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iPad Accessibility Lessons and Ideas

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Accessibility Tools Tech Lesson Plans for iPads

Things to think about before using iPads with students:

  • ​​​Use Visuals of the apps or tools that the stduents can use for assingments on the visual schedule ​Apps logos.pdf
  • If teaching a small group of tech ambassadors think about sending, a note home to let parents know what the purpose of the group is and what you plan on doing. Technology Group permission form SAMPLE.docx
  • SD71 app consent form sent home, signed and returned LINK
  • Assign numbers to iPads and then students to these numbers. You could put the numbers on the iPads as labels and set these as the iPad wallpaper.
  • Storage and charging of iPads iPad bin- storage possiblities.docx . Label these with the iPad numbers so they always get returned to the same spot.
  • Figure out how you are going to share/ send the iPad work (Apple TVAppleTVInstructions.pdf, VGA to Lightening adaptor, Air drop, email)
  • Naming student assignments, what conventions are you going to use
    • First name and name of the assignment
    • Initials and name of the assignment
    • Number your students and then use the numbers e.g. 01 and name of assignment, 02 and name of the assignment
  • ​iPad Checklists iPad Skills Checklist (iOS 10-11) 2018.docx
  • Get to Know your iPad Hardware Get to know your iPad.docx
                                   Tech Ambassabor iPad agenda Dec 20th, 2017.docx
                                   Tech Ambassador iPad Feb 21st, 2018 agenda.docx

            

 

Topic or appAccessibility Tools /Ideas Lesson Best Practice Ideas Resources

Part of group expectations

 

 

 

 

 

iPad etiquette, safety, responsibility

 

 

 





Get to know the iPad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 





  • ​Setting up iPad in the  case (Otter Box)

* Think about best access for different students. If student has poor gross or fine motor skills or vision/ processing issues then you might want to consider having the iPad on a slant so the hand/fingers do not rest on the touch screen and to reduce glare from the lights. Position iPad screen away from windows to avoid glare from the window.

 

  • Consider using a headset and microphone if text to speech and speech to text are going to a primary mode of access.

 

Talk to students about being part of the group

To be part of the "Tech" group you have to be …

  • listening
  • attentive
  • here

 

iPad etiquette, safety, responsibility

  • Create class or group iPad Reminders aka Rules (kids come up with the class reminders)
  • Create a Posters using Pic Collage app on the class iPad reminders

Digital Citizenship

Consider using some of the resources on Learn71. ​


Get to know the iPad

Explore:

  • opening case Otter Box (use two fingers at corner and push off one corner at a time)

 

  • setting up iPad Otter Box (case options)
    • flat
    • horizontal or vertical
    • a little bit slanted or slanted a lot

 

 

 

 

 

Orientation to the iPad

turn on off, volume, side switch lock rotation or mute, microphone, camera, headphones, home button

*power down (hold on/ off button down for 15 seconds and then slide to power off)

*power on (hold/on off button down for 15 seconds until you see the apple show up)

  • Set a Learning Intention
  • Use a Visual Schedule
  • Model entire thing first
  • Chunk it in steps modeling each step then have students do each step
  • Have things written down so they have a visual.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible iPad reminders.docx

Pic Collage Quick Guide.docx

How do I use Pic Collage.docx


Learn 71 Digital Citizenship Resources

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 Get to know your iPad.docx

 

 

 

 

 

 

Notes app

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Word app

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Log in for WORD is student#@learn71.ca

password initals and last 4 numbers of student # *if they haven't changed it. 

  • Enable dictation
  • Predictive (Word prediction)/ with Typing feedback
  • Editing with Speak Selection

 

If you have access to a Bluetooth keyboard, this might be a good option for some students.

 

  • Enable dictation
  • Predictive (Word prediction)/ with Typing feedback
  • Editing with Speak Selection

All about me 

1.     Teacher lists attributes on the board and handout with full sentences starters on it.

My name is…

I have ____hair.

