December 5, 2012
Tonight was the beginning of our presentations. Darci, Emily and Stephanie took the stage and shared their experience in finding AT solutions for their subjects. It was very interesting to see presentations at work with an elementary student, a senior high student and an adult. Each one was able to find assistive technology solutions that fit the needs of their subject. I feel the most rewarding part of finding the right AT match is the independence and joy it brings to the user. Well done Ladies!
Following the presentations we were treated to presentations by grade six students at Hebbville Academy. Twelve groups introduced us to a variety of apps for the iPad as well as other form of technology. It was so nice to see the student be the teachers and speak of the excitement they experienced with their own learning.
Below is a list of the apps and other AT devices the students showed us:
Pic Collage – uses pictures to create designs to show learning
Own Cloud – a place to save work that can be accessed from any location
Simple Minds – a graphic organizer
Moodle - a website student access to find teacher assigned homework and notes. No more excuses for not having the work!
Keynote – a form of presentation similar to Power Point
Book Creator – an application that lets students create their own books.
Geo Board – another app to support Math
Rocket Math – a space game designed to improve math skills
Parallel Bulbs – an app that teaches students everything they need to know about electricity and circuits.
Type on PDF – allows students to take a picture of an assignment and actually type on the assignments.
QR Codes and QR Generator – a great way to store and access information by just making or scanning a QR Code
Appoline - an app that provides everything needed to create a story.
Senteos – devices used to get quick responses, great for multiple choice questions or surveys.