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iPads for Communication Access Literacy and Learning


183 page PDF book - published 2014


Craig Mill and colleagues at CALL Scotland have produced a revised and greatly expanded edition of this book (176 pages), first published in September 2012. The new edition has been updated for iOS 7.1 and includes information on many new apps that have been released since 2012.

Mobile devices such iPads, iPods and iPhones have taken the world by storm and are increasingly used in teaching and learning, and/or in therapy, to support learners with additional support needs, as well as for personal use. We are aware that people are all at different levels of experience in their use of iPads. We hope this guide will provide you with helpful information and resources to help you on your way.

The book includes chapters on:

  • Getting to grips with the iPad
  • Apps to support teaching & learning
  • Accessibility Options
  • iPad Accessories
  • iPad Resources
  • iPad in Assessments and Exams
  • Managing & Implementing the iPad
  • Glossary of Terms
  • Managing Curriculum Materials between Windows and iPads
  • iPad Management using iTunes: some useful tips.

It aims to support readers who are not necessarily technical specialists and who want to use the iPad with children or adults with additional support needs, special educational needs or disability.

What People said about the 1st Edition

"Excellent overview of the iPad in an educational context with lots of contextualised recommended links. Very useful resource and free to download." (Alistair McNaught, JISC TechDis)

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