Its back-to-school time, and many school districts/boards and schools have purchased iPads over the summer, either for large-scale initiatives or for smaller pilot projects for mobile learning within their schools. Mobile learning initiatives for special education in your school or district must be developed by examining how apps fit within the bigger picture.
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e-Books on the iPad In Celebration of Family Literacy Day
Its Family Literacy Day today in Canada! Â Check out local events in your community atÂ ABCÂ Life Literacy Canada. This year’s theme is “Play for Literacy.” Â To celebrate at home with your child, why not read some e-books on the iPad? Some suggestions: Jack and the Beanstalk Children’s Interactive Storybook (incredibly interactive) Mabel and Lulu: The Real […]
Autism. Is there an app for that?
We are big fans of the iPad and the various special education apps available to children with special needs. We tweet about it regularly and have many posts on how the iPad can impact the lives of families of children with special needs. There are many websites out there with great stories about how the […]
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 […]
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 […]
There’s a special app for that â€“ Part 3: 5 Apps that develop fine motor skills
Part 3 of “There’s A Special App For That” series on iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad apps for students with special needs: 5 Apps that can help develop fine motor skills.
Learning: Is There an App For That? – A New Report on Mobile Learning and Young Children
“Learning: Is There an App for That?, aÂ 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.Â The report is in three parts: Part one: new trends in smart […]