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Spectronics

Spectronics is Australia’s largest supplier of special needs software and assistive technology.

Sue Larkey – Managing Tablets

Sue Larkey is an Autism Spectrum specialist. The website provides informative ‘tip sheets’ as well as retailing books and sensory toys. Sue also runs workshops.

Richard Hirstwood Training – Tablet Ideas

Richard Hirstwood Training site has a number of factsheets, YouTube clips, case studies and informational pages related to multisensory rooms and Tablet apps.

How-To Geek – Tablet Tips and Tricks

A comprehensive site about how to use and manage a Tablet device.

Oaklands School – A Guide To Getting the Most Out of Your Device

Oaklands School have produced this accessible guide to using tablet devices.

Every Student – The Technology Initiative

The Technology Initiative was developed by two special schools based in Sydney. It is designed to assist students with special education needs to effectively use a tablet device within the curriculum.

Every Student – The Technology Initiative

The Technology Initiative was developed by two special schools based in Sydney. It is designed to assist students with special education needs to effectively use an tablet within the curriculum.

Apps For Children With Special Needs

An up-to-date site listing a few of the many apps that there are!

Smart Apps For Special Needs

An excellent website with up-to-date information about apps for special needs. Sign up for their special needs apps alert and receive daily emails on which apps are free! You can also follow them on Facebook.

Tablets For Education

Learn about using tablet devices for Learning. Explore specially selected apps, classroom ideas and technical tips for using tablets in education.

An iPod/iPad Apps Resource (Apple devices only)

A useful document which answers many questions about using iPad devices with students with special education and references many useful websites. A good article for parents.

Spectronics – Apps and Mobile Learning

Spectronics is Australia’s largest supplier of special needs software and assistive technology.

ClickSpecialEdNZ – Apps

A wonderful New Zealand website that contains a vast amount of information for teaching students with special needs. Within their ‘News Room’, there is an apps section. Take a look at the Flo Longhorn resource lists which are full of very useful information.

iPads in the Classroom – Kathy Schrock

Kathy Schrock’s iPads 4 Teaching website, is absolutely full of tips, tricks and resources for teaching and learning with iPads and has a large special education. (Apple devices only)

iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch Apps for (Special) Education (Apple devices only)

This is a list of iPhone, iPad and iPod touch apps for education and special education. Each app in the list includes a one sentence description by the author.

Development Autism Research Technology (DART)

Contains app reviews organised by app function and updated regularly for students with autism.

Jeremy Brown’s App Recommendations for Students with Autism

Contains different sections which makes it easy to look for an app.

Special Education Apps Livebinder

This is a ‘livebinder’ which is a set of URL links to a wide range of websites which have useful information about using tablets and apps within the classroom. It is regularly updated to ensure that all the links are current.