What an exciting year 2012 was for us! Not only did we hold our biennial Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference
in May with delegates from all over the world attending, our Spectronics Consultancy Team did some globe-hopping too, visiting Qatar, Singapore and New Zealand, as well as travelling all over Austalia to present a variety of informative sessions to a wide range of audiences. We also released our brand new Spectronics Online Premium Subscription
service in September!
With 2012 seeing the popularity of the iPad sky-rocket as well as its incorporation into the majority of schools and organisations, we are often asked “Now I have an iPad in my classroom…how do I use it?”. Not to mention the confusion around the many available apps and options for successfully integrating iPads into your classroom or therapy practices. We specifically designed our Spectronics Online Premium Subscription service to help answer these questions and many more!
Spectronics Online gives you access to a growing collection of resources created by our clever Consultancy Team covering the following areas.
All designed to help you quickly get the information you need to make informed decisions re the apps and strategies that will work best for your students. Particularly those students who need additional learning support. Those students with additional behaviour management needs. And those students who require assistance to be able to communicate effectively.
With 45 resources and videos already available for Spectronics Online subscribers, we thought we would share a list of all of these to date as well as a few of our coming soon resources!
Successfully Using iPads to Create Social Stories by Katie Lyon
Alternative Access Options for the iPad by Charlene Cullen
Successfully Using iPads to Support Your Students with Autism by Amanda Hartmann
Successfully Using iPads to Create Visual Supports for All by Katie Lyon
Making Learning Accessible: Maximising the Use of the iPad to Support Diverse Learners (iBook) by Greg O’Connor
Apps for Early Literacy Series by Amanda Hartmann
- Part 1 (books, story telling and oral language)
- Part 2 (letter-sound identification, letter tracing
- Part 3 (rhyme, phonics for reading and spelling) Released this week!
Successfully Using iPads to Support Literacy – Introduction by Greg O’Connor
Apps for AAC Series by Amanda Hartmann, Charlene Cullen and Katie Lyon
- Part One – Symbol/Pictures Only Apps
- Part Two – Symbol and Text-to-Speech Apps
- Part Three – Text Based Apps
‘On the Road’ Presentations
Making Learning Accessible: Maximising the Use of the iPad to Support Diverse Learners Presentation at ACEC in Perth WA by Greg O’Connor
Autism and Assistive Technology 2nd Oct 2012 and 3rd Oct 2012 by Amanda Hartmann
Global Collaboration – Extending Professional Learning Networks in Learning Support and Special Education (Presented at ACEC2012) by Barbara Landsberg and Greg O’Connor
Strategies for Supporting Communication, Literacy and Positive Behaviour in the Classroom by Charlene Cullen
Product Training Videos
Proloquo2Go:Making it work for you! by Amanda Hartmann
What’s to know? Explore new features of Proloquo2Go 2.0 by Amanda Hartmann
Texthelp Read&Write Gold
Texthelp Read&Write 10 GOLD: An Introduction by Greg O’Connor
Texthelp Read&Write Gold: Beyond the Basics Series by Katie Lyon
- 1. Reading Tools
- 2. Writing Tools
- 3. Study Skills
- 4. Additional Features
Boardmaker Software Family
Meet the Boardmaker Software Family: Every member explained! By Katie Lyon
Boardmaker Studio by Katie Lyon
Boardmaker Plus Basics: Making talking books and other onscreen activities by Charlene Cullen
Boardmaker Basics: Creating Print Activities by Katie Lyon
Clicker 6: An Introduction by Charlene Cullen
Clicker 6 – My Favourite Things by Katie Lyon
Getting creative with the Skoog with developer Benjaman Schogler
Co:Writer 6 by Greg O’Connor
Introduction to the DynaVox Series 5 by Charlene Cullen
Conference Opening and Keynote Presentation: Inclusive Learning Technologies: Learning from the Past, Teaching to the Present, Training for the Future by Kelly Fonner
Keynote Presentation: Beyond Recreation and Leisure: Motor Cognitive Learning through Engaging the Brain by Linda Burkhart
Keynote Presentation: Literacy for All: Blocks for Building Literacy Success by Chris Lennon and Jane Farrall
Keynote Presentation: What Works? Assistive Technology + Literacy Strategies for Learner Success by Jason Carroll
Keynote Presentation: Raising the Achievement Bar with Universal Design for Learning by Joy Zabala
Apps for Literacy Support: The iPad for Diverse Learners who Struggle with Literacy by Greg O’Connor
The iPad and iPod touch in the Special Needs Classroom by Mark Coppin
Using the iPad and Proloquo2Go in an Educational Environment by David Niemeijer and Kelly Fonner
AppTastic! Hands-on with the iPad for Accessibility and Special Education by an International team of Apple Distinguished Educators and Apple Accessibility Ambassadors (USA and Australia)
The Killer App? by Ian Bean
Apps for Early Literacy Series– Part 4 (more spelling, sight words, sentences) by Amanda Hartmann – Available on 15/01/13
Using Clicker Sentences and Clicker Docs on your iPad to Support Writings by Katie Lyon
Clicker 6: Beyond the Basics Series by Amanda Hartmann, Charlene Cullen and Katie Lyon
Part 1 – Customising Clicker 6 for the individual needs of your students: Access & Preferences
Part 2 – Taking a tour of the Wizards & Templates in Clicker 6 (including talking about Superdrive & Learning Grids)
Part 3 – Practical Applications of Clicker 6 across the curriculum
Part 4 – Advanced Editing
All Students As Authors – Demonstrating the Use of iBooks Author and eBook Creation Apps for the iPad to Create Digital Content by Greg O’Connor
We have plenty more videos heading your way in 2013 so keep watching this space! Click here for more information about Spectronics Online or sign up for a free 7 day trial subscription.
If you have any questions regarding a Spectronics Online Premium Subscription please email firstname.lastname@example.org or give us a call on +61 7 3808 6833. We are happy to help!