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Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students

Make amazing music in ALL classrooms for ALL students

Imagine your students making unbelievable sounding music by simply moving their hands through laser beams! Play in a group or on their own Record and share their performances With no complicated learning curve to get started – for them or for you! Meet the Beamz Interactive Music System and read on for more info about how it's great …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2014

Follow SENICT on Pinterest Follow SENICT on Pinterest where you’ll find hundreds of pins sharing FREE cause and effect activities, fantastic interactive web sites, heaps of teaching resources and EVERY IPAD APP we have ever recommended during our training or on our Facebook page. You can visit our new Pinterest page by clicking the picture above.   Two …

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Latest Spectronics Online Video! Making the Transition From Version 6 – The ‘How To’ in Boardmaker Studio

Latest Spectronics Online Video! Making the Transition From Version 6 – The ‘How To’ in Boardmaker Studio

Check out the latest video JUST added to the Spectronics Online Resources! Making the Transition From Version 6 – The ‘How To’ in Boardmaker Studio is available now! Login to start watching straight away!

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Gentle Technology Approach – Implementation of Technology

Gentle Technology Approach – Implementation of Technology

The introduction of Inclusive or Assistive Technologies (AT) will have a definite impact on an individual. Technology can prove to impact positively on people and often can impact negatively. Issues such as abandonment, misuse, underuse and failure often occur due to major factors, including one or more of the following: Poor initial assessment (or lack of assessment) of …

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iPads in SEN – Some Strategies

iPads in SEN – Some Strategies

A technology shift has taken place, with some schools not really paying attention. Most schools are eager to follow trends, and try to keep pace with technology advancements. The iPad is still relatively new to education (approximately being used over the last 28 months), with other tablets being used very successfully in many schools before its release in …

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Karen and Lee Voices available on MAC OS

Karen and Lee Voices available on MAC OS

Whilst attending the excellent Making a Difference SA Expo last week, conducted at Hindmarsh, Jim  Sprialis, Craig and I discovered that some high quality Australian text to speech (TTS) Karen and Lee were available as free downloads for MAC OS users. These voices are freely available for download in the later versions of MAC OS 10.7 (or later).  …

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Weally Wonderful Apps V4.0

Weally Wonderful Apps V4.0

Another update to the Weally Wonderful Apps – now at Version 4 in May 2012. Download Weally Wonderful Apps (MS Word doc 1.1 MB) – Use Firefox to download if you have problem with saving the file under Internet Explorer. If you don’t have Microsoft Word, you can download a free Microsoft Word viewer.

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Using iPads with Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Using iPads with Students with Intellectual Disabilities

Definition of an Intellectual Disability ‘Intellectual disability is a broad concept encompassing various intellectual deficits, including mental retardation (MR), deficits too mild to properly qualify as MR, various conditions such as specific learning disability, and problems acquired later in life through acquired brain injuries or neurodegenerative diseases like dementia. Intellectual disabilities may appear at any age.’ [Source – …

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Is there an app for that? Signing apps relevant to the Australian context.

Is there an app for that? Signing apps relevant to the Australian context.

Quite often I get asked whether there is an app to teach Key Word Sign in Australia. The short answer is “no” – however, there are apps that you can use as a reference to learn the Auslan signs which are then used when communicating using Key Word Sign and Gesture – confused?!?! – well read on! As …

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Willans Hill One Year On – still providing literacy for ALL students

Willans Hill One Year On – still providing literacy for ALL students

Reposted with permission from www.janefarrall.com/blog   Last year I wrote about the exciting literacy project I was involved with at Willans Hill School in Wagga Wagga on the Spectronics blog.  The inspiration for my original blog (apart from overwhelming excitement about the changes we were seeing) was an interview with Prime Television.  Last week, the school was visited …

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