After the iPads & SEN In Secondary course, I like to finish with three points, the best toolkit. problems and take back to school messages.
1. Best toolkit
Here are four options:
Telling the Time
Voice Dream (with Load2Learn)
Speak and prediction enabled in Accessibility and use with Dragon Dictation.
a) lack of secondary reading apps.
I suggested Reading Champion and Lexia but no fiction. A gap in the market here I think? Gazoom do a lovely Level 1-6 Magic Key series for primary; something age appropriate for secondary would be nice. Any ideas?
b). Sharing work – take pictures, email or print all options but far better is an eportfolio – I mentioned Foldr (foldr.io/blog/2015/02/27/aweso…), Google Drive and Own Cloud – any other ways?
c) Teachers nervous of use – a small demonstration from SENCO or a confident TA to all staff may help.
3. Take back to School messages
* This tech can enable; it doesn’t replace skills
* Toolkit of apps
* TAs need:
Training so they can help student.
Time to prepare word banks, electronic copies of documents and materials for students.
Access to ipads to practice.
I hope this helps and thanks to the SENCOs and TAs who helped create this.