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Monday, April 25 • 11:00am - 12:00pm
iCan with iOS: Reach ALL Learners with Accessibility and Universal Design for Learning

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The built-in accessibility features and reader tools found within iPad's user interface are key in personalizing the device for one’s own learning, but these features are often underutilized or unknown entirely. When used as they were designed, students who struggle with reading, organization, attention and focus use these tools to reduce sensory overload, organize their thoughts and ideas and ultimately take charge of their own learning. 
Built-in iOS features support learning for students who have weak physical and motor skills, vision and hearing challenges, attention challenges and/or other cognitive and learning disabilities.  For example, students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD have average to above average intelligence and can function extremely well in learning environments, when provided with the tools to do so. This session will focus on specific iOS features that support reading comprehension, speech/oral expression, written expression and organization, time management & planning.  iOS accessibility features, such as dictation, speak selection with text highlighting, zoom, VoiceOver, Guided Access and MORE will be utilized with time for exploration, dialogue and application. Participants will also discover how struggling readers can utilize iBooks reader tools (highlighting, notes, bookmarking, built-in dictionary) to help them reach their full potential.



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Jenny Grabiec

Director of Instructional Technology, The Fletcher School
Jenny began her teaching career as a third grade teacher in New York State. Selected as an Apple Distinguished Educator in 2013, Jenny has spent the past five years working primarily with iPads in education. Jenny is currently the Director of Instructional Technology at The Fletcher School, a K-12 school in Charlotte, NC for students with specific learning disabilities and/or ADHD. Here she had the privilege of leading a one-to-one iPad/Mac... Read More →


Monday April 25, 2016 11:00am - 12:00pm
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