Guest Speaker - Sarah Mai, M.O.T, OTR/L Occupational Therapist – serve ages preK to adulthood Employed full-time as O.T. and Assistive Technology Specialist in Park Hill School District in Kansas City, Missouri Co-founded Assistive Technology team in Park Hill Employed part-time with The Mission Project in Mission, KS Facilitate social and living skills groups – a.k.a. Problem Solvers Implement a grant-based iPad Initiative with 18 adult participants Program and Care Coordinator http://themissionproject.org/
Battery saving strategies http://www.apple.com/batteries/ipad.html Adjust brightness: Managing the screen brightness is the best way to extend iPad battery life. By default, your iPad has Auto-Brightness turned On. Set the Auto-Lock interval so your iPad will turn off more quickly after a period of inactivity. Fetch new data less frequently: Applications such as Mail can be set to fetch data wirelessly at specific intervals. The more frequently email or other data is fetched, the quicker your battery may drain. Auto-check fewer email accounts: You can save power by checking fewer email accounts. This can be accomplished by turning off an email account or by deleting it.
Cleaning your iPad To clean the screen, you may use… Any microfiber cloth Any lens cloth you might use on your glasses Any soft, lint-free cloth Cleaning towelettes designed for touch screen technology Do not use: cloths, towels, paper towels, or any similar items on your iPad. These damage the screen of the iPad. Do not use any cleaners or other products.
Consider… what is the purpose of the iPad in this moment? Instruction - used as a way to facilitate instruction in academics, social skills, etc. Reinforcement – used as a reward to increase positive behaviors. (need to limit the amount of time the iPad is used for this purpose.) Assistive Technology – used to communicate or as a modification to complete academic or daily life tasks. Organization – used to offer choices, show a schedule, facilitate use of a calendar. Independent leisure - independently passing time, student has more choice, may or may not be educational, possibly have freedom to go in and out of apps Teacher/parent tool – used to create materials for student (photos, videos, etc)
Facilitate Active Participation Choose apps that facilitate active engagement and learning rather than just viewing!!! Make iPad time a social time (i.e. Show me what you like to see on Youtube, Tell me how this game works… can I play it too?, Lets make a scrapbook page of our family photos) Embed the iPad along with another activity (i.e. use instructional cooking video on Youtube to make something together, use visuals to facilitate choices for meals or chores) Build on knowledge of special interest areas (Google, Youtube, news/info filters like Zite) Find apps and videos that guide movement and exercise Get off the iPad and go move then come back and track it in an exercise log app
Supervise! Observe! Monitor! What apps are they choosing? What are they viewing? Are they adding and deleting apps? Changing settings? Doing a variety of things or getting stuck? Challenging themselves or going into the zone? Being safe with device? Communicating online appropriately? (email, social media, etc)
Establish specific boundaries in your home with the iPad Be specific on time limits and enforce them Clearly differentiate learning vs. free choice time Expect communication responses to family members while on the iPad Establish routines around cleaning, charging, and storing the iPad Set boundaries with stimulating screen time right before bedtime Determine non-iPad times (i.e. dinner time, if guests come over, short commutes, homework time, etc) Possibly designate spaces in home to use the iPad (where student is visible to adults)
Guided Access- locking the app http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FRTNiCnC-nw
USE VOICE INPUT FOR EFFICIENCY WHENEVER IT IS AVAILABLE
BUILT-IN APPS (IOS 6 VS. IOS 7 ICONS) DEMONSTRATION OF THE IOS7 BUILT-IN APPS: http://www.youtube.com/watch ?v=D32iV6uPSG8
Using the Camera (still shots & video) and Photos App Take photos of important documents to reference Digital portfolios of school or art work Visual supports and video modeling for home or school routines Scrapbook photos of family Develop an interest in photography Pictures/videos of expectations (i.e. what to wear or not wear) Save any screenshot Saving favorite images on the internet Share photos with Photostreaming Other ideas????? http://howto.cnet.com/8301-11310_39- 57602511-285/five-tips-for-the-new-camera- app-on-ios-7/
Video Modeling http://www.gadoe.org/Curriculum- Instruction-and-Assessment/Special- Education- Services/Documents/IDEAS%202013%20Ha ndouts%203/Using%20the%20iPad%20for%2 0SS.pdf
Using Calendar app Teach your student to maintain a digital calendar Can set multiple reminder alarms Can be used both for personal events and assignment tracking Even use for daily routine reminders (reoccurring events) If you have an iPhone, you can send items to your childs calendar by sending it to their Apple ID
http://bridgingapps.org/ They have an app search tool, app reviews, video tutorials, AAC tutorials, and much, much more. They specify funding sources and grants for iPads Their statement on the home page: "We believe that it is more important to focus on the person who will be using the technology, rather than the device itself. We assume that you are here because you want to improve a skill or creatively compensate for a deficit that may be preventing a person with a disability from maximizing their highest potential."
Where do you find relevant apps? http://ipads4themissionproject.blogspot.com/2013/06/so-where-do-you-find- ipad-apps.html http://ipads4themissionproject.blogspot.com/2013/06/so-where-do-you-find- ipad-apps.html http://blog.momswithapps.com/apps-for-special-needs http://bridgingapps.org http://learninginhand.com/ http://ipadapps4school.com/ http://www.tcea.org/ipad http://www.educatorstechnology.com/p/blog-page_9.html http://appsineducation.blogspot.com/ Search on Pinterest
iPads for Special Needs Resource http://ipads4specialneedsbook.com/ "Co-founder of bridgingapps.org (part of Easter Seals of Greater Houston) and parent Sami Rahman presents a clear roadmap for not only determining whether or not an iPad would be helpful, but which version to buy and how to set up and protect your iPad with the special needs user in mind. Advanced set-up options, using Apples built-in accessibility options, apps and accessories are all discussed, as well as Tips and Tricks for using the iPad with the special needs user."
Zite app News and information filter Can specify interest areas and it will feed current news related to only those interests.
Evernote app Take notes, capture photos, create to-do lists, record voice reminders. Notes are organized and completely searchable.
Slide Shark App Upload and view powerpoint presentations on the iPad
iTunes U iTunes U app gives you access to complete courses from leading universities and other schools plus the worlds largest digital catalog of free education content right on your iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch.
Dropbox App Travel and share easily your photos, docs, and videos. Access any file you save to your Dropbox from your iPad.
Movable Alphabet The movable alphabet allows children to express themselves with words and phrases prior to mastering the skill to write with paper and pencil! Children can phonetically sound out words, one letter at a time to build words. The app includes over 40 images of simple words, along with audio pronunciations and instructions, for children to practice with.