"The founding members of this wiki consist of "old" therapists, with over 200 years of experience working with special populations and technology. We hope that people will use this site to make informed decisions before downloading. Our purpose in creating this wiki is to foster collaboration around how applications can be used in unique ways to support learning in home, school, and therapy settings. If you have used iPad/iPod applications with special populations, please consider joining and contributing to this wiki by adding information to the charts on the various pages (see navigation pane on the left). You can also contribute without joining by adding entries on the discussion tabs for each page."
"We're Mr. Mitchell's 5th grade class at Badger Road Elementary in North Pole, Alaska, for the 2011 - 2012 school year. We're using iPads for teaching and learning again this year. Here's what we've learned so far. Subscribe to our blog and let us know what you think!"
"They developed and released Sosh, a mobile-device application designed, in the words of its iTunes description, “to help tweens, teens and young adults improve social skills.” The program currently is compatible only with iPhones and iPads."
"Programming games is a challenging business. If you've never done it before, you might be surprised at how much code goes into making the most simple things happen on screen. And if you've always wanted to make a game for iOS devices, on top of actually creating the game, there's the App Store approval process and, of course, the wailing hordes that are App Store reviewers.
Well, now there's a new way to try your hand at programming on Apple's tablet -- a new app from Adelaide-based Two Lives Left known as Codify."
"Echos d’école: Memory HD, by Maxime Carpentier, is an app that the kids can’t seem to get enough of! We immediately took note that Echos d’ecole’s app has sound educational merit, especially the auditory discrimination component which is so often overlooked."
"Last week I got an email from Julian Roberts in London asking if I could update this Podcast with my current preferences and I thought that was a great idea, so thanks for the idea Julian. Let’s take a look at the main photography related apps that I’m currently using on my iPad."
"Apple’s new iCloud service is the promise of MobileMe made real. Imagine a PC-free future, traveling our world with an iPad, iPhone, iPod touch and yes, even a Mac or PC, without ever having to sync them together again."
"The typical way to figure out what consumers want is to go out and do a survey. Or stay in and conduct focus groups. But Method, the design and branding agency, set out to do something a bit more interesting when Dell commissioned them to research the tablet market. Instead of a survey, they mined Google to figure out what people were searching for."
"If you haven’t upgraded already, hook up your Apple device to your computer and launch iTunes now. Click on your device in the sidebar, and under Version you’ll see a button called Check for Update: click it. Follow the onscreen instructions and we’ll meet you back here once your device has rebooted to show you what’s what.
If you follow my blog, you will know that Ms. Carnazzo has quite the iLesson toolkit (e.g short vowel sounds with Songify, Math fact families with Talking Tom and friends, classifying motion with iCardSort, and integrating Math and literacy using Puppet Pals Director’s Pass) for utilizing one iPad in her elementary classroom."