This page may start quite small but will grow with time! Check back for tips on a variety of strategies and suggestions of how to use AT tools as well as links to websites you can use with your students.
Previous "Check This Out!" and "Tips & Tricks"
Directions for Common AT tools
Speech-to-Text Tool Ideas (including Google Chrome suggestions)
Basic & Free AT Tips and Tricks
Free Reading and Writing Tools
· List of websites for teachers by subject area: http://edtechideas.com/125-sites-for-kids/
· List of various Keyboarding websites: http://edtechideas.com/keyboarding-sites-for-kids
iPad Tips and Tricks:
· iPad Acccessability tips (for low vision, fine motor, ect): https://www.apple.com/ios/accessibility-tips/
· So you finally got a class set of iPads and you are not sure what to do next and where to start? Here is a very simple list of tried and true tips to help. For “A Practical Guide For Teachers Who Just Got iPads” go to: http://www.edudemic.com/teachers-ipad-guide/
· "50 tips and tricks for the ipad": http://www.techradar.com/us/news/mobile-computing/tablets/50-really-useful-ipad-tips-and-tricks-688556
Top iPad Apps:
Top 50 Free iPad Educational Apps - This nice list of educationally relevent apps was just updated in February, with some apps only free for a limited time.
This websites reviews apps arranged by grade and category. They will also send out weekly email of free and reduced apps: http://bestappsforkids.com
App suggestions for a school-based OT: http://notyouraveragetherapybag.wikispaces.com
For questions about assistive technology and how to integrate AT into your classroom contact Sara Smith.
Sara Smith, M.S. CCC-SLP
Assistive Technology Consultant
Mecosta Osceola ISD
interoffice mail: AT Lab/MORC
(231) 796-3543, ext. 412