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RESOURCES | Special Education


As we move from computer-based classrooms to online 24/7 digital learning environments, a closer look on how students with specific learning challenges will be supported needs to be addressed. Undoubtedly, the access to mobile devices has increased significantly with new school models being created as we move to 24/7 access to the curriculum by students with devices like iPads, iPod touches and Xoom.

The focus of our resources for students with learning challenges is updated here to include apps for the iPod touch, iPhone and iPad. Return often for revisions for Apps for Dyslexic Students and new resources for students identified with autism.

Apps for Dyslexic Students

A new day has arrived for dyslexic students where apps have been created to support the challenges that they have on a daily basis in school. Here is the "Top Ten apps" (with links to iTunes) for them to get started.

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Dictionary.com

The free Dictionary.com app includes nearly 1,000,000 words and definitions and 90,000 synonyms and antonyms. No Internet connection is needed. The app also features audio pronunciations that can support vocabulary development, similarly spelled words and Dictionary.com’s popular Word of the Day. (FREE)

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Typ-O

Typ-O

Typ-O uses a powerful word prediction engine and a sophisticated spelling error model to 
 help you write, even if your spelling isn't perfect. The integrated synthetic voices let you inspect the word 
 predictions before selecting them, and check your text before emailing or pasting it into other applications. 
 The iPad version adds spell checking, file management and a selection of four synthetic voices.

Key features:
  • Word prediction: Typ-O finds your word (and the next one) in its vast model of common English words 
 and phrases.
  • Text-to-speech: Listen to your word before you select it. Hear your words and your sentences, before you email or SMS them.

  • Perfect spelling optional: Typ-O knows the most common spelling mistakes, and will often suggest words even if you have misspelled them. ($14.99)

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iHomework

iHomework

iHomework is a student's best friend during the busy times of the school year. Keep 
 up-to-date with your school work, grades, to-do's, teacher's information, and almost everything else 
 you need during the school year. It allows you to set alarms for Assignments and Reminders. iHomework 
 is the only school organizer that can be with you anywhere you go, whether that be on your iPhone/iPod 
 touch, iPad, or Mac!($1.99)

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Web Reader

Web Reader

Web Reader 2.2 for iPhone uses text to speech technology along with web page content recognition to read web pages to you. You can configure web pages to be read as soon as they are loaded, read pages manually after they are loaded, or use Cut, Copy, & Paste to read only sections of text. ($1.99)

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iBooks

iBooks

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBookstore, where you can download the latest best-selling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages. Use iBooks with the amazing accessibility features in iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch – such as speaking the words on a given page. (FREE)

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Dragon Search

Dragon Search

Dragon Search is the fast, accurate and smart way to search online content on your iPhone™ 
 using your voice. Simply speak your search queries and get simultaneous results from a variety of top websites and content sources. (FREE)

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Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation

Dragon Dictation is an easy-to-use voice recognition application powered by Dragon® 
 NaturallySpeaking® that allows you to easily speak and instantly see your text or email messages. You can 
 also dictate status updates directly to your Social Networking applications (Facebook and Twitter) or send 
 notes and reminders to yourself….all using your voice. Features also include convenient editing feature that 
 provides a list of suggested words and voice driven correction interface. (FREE)

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Speak It!

Speak It!
Features include:
  • Easy to use interface: simply enter the text you want to say, and press the "Speak it!" button

  • Four high quality voices are included

  • NEW! Highlights words as they are spoken

  • Ability to create audio files and email them

  • Pause and resume speech playback

  • Change the volume, as well as the speed of spoken text

  • Change the font size of the text field

All this on your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad ($1.99)

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American Wordspeller © & Phonetic Dictionary

American Wordspeller © & Phonetic Dictionary

"Find Word by the Way it Sounds". Simply type in 3-4 letters of your word by "how it sounds to you". Find any word in the dictionary phonetically. NO spelling RULES required.

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Evernote

Evernote

From notes to ideas to snapshots to recordings, put it all into Evernote and watch as it instantly synchronizes from your iPhone to your Mac or Windows desktop.

Key features of Evernote include:
  • Create text, photo and audio notes

  • Auto-synchronize your notes to your Mac, PC, and Web

  • Magically makes text within snapshots searchable

  • Mark notes as "Favorite" for quick access

  • All notes include geo-location information for mapping and search

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