Pedagogy

iPad Apps for Special-Needs Students

In this Teacher PD Sourcebook article, Nirvi Shah recommends four iPad applications designed to help students with special needs:
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• Math Ninja – http://www.math-ninja-app.com - In this free game-based app, a math ninja gets weapons to protect his tree house from his arch-rival by solving addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division problems correctly. The difficulty level can be adjusted.
• Dragon dictation - http://www.dragonmobileapps.com/apple/dictation.html - This free voice-recognition app taps into Dragon NaturallySpeaking software to convert speech to text.
• Amplify’d - http://jooniti.com/products/amplifyd - This app allows students with hearing impairments to customize the volume and frequencies of audio material.

“Applicable Teaching Tools: IPad Apps for Students with Special Needs” by Nirvi Shah in Teacher PD Sourcebook, Fall/Winter 2011 (p. 34-35),
http://www.edweek.org/tsb/articles/2011/10/13/01tablets.h05.html