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iPad2 Accessibility and Applications Training for VI Special Education Teachers. Dr. Sandra L. Ross, Consultant Education/Assistive Technology Specialist, ADA/ATACP Certified Cornell University, Ithaca NY California State University-Northridge Held at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef

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    1. iPad2 Accessibility and Applications Training for VI Special Education Teachers Dr. Sandra L. Ross, Consultant Education/Assistive Technology Specialist, ADA/ATACP Certified Cornell University, Ithaca NY California State University-Northridge Held at Marriott Frenchman’s Reef August 29, 2012 St. Thomas, US Virgin Islands

    2. Dr. Sandra L. Ross, ADA/ATPassisted by Mr. Kareem Forbes Mr. Forbes is an information technology specialist who works as an ATACP certified Assistive Technology Assistant at the Virgin Islands University Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities (VIUCEDD) at UVI. Dr. Ross is an ADA/ATACP certified training consultant specializing in assistive technology, teacher training/ education and health for USA, Caribbean, Africa and Asia programs and projects.

    3. Housekeeping • This PPT is located online at: http://www.angelfire.com/me2/nubianqueen • If you have a question, anytime during the training, please raise your hand. • Please turn off or put your cell phones on silence. • Bathrooms are located outside to the left. • If you did not sign in, please do so as the list comes around to you.

    4. Let’s Begin • Please turn on your iPads • If you have a laptop, sync it with your iPad.

    5. Sync Your iPad and Your Computer • You can use your data connection cord to connect your iPad and computer to sync info like contacts and calendar settings. Before you can use iTunes to sync, you have to download the software and, if you want to make purchases from the store, open an iTunes account.

    6. Sync Your iPad and Your Computer cont’d • With iTunes installed on your computer and an iTunes account set up, follow these simple steps to sync to your iPad: • Plug the data connection cord into your iPad. • Plug the other end of the data connection cord into your computer.

    7. Sync Your iPad and Your Computer cont’d • iTunes opens and shows an item in the left pane for your iPad and an icon indicating that it's syncing. Your iPad screen shows the words "Sync in Progress."

    8. Handout 1: Outline Learning Objectives • Master using the iPad2 for work with students with disabilities • Master using special education apps • Master using PDF/ebooks: researching, creating. loading and using iPad

    9. Learning Objectives • SUMMARY: In this training, teachers explore their iPads via accessibility features and applications for special education and that benefit students with disabilities.

    10. Learning Objectives cont’d • Participants learn how to load and create PDF documents using their lesson plans and IEPs; and useful tips and hands-on demonstrations of apps for reading/writing, math, and other areas (academic, accessibility and social skills).

    11. Topics Covered • Overview of iPad2 usage with students with disabilities: device (iPad2)—accessibility options, apps and resources • Selected iPad accessibility options built in for persons with disabilities/how to use them: VoiceOver; Swiping; Tapping; Triple Tapping (the Home Key)

    12. Topics Covered 3. Useful tips and hands-on demos of special education apps 4. Hands-on exercise: Loading PDF/ebooks into iPad

    13. Topics Covered 5. Hands-on exercise: Making PDFs of reports, journal entries, and other assignments that were created by the student in apps like PixWriter and compatibles

    14. ACCESSIBILITY

    15. Configuring Accessibility Features on iPad http://support.apple.com/kb/HT4064

    16. Accessibility Features Demo

    17. iPad2 Basic Gesturesand Techniques If you’ve never before owned a multi-touch device from Apple, you may be unfamiliar with crazy phrases like pinch-to-zoom and the difference between the flick and the swipe. Have no fear: While some of these gestures may have odd names, they’re easy enough to pick up. http://www.tcgeeks.com/how-to-use-ipad-2-gestures-and-techniques-ipad-2-user-guide-2/

    18. BREAK TIME 15-Minute Break Please be back at in 15 minutes THANK YOU

    19. Special Education Apps Useful Tips and Hands-On Demos

    20. Handout 2: iPad, iPod & iPhone Apps for Special Education http://theumbrellanetwork.org/wp-content/uploads/2011/04/iPhone-iPad-and-iPod-touch-Apps-AUS1.pdf