I have ______ eyes. ​

  • Name
  • Look like
  • Hobbies
  • Pets/ family members
  • Eat/ drink
  • Toys
  • Sports
  • School

2.     Students think about their attributes and  

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5 simple sentences

Teacher Dictates 5 simple sentences one at a time modeling the rhythm, fluency and cadence of the sentence (auditory). Have these simple sentences written down for students (visual).

 

1. Teacher says sentence aloud, "Today is Monday."

2. Then student says it aloud to practice the sentence.

3. Student dictates same sentence into Notes using Enable Dictation.

4. Student edits the sentence by using text to speech Speak Selection.

5. Student uses Predictive to write a sentence.

5. Student edits the sentence by using text to speech Speak Selection.

  • Set a Learning Intention
  • Use a Visual Schedule
  • Model entire thing first
  • Chunk it in steps modeling each step then have students do each step
  • Keep the sentences simple or based on things the student knows the answers of so it is not 2 new things at once i.e. learning a new tool and thinking about tricky content.

*Tip swipe down from middle of the iPad screen to search for the app.

 

 

Click blue links for resources 
Enable Dictation​

Predictive ​(Scroll down to Predictive on the right handside) 

Speak Selection​ (view resources on right handside) 
All about me starters no symbols.docx

All about me 5 sentences with symbols.pdf

All about me 5 sentences with symbols.bm2
Signing in and out from the Word App on the iPad.docx
Naming documents in the Word app iPad.docx
Emailing an assignment on Word App on the iPad.docx



​​Seeing AI App 
by Microsoft
      Seeing AI.JPG

  • ​This app will read Short Text out loud, you can capture a document and then use Speak Selection to have text to speech. It will also give you information about people and scenes if you use the camera. 

    Providing information about scenes is great for students swho might need support to Read the Room or students with visual impariments. Information about people could helpful for students who have trouble reading faces or emotions. 
  • Seeing AI Free app by Mircrosoft 
  • To find it on the apps store you need to Google it first Seeing AI microsoft and then click the iTunes link ​
​​​1. Download the app from the Apps Store Seeing AI 

2. Demonstrate how to use the Short Text Reading tool.

3. Have students go on a Read the Text hunt around the room or school using the Short Text tool

Do the same for the Document Tool and Speak Selection, Person and Scene Tools. Have stduent share what they discovered. 
​​Website Resources for
Seeing AI
 and How to Videos 

Information on using Speak Selection 
​Snap Type 
Snap Type.JPG
​Snap Type Website 

Snap Type Blog ​
Pic Collage 
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  • Can import Pictures from the photo role, websites, add stickers and change backgrounds and write text using 
    • Enable dictation
    • Predictive (Word prediction)/ with Typing feedback
    • Edit with Speak Selection
  • Use to create posters
  • Curriculum tasks
  • Visuals support
  • Vocabulary support​​

Pic Collage Quick Guide.docx

How do I use Pic Collage.docx

​Office Lens 
Office Lens.JPG
  • Can take a picture of a document and Select Done
  • Export to Word
  • ​Once in Word you can hear text read out loud (speak selection)               and respond / write using Enable dictation, Predictive or the Keyboard ​

Chatterpix kids 
Chatterpix.JPG
  • Can use photos taken by camera or screen shots in photo roll from a search and add a mouth, recording, stickers, frames and write text using
    • Enable dictation
    • Predictive (Word prediction)/ with Typing feedback
    • Edit with Speak Selection​
  • These can be saved to the camera roll, put in Book Creator or uploaded to ePortfolios
  • Story retell, research response, student voice…​
​​ChatterPics Kids TASK CARD.pdf

Chatterpix kids app directions.pdf

chatter_pix_kids_handout.docx

SETBC Chatterpix Overview Handout

SETBC Chatterpix Task Card

SETBC ChatterPix Kids Task Card
Book Creator
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  • Can add photos from camera roll, take photos, add videos, drawing write text using
      • Enable dictation
      • Predictive (Word prediction)/ with Typing feedback
      • Edit with Speak Selection​​
  • Will read the book in Play mode
  • Can add other learning objects saved on the camera roll ​
Book Creator_APP TASK CARD.pdf

Book Creator_APP SMASHING TASK CARD.pdf

Book Creator Skills Checklist

SETBC Book Creator Task Card
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