Tuesday, Nov. 5
4-5 p.m. ET
With close to one million apps now available, which ones should you choose? Using class profiling, goal selection, app evaluation methods and universal design for learning as their guides, professionals in education and rehabilitation sciences share their top 10 apps to support multiple means of representation, expression and engagement so that ALL students, including those with disabilities,, can enjoy meaningful academic and social participation. You’ll have the chance to share your favorite apps as well!
After completing this program, you will be able to:
- Identify and evaluate apps for applicability to the principles of universal design for learning
- Discuss how these apps can be essential for some and useful for all students.
Alex Dunn is a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Upper Canada District School Board and president of Inclusioneers, an organization dedicated to ensuring that ALL students achieve the goals of meaningful education and social participation. She has presented on SMART Technology, iDevices, and assistive technology across the United States and Canada and in Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Puerto Rico. Alex was named SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator of the Year for Canada for 2012 and was awarded the prestigious C21 Shifting Minds National Award for distinctive achievement in the field of 21st Century learning and innovation. Alex was appointed as an Officer for Special Education Technology Special Interest Group for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
In February 2013, Alex was named the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Association for Community Living Inclusive Education Award. The programs she designs not only address the individual needs of students, but also support their interaction as valued members of their classrooms and schools. Alex uses SMART Boards, iPads, Nintendo DSis and a host of software programs to ensure every student is able to participate to his or her fullest capability. Her enthusiasm has led her to create the Smart Inclusion wiki
, a database that is a useful resource for parents, teachers and the public, all of whom are invited to provide their own insights by posting their own material. Alex uses her Twitter account (@SmartInclusion
) to support family members, teachers and other professionals to ask questions and share pertinent information.