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ERIC Number: EJ1017831
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Jun
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0192-592X
Accessibility: The Top 10 iPad Apps for Special Education
Palmer, Randall
T.H.E. Journal, v40 n6 p10-13 Jun 2013
The iPad takeover of public education is not just confined to the mainstream classroom: Special needs educators, too, are finding that iPads can be a vital tool to support independence. What sets the iPad apart from other devices is the simple and visually robust user interface that can be used by almost everyone. It is also a highly customizable device that can be set up with applications and assistive features to support a variety of special needs. With nearly a million apps in the iTunes App Store, identifying effective apps is often an overwhelming task for educators. The Children's Institute (TCI) in Verona, NJ--a school devoted to children with autism and related special needs--has reviewed hundreds of applications to rate their appropriateness for their students. Teachers submit reviews of the apps that they find successful and publish them on the school's app review blog. They also publish these reviews on the iTunes App Store for the benefit of teachers and parents around the world. This article presents TCI's list of top 10 iPad apps for special education. When reviewing applications for special education, differentiation, alignment, data collection, and motivation were among the components that were considered. Although most of the apps cover a very broad age range, suggested grade levels for each, and prices, are added.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey
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