New List of Recommended Apps

Every year the American Association of School Librarians publishes a list of recommended apps for teaching and learning. This year’s list has just been published and it highlights 25 recommended apps. There is sure to be something here for everyone.

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Microsoft’s Learning Tools

Microsoft have recently been devoting a lot of attention to making their products more accessible. They really have made great strides in the past 12 months. This video webinar gives a great overview of how the new tools can be used in the classroom.

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There are 2 other webinars in the series


http://aka.ms/SETCWebinar2 

http://aka.ms/SETCWebinar3 

Read&Write and Equatio free for teachers

Texthelp’s assistive learning solutions help people of all ages achieve their potential by understanding, reading, writing and communicating with greater ease and confidence. Their  products are great for people with learning difficulties, dyslexia or visual impairments. Now you can get their flagship product, Read&Write, and their Maths equation writer are now free – all  you have to do is register.

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A new and very accessible book on UDL

If you are an iPad user, then this new book from CAST will inspire you by linking the use of iPad apps directly with Universal Design for Learning (UDL) principles.

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Written by Luis Perez, a leading commentator on using iPads to cater for diversity, the book is full of simple UDL strategies to offer alternative pathways to suit all learners in our classroom. This book has just been published by CAST and is part of their skinny book series – more information http://castpublishing.org/skinny-books/learning-on-the-go/

In this video, Luis Perez explains why he chose the iPad as an accessibility tool

Apple introduces a new iPad for education

In late March, Apple announced some major products for education. Firstly, its new iPad is set at a lower price than before and it will work with Apple Pencil – a feature previously available only on the Apple Pro.

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Moreover, it also introduced some updates to its iWork suite of apps (Pages, Numbers and Keynote). These updates include features that allow you to use the pencil directly on the app. Pages now features a book creation template to allow pupils to create their own books and export them to the iBooks app

 

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