Wednesday, November 17, 2010

App Corner: IEP Checklist, Percentally, Conover Company Samplers

App has been used as a shorthand term for “applications” and has recently become popular to indicate specifically a mobile application.  App as a term grew even more in popularity with the opening of Apples App Store which can be accessed through iTunes.  In our new “App Corner” in Tech Notes we will highlight mobile applications that are universally designed or meet an educational need. This App Corner features apps for special education.

IEP Checklist - IEP Checklist IEP Checklist is a free app developed by the Parent Educational Advocacy Training Center (PEATC) in Virginia. The IEP Checklist App helps parents  of students with special needs become better-informed advocates by making IEP  information easier to access. Version 2 has active links to the relevant  language in the federal regulations; allows users to record the IEP meeting or  record notes; and has the capacity to print out notes and click on a checklist  as requested items are discussed. IEP Checklist Free (2.5 out of 5 stars from 185 reviews. Information from the Apple iTunes Store viewed on 9/10/10)

 Percentally - Percentally is a data collection app created by speech therapist Eric Sailers  that converts tallies to percentages. Use Percentally to track progess in  education, physical education and more. Percentally $2.99 (5 out of 5 stars from  25 reviews. Information from the Apple iTunes Store viewed on 9/10/10)

Conover Company Sampler - Conover Company has created 40 new iPod apps with 4 free sampler apps. These app convey life skills information in picture and video format. Think of it as a video dictionary.  Titles include: Survival Skills, Information, Social Skills and more.   Sampler of apps available for FREE; other apps $.99

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