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Mobile Supports for the Diverse Learner – The iPad Edition

Description

When our colleges and universities went fully on-line last March in response to the pandemic, most (if not all) classroom materials were delivered digitally. The availability of digital formats provided valuable flexibility for delivering educational content in a variety of ways. However, it also made it glaringly apparent that, in addition to accessible materials, students need to address a variety of executive functioning issues: organizational skills, planning and prioritization, self-monitoring, and task initiation. Fortunately, most students have access to mobile devices and use them to access curriculum and complete assignments. We must leverage those devices by both customizing them and using their built-in accessibility features to support diverse learners. In this webinar, we will cover the accessibility features available on the iPad and apps that students and educators can use to support student success. We’ll cover apps for note-taking, organization, optical character recognition, text-to-speech, captioning, writing supports, reading supports, and much more.

Contributors

  • Mark Coppin

    Mark Coppin is the Director of Disability Services at North Dakota State University. He is a RESNA Certified Assistive Technology Professional. Mark has presented at state, regional, national, and international conferences on such topics as technology and teaching, special education, assistive technology, mobile devices in education, and autism. He has presented twice at the United Nations on the importance of accessibility. Mark holds a bachelor's degree in speech communications and special education and a master’s degree in educational media design and technology. In 2009, Mark was named an Apple Distinguished Educator, and served on their advisory board from 2009-2012. In 2013, Coppin was one of 10 educators recognized as a Champion of Change by the White House. Coppin also serves on the SXSWEDU (South By Southwest Education) advisory board.

March 9, 2021
Tue 3:00 PM EST

Duration 1H 30M

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