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iPads: Reading and Writing Workflows Mike Adam and Jon McFadden Assistive Technology Team Lambton Kent District School Board @AssistTechLKDSB
Introduction 1.A.T. in LKDSB - Laptops, iPads, Chromebooks, Google and more 2.Core solution: Built-in Accessibility 3.Building an Assistive App foundation 4.What is “app-smashing”? 5.iPad-based Writing workflows 6.Third Party Keyboards 7.iPad-based Reading workflows 8.Alternative Expression and Whiteboard Apps 9.Question and Answer
Assistive Technology in LKDSB ●Team uses coaching model within the school and classroom to support teachers/students ●LKDSB Technology Enriched Learning Plan starting at Grade 7 Challenge! How to support and transition from traditional assistive technology tools into a tablet-based learning environment while maintaining a functional and usable workflow?
Building an Assistive App Foundation ●Research-based ●Familiarity with previous software programs ●Address the areas of: 1.Writing-Word Prediction 2.Mind Mapping-Organizing Ideas 3.Reading-Speech Feedback 4.Whiteboard-Demonstrating Understanding 5.Scanning-OCR-Importing 6.Storage-Lesson Sharing 7.Specialized Apps for Specific Needs
“App-smashing” ● Combining a series of apps together to complete a task ● Collaboration between teacher and student in “the cloud” Inspiration Maps iWordQGoogle Drive Brainstorming/ Organizing Writing with Word PredictionShare/Submit/Distribute
●App-Smashing allows for a customizable approach to supporting students ●Tools and supports can be added or removed as required by individual student needs ●Tools can be brought in during the creative process and content can be shared to other formats FLEXIBILITY and FAMILIARITY
Students who trialled laptops are successfully transitioning to iPads.
LKDSB Google Domain How we link students to one another and their teachers
Keedogo Plus iOS 8, Accessibility, and Third-Party Keyboards
read&write for iPad/Android ●Touch and hold to hear text read aloud with easy-to-follow on-screen highlighting ●Speak as I type ●Word prediction ●Talking dictionary and picture dictionary for use in any writing app ●Spell checker ●Requires special purchase of Read and Write for Google (Premium) https://itunes.apple.com/gb/app/read-write- for-ipad/id934749270?mt=8 iOS 8, Accessibility, and Third-Party Keyboards
iPad-based Reading Workflows: An early version Make edits to text, read-back and word prediction in iReadWrite Scanner with OCR iReadWrite Google Docs Extract text from an image Export to Google Docs to share with teacher
iPad Reading Workflows: An improved edition Scannable ClaroPDF Make edits on PDF, text-to-speech, etc. Google Drive share to Drive ReadIris (OCR)
Alternative Expression / Whiteboards EduCreations
Screen Chomp ●RECORD to capture your touch interactions and audio instructions on a plain background, or an image from your iPad camera roll. ●SKETCH out your ideas and talk the viewer through the "how" and "why" of it all. ●Stop and SHARE your video snack to ScreenChomp.com to generate a simple web link you can paste anywhere.
Educreations Record and replay your voice, handwriting, and drawings Snap a photo or import images from Photos, Dropbox, Google Drive, or the Web Add typed text in a variety of colors and sizes Draw on top of everything with digital ink Animate images and text by tapping & dragging while recording Scroll pages up or down when you need extra space Create and manage classes that students can join https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oer20QtZdMo https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=08EypVPiCuc
ShowMe - Voice-record - Multiple brush colors - Enter text - Pause and erase - Import pictures from your photo library, built-in camera, or web image search - Import documents as pictures from Dropbox or Google Drive - Create video from any document - Easy embedding for sharing anywhere https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9VeKlc3mF8k
Smart Notebook ●Draw and write using coloured digital pens ●Insert and edit text ●Organize information and change page layout, add Objects ●Insert Photos from camera or camera roll ●Share files ●Integrated with Google Drive ●Mirror using Airplay to Smartboard https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9k0ZgvzyqeY
Further challenges... 1. App updates 2. Discontinued apps? Then what? 3. Training as apps change 4. Flexibility
iPads: Reading and Writing Workflows ●Access the guides we have created ●Set up an iPad as an AT device The link will be disabled at end of the conference.
Question and Answer Contact Information: Mike Adam, Team Lead Mike.Adam@lkdsb.net Jon McFadden, A.T. Resource Teacher Jon.McFadden@lkdsb.net @AssistTechLKDSB