: Apps that support the development of autonomy and independence

Welcome to Part 8 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. There is an interesting “side-effect” of using the iPad or iPod as a communication or educational device. And its a good one… it’s called self-determination. In this post we focus on […]

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There’s a special app for that – Part 6: 3 Methods of Using Augmentative Communication Apps To Support Different Languages

Welcome to Part 6 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In Part 6 we look at 3 methods of using augmentative communication apps to support different languages: use existing native language AAC apps; use the pronunciation feature within Proloquo2Go; and use […]

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Looking forward to 2011 as mobile learning matures

MobileFuture, a news and advocacy site for mobile technologies, produced a great video that covers the growth of mobile technology in the last year. Of particular interest to us in this video is the growth of mobile app downloads, from 300 million in 2009 to 5 BILLION in 2010. Now that is incredible growth. Of […]

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Vote for Proloquo2Go for 2010 Best App Ever Awards!

We think (or rather, we KNOW) that Proloquo2Go is revolutionary and has truly re-defined the term “mobile communication.” We have seen first-hand what it can do to promote communication. The 2010 Best App Ever Awards (also on Twitter) is in its third year of nominating the best applications for iOS devices and is run entirely […]

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There’s a special app for that – Part 2: 5 (+1) Apps to develop social skills for students with special needs

Welcome to Part 2 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs. In this post, we examine 5 Apps to develop social skills for students with special needs (plus 1 extra!).

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Learning: Is There an App For That? – A New Report on Mobile Learning and Young Children

“Learning: Is There an App for That?, a new report by the Joan Ganz Cooney Center (sponsored by the Sesame Workshop), and funded by the US Department of Education presents some interesting findings for the future of mobile devices and educational apps for young children. The report is in three parts: Part one: new trends in smart […]

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