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Apps Across The Curriculum!

3/10/16, 8:30 am- 3:00 pm, Youth Education Tomorrow Center, Tilton, NH. Right Off 93, Exit 19.

After first issuing 1:1 iPads and laptops, many schools are now implementing BYOD (Bring Your Own Device) programs that provide more choice for educators and learners. Some are even Going Google with Chromebooks and Google Apps for Education (GAFE). How do you support learners on all of these devices, including your struggling learners, using free and low cost Apps & AT solutions? Join us for this in-depth workshop focusing on the most important assistive technology tools for ensuring success for all learners on all devices!  Using FREE and low cost programs and software, apps, extensions, and the built-in accessibility features and tools available on the Apple’s IOS devices (For iPads and iPhones) and from Google’s Chrome Web Store (For Chromebooks, laptops, tablets, & Surface Pro).

You will learn about a number of built-in accessibility features that provide free AT solutions for diverse learners out of the box, as well as a number of free and low cost apps to support your struggling students in accessing textbooks and learning materials (Handouts/Worksheets) and completing assignments using technology. AT and app solutions to support students with learning disabilities (including Dyslexia), physical disabilities, low vision or blindness, and difficulties with executive functioning, literacy and math will be discussed. With these apps, software and assistive technology supports, you will have a powerful toolkit for fostering access and success across all platforms, devices, and subjects! Free tools and features include text to speech for research and textbooks as well as worksheets, speech to text (voice recognition, access to Bookshare, mind-mapping and brainstorming, scheduling & reminders, note taking support, word prediction, completing worksheets and handouts with technology, literacy practice and access to math, and more!

We will also dive into the Chrome web store as well as using Google Docs and Google Drive.

*Note: It is imperative that participants have access to a device that allows them administrative privileges to download free and low cost apps and AT as they choose, or a personal device that they own and is not school issued. You may use more than one device including an iPad, laptop (mac or PC, Chromebook, Surface pro, Android tablet). For school trainings, IT/Admin can download apps ahead of time, or after the training as they see appropriate.

The latest AT available for students as well as an overview of available AT for students is discussed. Register: http://yetnh.com/events/apps-across-the-curriculum-2/

 

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