Specialist ICT SEN Consultant for Wiltshire Council
To give an overview of what mobile technologies are out there in schools
To give you an opportunity to try some of the ICT solutions yourself
To understand the value of word prediction as part of a strategy to support the Dyslexic learner
What Mobile Technologies are there?
Mobile phones – Apple & Android
Tablet PC’s – Apple & Android
Pen & Paper
Echo smart pen
Save and Playback
Transfer to PC
Send and share to social network sites eg Evernote.
Good for reading in lighting condition any
Kindle Fire combines a range of apps
Cheaper alternative to iPad
...but essentially a media tool, books, films, a limited range of apps
Great for secondary schools as Office built in
BUT.. It’s a cutdown of Windows 8!!
Light , portable and FAST!
Starting price £399 for 32 gigs of memory
iPad, iPad2,iPad3, iPad4, iPad minis!
iPad2 is reasonably priced for schools now
As long as you have the iPad with a camera tool that is great.
iPad3 has better screen display – really sharp and the addition of a microphone on the keyboard.
iPad4 – only improvement is better speed 2X faster than previous iPads!!
iPad minis are more portable – but more confining to use the keyboard.
Art Studio Lite
Power of 3D Story writing
Epic Citadel http://www.timrylands.com
iWriter - £2.49
Voice Dictation - £0.69
Dyslexia Quest - £1.49
Explain Everything - £1.99
Puppet Pals Director HD - £1.99
Zen Tap Pro - £1.99
PuppetPals HD Director;s Pass
Organise your apps into groups so practise skills eg
Phonics, Spelling, etc
Ensure you use apps like PuppetPals, Explain
Try before you buy – lite versions of the app
Look at apps that are tools as well
Audioboo for sound recording, Voice Recorder
iWriter - better keyboard with word prediction built in
Explain Everything - for combining and moving images,video,text into stories , factual information
- Paul Hutton, BETT 2013
“Bring your own device into school” (BYOD) – have policies in place for there use
Wifi in the school – these devices work best on Wifi
– some apps are Wifi dependent eg CloudOn
Mobile Device Management software – how will lots of devices be managed?
How do you pay for apps? – Credit Card? Gift Card?
Volume Purchasing License
Android are catching up
Range of devices offered are greater!
Drawbacks are the same as iPad. Not school system friendly
Dyslexia apps that are good – word prediction is good on Android. Eg swiftkey and swype
Grid selection software Clicker 5
Word prediction software – WriteOnline, Co-Writer6
Speech recognition software –
Dragon Dictate 11 premium
S kill Practise software – nessy, numbershark, wordshark
Mindmapping software – inspiration, communicate ideas, mindgenius
ICT suite of tools
– texthelp read and write gold
Specialist ICT SEN Consultant