Apps

iPad

Blooms Taxonomy Apps - This page gathers all of the Bloomin’ Apps projects in one place!  Each of the images has clickable hotspots and includes suggestions for  iPad, Google, Android, and Web 2.0 applications  to support each of the levels of Bloom’s Revised Taxonomy. The use of the triangle shape for Bloomin’ apps projects was specifically NOT used to help clear up the misunderstanding that the levels are hierarchical and the top levels only make up a tiny portion of the cognitive processes.

Explain Everything -Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design tool that lets you annotate, animate, and narrate explanations and presentations. You can create dynamic interactive lessons, activities, assessments, and tutorials using Explain Everything’s flexible and integrated design. Use Explain Everything as an interactive whiteboard using the iPad 2 (and the new iPad) video display.

Join me - With the join.me viewer, you can join an online meeting no matter where you go. View someone’s screen, share ideas and collaborate in real time, for free!

iPads for signifiant disabilities - This wiki is a collection of resources and ideas for using the iPad with students who have the most significant disabilities. I will make no attempt at defining the disabilities, but merely make some implementation and instructional suggestions for the iPad. Remember we don’t want to start with the tool, so please consider completing a SETT to determine if the iPad is indeed appropriate for your students. If so, I hope you find usable ideas here. Feel free to contact me with your ideas.

BehaviorLENS by SuperPsyched, LLC - Behavior Lens is a multimodal behavior observation tool created by school psychologists to identify the frequency, duration, and function of behaviors of interest for use on the iPad.

1. Interval Recording allows the user to estimate time-on-task by coding the individual’s behavior at pre-determined intervals, without requiring that the individual to be continuously observed. The tool allows the user to code behavior for a typical peer to obtain comparative data.

2. ABC (Antecedent, Behavior, Consequence) recording allows the user to collect information regarding the events that occur immediately preceding and following an individual’s behaviors of interest. Patterns emerge from ABC data that allow the user to see the relationship between the individual’s behavior and his environment. The tool allows the user to code not only actual consequences of problem behaviors, but also the “perceived function” of the individual’s behavior.

3. Duration recording allows the user to monitor the length of time an individual engages in a behavior of interest. Behaviors are recorded with an in-app timer as the behavior of interest begins and ends. The tool allows for multiple behaviors to be recorded simultaneously, and does not require a pre-determined observation length to ensure that all pertinent data is recorded.

4. Frequency recording allows the user to tally the occurrences of a behavior of interest over time. The tool allows for multiple behaviors to be recorded simultaneously, and does not require a pre-determined observation length to ensure that all pertinent data is counted.

D.A.T.A  - The Direct Assessment Tracking Application (D.A.T.A.) is designed to allow users to precisely measure how often and how long events occur over time. The application can be used to conveniently and inconspicuously collect data on a wide range of events in a variety of settings.

The Texas Computer Education Association has created a spreadsheet of Apps, organized by topic in the following categories:

Click on any of the blue titles to access the spreadsheet.

Brighter and Bigger -
“Brighter and Bigger” is a reading glasses tool for people who have difficulty reading fine print and focusing on nearby objects due to presbyopia, eye illness, etc.

Presbyopia is a normal condition for people over the age of 40, which arises from age-related changes in the anatomy of the eye. Moreover, it becomes difficult to read small letters due to eye illnesses, such as cataracts and low vision.

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  • Events on August 13, 2014
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      Ends: 12:00 am, August 15, 2014

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    • Directors Mtg

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      Ends: 12:00 pm, August 15, 2014

      Location: ZED

  • Events on August 18, 2014
    • MN BVI Mentoring Workshop

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:20 pm, August 18, 2014

      Location: Minnesota Department of Education, Minnesota 36, Roseville, MN, United States

      Description: Mentors & Proteges

  • Events on August 19, 2014
    • Chairs/Co-Chairs - Planning

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 2:00 pm, August 19, 2014

      Location: People's Food Cooperative, 1st Avenue Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: To network chairs:
      Some dates were changed due to conflicts with LILF Meetings, presenter availability, etc. There will be a simplified registration process for the year so that members can ask for all the dates at once for network members. We are still connecting with some presenters to see what the costs will be and if they are available.

      Registration process:
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      All Network members will be invited to all network meetings in August.

      Additional dates may have been added due to needs to accomplish some regional business as well.

      Regional business includes exploring Best Practices for each network (top 5) building capacity regarding UDL, Science of Implementation, and Results Based accountability, etc. Activities for this may include, viewing webinars and holding discussions, conversations on "how does this apply to my work", etc...

      Due to funding limitations this year we will be doing more ongoing trainings within the networks, conversations on behavior and mental health with your suggested presenters. This should in turn assist in developing relationships with those who are leaders in the field outside of education.

      There will be a Chair/cochair meeting on 8-19-14. Stipend of $125 for the day.

      Agenda Items
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  • Events on August 20, 2014
    • Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Strategies for Individual Students

      Starts: 8:30 am

      Ends: 3:45 pm, August 20, 2014

      Location: Rochester International Event Center, Airport View Drive Southwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: The Interventions training for Region 10 will help improve the behavior management and intervention skills of the teachers and paraprofessionals by looking at research-support behavioral interventions and strategies. The goal is to ensure that behavior interventions are designed and implemented in the most time, personnel, and cost effective manner possible, while still meeting student’s needs. Mike Booher, from Safe & Civil Schools, will be the trainer/consultant. The materials and resources for this training are based on one book:
      • Interventions: Evidence-Based Behavioral Interventions for the Individual Student by Randy Sprick and Mickey Garrison (2008)

      The training will look at what we know about changing student behavior, especially those students who continue to display inappropriate behavior despite teachers' classroom management plans. The training will focus on how to help teachers and paras work collaboratively to implement six early-stage interventions from the Interventions book that research has shown to be highly effective in promoting positive behavior change. These six early-stage interventions are easy and quick for a teacher to implement with the support of a para-professional.

      Agenda

      1. Providing an overview of behavior interventions and the essential ingredients to intervening successfully:
      Understanding the history of behavior interventions and why schools and teachers have struggled
      What the research says are the five key variables to manipulate
      Key elements in effective interventions
      Understanding how student motivation impacts an intervention plan

      2. Learn specific behavior interventions:
      Coverage of the 6 evidence-based early-stage interventions from Interventions:
      Planned Discussion
      Academic Assistance
      Goal Setting
      Data Collection and Debriefing
      Increasing Positive Interactions
      STOIC Analysis and Interventions

      3. Provide a quick overview of Managing the Cycle of Emotional Escalation which is a highly structured interventions from the book.

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  • Events on September 5, 2014
    • State Directors

      Starts: 12:00 am

      Ends: 12:00 am, September 6, 2014

  • Events on September 10, 2014
    • RLIF

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      Ends: 12:00 am, September 12, 2014

  • Events on September 15, 2014
    • ASD Network Mtg

      Starts: 9:00 am

      Ends: 3:00 pm, September 15, 2014

      Location: People's Food Co-Op, 6th Street Northwest, Rochester, MN, United States

      Description: Elizabeth Reeves