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Mobile Learning for All
In this unique and engaging all-in-one resource, learn to use readily available iPad features to make your curriculum more accessible to learners with special need.
- Grade Level: PreK-12
- ISBN: 9781452258553
- Published By: Corwin
- Year: 2013
- Page Count: 248
- Publication date: May 23, 2013
Make learning more accessible with your iPad!
All students—including those with special needs—can benefit from having options in how they access curricular information. The good news is that help is readily available on your tablets and Apple devices! With this unique and engaging all-in-one resource, you will gain a practical toolkit to empower all your students. Learn how to get the most from your iPad by using its built-in accessibility features in conjunction with Universal Design for Learning guidelines. In this book, you’ll find:
- Step-by-step instructions, tips, and practice activities
- Discussion and reviews of more than 150 applications
- Access to more than 20 video tutorials, through QR codes located throughout the book
An Apple Distinguished Educator and an expert in digital accessibility features for K-12 and higher education settings, Luis Pérez provides a real sense of what students with disabilities need to learn and to navigate their world more independently.
“Mobile Learning for All is full of practical uses of the many accessibility features on mobile devices to meet the needs of all students, especially those with disabilities.”
—Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education
- Shows how the specific accessibility features of the iPad support one or more guidelines of Universal Design for Learning (UDL).
- Each discussion of an accessibility feature also includes discussion of alternative uses for the accessibility feature that benefit not just students with disabilities but other diverse learners as well.
- At the end of each chapter, the reader has an opportunity to practice what they have learned through a series of activities designed to make them more comfortable with the accessibility features of their devices.
- Each chapter also includes a section dedicated to reviews of apps that complement the accessibility features discussed in that section of the book.
- To support multiple learning styles, the author has created a number of closed-captioned video tutorials, which will be linked to the appropriate sections of the book through QR codes.
Table of Contents
List of Figures
List of Codes
About the Author
1. Universal Design and Mobile Learning: Defining Universal Design
2. Getting Started with Accessibility on the iPad
3. Learning and Literacy Supports
4. Communication and Social Supports
5. Voiceover and Supports for Low Vision
6. Auditory Supports
7. Motor Supports
8. Executive Functioning Supports
9. Managing iOS Devices in the Classroom
10. Challenge Based Learning With the iPad
Appendix A: Additional Resources
Appendix B: VoiceOver Gestures
Appendix C: Keyboard Shortcuts for Using VoiceOver With an Apple Wireless Keyboard
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"Mobile Learning for All is a unique book that every classroom teacher should read! It’s full of practical uses of the many accessibility features on mobile devices to meet the needs of all students, especially those with disabilities."Debi Gartland, Professor of Special Education
"This is a major contribution to the fields of special education and rehabilitation. It is a wonderful resource for individuals with disabilities, their advocates and their families, and for educators and other professionals. Well done!"J. David Smith, Professor Emeritus
University of North Carolina at Greensboro, VA
"If I had the opportunity to purchase this book, I would purchase enough to give to all my team mates their own copy. Then I would have book groups and working meetings so we could all try out the many apps, with this book as our guide. Almost as good as having the author make the presentations about how to implement the iPad, UDL principles and best practice into our special education classes!"Cheryl S. Oakes, Resource Room Teacher
Wells High School, DE