We have gathered links that we thought are both informational and useful:
- An example lesson plan using Enchanted Dictionary.
- A great article by Common Sense Media on teen's views of social media.
- The Common Core State Standards, by the National Governors Association Center for Best Practices, Council of Chief State School Officers.
- A PowerPoint presentation that accompanied a talk that Margaret gave at the Down's Syndrome Association about Proloquo2Go.
- A PowerPoint presentation that went along with a talk that Margaret gave at the Ohio Middle Level Association (OMLA) about being both an educator and app developer.
- Our list of Apps for Older Students to Enhance Language and Learning Skills.
- Recommended iPad book apps for older and reluctant readers, ages 8-12 on Carisa Kluver's iPad children's book review site.
- Word Finding Difficultites is a terrific resource provided by Diane German, PhD, Professor at National Louis University, Holder of Endowed Chair in Special Education and ASHA fellow.
- iLearn II: An Analysis of the Education Category on Apple's App Store, Released in January, 2012, this report gives a highly informative summary of the state of educational app development and suggests directions for the future.
- Word Generation is a research-based vocabulary program for middle school students, designed to teach words through lanugage arts, math, science, and social studies classes. The program employs several strategies to ensure that students learn words in a variety of contexts. It is an amazing resource and has free downloads of the assessments and materials.
- An article on evidence based practice for vocabulary instruction with ELL.
- We appreciate the mention of Enchanted Dictionary on Broxterman's Bugle: Teaching with Technology.
- Speech Language Neighborhood is the place for SLPs and parents to learn about using apps in speech and language therapy.
- Applications for Speech Langauage Pathology Practice includes links for finding apps, as well as additonal information about their use.
- Apps for Literacy Support, "Advancing independent achievement through technology."
- Mobile Devices and Communication Apps: Current Trends and Future Directions. Howard Shane, Jessica Gosnell, David McNaughton, and Sam Sennott discuss the use of mobile communication technologies (e.g., the iPad) by children with complex communication needs. By AAC-RERC.
- Effective Strategies for Teaching Vocabulary on K12 Reader.