Myles Pilling 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 iPods iPads Tablet PC’s – Apple & Android Smart Pens Kindles Pen & Paper
Echo smart pen
Write Record Audio 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.
Cloud On Dragon Art Studio Lite Notes Evernote Dropbox
Power of 3D Story writing
The labyrinth Dream:scape 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 Dyslexia Quest Explain Everything
Organise your apps into groups so practise skills eg Phonics, Spelling, etc Ensure you use apps like PuppetPals, Explain Everything 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
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