Using iPads to Support Older Students Struggling with Literacy | Full day Video!

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Now available to you as an Spectronics Online Premium Subscriber, a full day of video recorded live at the iPad MasterClass: Using iPads to Support Older Students Struggling with Literacy in Secondary School and Post-secondary Settings workshop in February 2014! Covering a range of individualised strategies and tools proven to be effective in supporting students who are struggling with literacy in secondary school or at Uni/TAFE/Polytech.

Expertly guided by your presenter, Greg O’Connor, who has over 30 years of classroom teaching experience.

Learn how apps like the popular Evernote support time management, note-taking, task completion and organised retrieval of researched materials. Consider alternative note-taking formats such as those offered by ClaroPDF. Explore improvements to your students’ reading comprehension and proofreading skills via text-to-speech apps such as iReadWrite and ClaroSpeak. Discuss the pros and cons of speech recognition on the iPad. See writing supports like word prediction within the Co:Writer and WriteOnline apps, come to life on the iPad. Tools previously only available on Windows and Mac computers. It is a rapidly changing playing field, which Greg will skilfully guide you through over the course of this inspiring day!

The place for laptop-installed software and Google Chrome Extensions and apps which complement apps on the iPad, will also be discussed as part of an overall literacy toolkit critical for effectively supporting older struggling students. So many options to consider! 

Use this new video as your opportunity to attend this iPad MasterClass "virtually" via this recording of the full-day workshop. You will see all of the workshop’s presentation slides appearing along the bottom of the screen. If you wish to view the discussion around one particular slide or section of the presentation, just click on the slide you are after, and then click to play the video. The video will start at that point of the presentation day, and will continue from there.

This video is also supported by handouts and presentations downloadable on this video page or as listed on the  iPads for Literacy Support MasterClass Landing Page here.

Apps demonstrated or mentioned during this workshop …

Free apps

Low-cost apps

Higher cost (but recommended) apps

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About Barbara Landsberg

Sales and Marketing Director
BOccThy, MBA

Barbara is an Occupational Therapist who joined the Spectronics team 14 years ago. Prior to that time, she spent 17 years in occupational therapy positions working with adults and children with a variety of physical disabilities and learning difficulties. She also held the position of Coordinator of the assistive technology service of the Independent Living Centre of Queensland for three years before moving to Spectronics. On completion of her Masters of Business Administration (MBA) in 2010, she assumed the role of Sales and Marketing Director at the company and, among other roles, oversees running of the exciting and innovative Inclusive Learning Technologies Conference hosted every two years by Spectronics.

Barbara has a strong interest in the opportunities for students with disabilities or learning difficulties made possible through technology. She is also a passionate advocate of the use of social media tools to promote the power of inclusive learning technologies to enable independent achievement for all – whatever form that achievement might take.

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