    21. Speech and Language • ABA Flash Cards: In this set of 52 images, learn actions via text, photo, and real audio. http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/aba-flash-cards-actions/id342235464?mt=8

    22. Geek SLP

    23. Communications Skills HD http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/communication-skills-hd/id415690439?mt=8 This program covers basic communication topics including: NON-VERBAL COMMUNICATION: (facial expressions, eye gaze, touch, gestures, physical appearance); LISTENING SKILLS: (make eye contact, pay attention, don’t interrupt); VERBAL-SPEAKING: (look at person, think before speaking, tone of voice). Includes bonus videos on how to: answer the door, answer the telephone, call on the telephone, and make an appointment.

    24. Language Development Apps • Articulation Station (Free App)

    25. Articulation Station • Pro version: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/artic...491998279?mt=8Free version: http://itunes.apple.com/us/app/articulation-station/id467415882?mt=8

    26. Communications Skills HD

    27. ArtikPix

    28. Find Your Apps • Select or search for language development apps that you would like to have on your iPad. • You have 20 minutes for this. • If you have questions or need help, raise your hand for assistance.

    29. Reading and Writing iStoryBooks

    30. iStoryBooks: American History

    31. iTouch Words

    32. International Children’s Digital Library (ICDL) http://www.appover.com/search/icdl-books-for-children-international-children-s-digital-library/295441481/

    33. Find Your Apps • Select or search for language development apps that you would like to have on your iPad. • You have 20 minutes for this. • If you have questions or need help, raise your hand for assistance.

    34. What Apps Did You Pick?

    35. BREAK TIME 15-Minute Break Please be back at in 15 minutes THANK YOU

    36. Reading PDF documents How-to do so on Your iPad • What does PDF acronym mean? • What is a PDF? • What does ePub acronym mean? • What is an ePub?

    37. PDF and ePub • PDF is portable document format. It was created by Adobe and is the universal standard for document exchange on the Web. • ePub is electronic publication. It is an open standard format. With the right software program and some basic design skills, anyone can create an ePub formatted ebook.

    38. How to Open PDF files directly on your iPad A PDF file you find on the web will open in Safari on your iPad and can then be transferred to the iBooks app on your iPad. 1. Make sure the free iBooks app is on your iPad.2. PDF document opens in Safari on your iPad.3. Tap once on the document.

    39. How to Open PDF files directly on your iPad cont’d 4. Look for the “Open in iBooks” button to appear in the upper right.5. Tap the button and the PDF will be added to your iBooks collection on your iPad.6. From now on, you can open the PDF document from the iBooks app on your iPad. Source: http://ipadacademy.com/2012/01/ipad-tutorial-how-to-load-and-open-epub-pdf-ebooks-on-your-ipad

    40. How to Open PDF Files on Your iPad From Computer to iPad 1. Have the free iBooks app on your iPad.2. Open iTunes on your computer.3. Find the PDF file on your computer 4. Drag and drop the PDF file onto your Library in iTunes on your computer.5. Connect your iPad to your computer.6. Check under the “Books” tab in iTunes to be sure this PDF is selected for syncing.7. Then sync your iPad.

    41. Open PDFs on Your iPad • Select or search for eBooks or ePubs or PDF books online. Do a search for pdf books online. You can also use the IDCL or Gutenberg Project sites. • You have 20 minutes for this. • If you have questions or need help, raise your hand for assistance.

    42. What PDF Books Did You Find?

    43. More Apps

    44. Math Rocket Math

    45. Motion Math Zoom An animal adventure through the world of numbers! Motion Math Zoom (for iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch) features the most interactive number line of all time. The intuitive pinch gesture on iDevices allows kids to navigate among concrete objects (animals) that represent abstract numbers: from dinosaurs in the thousands to amoebas in the thousandths. Motion Math Zoom is a fun, engaging way for children to master a foundational pillar of math: place value