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Friday, April 28

  1. page Learning to Learn iPad Apps edited ... What about learning apps?: Most complex apps have an 'on-boarding' series of steps to follow …
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    What about learning apps?:
    Most complex apps have an 'on-boarding' series of steps to follow the first time they run. Follow the steps, reading carefully. Take advantage of any videos and web links that are included in the 'on-boarding'. If you still have questions, most complex apps have a Help button in the app settings, and additional resources on the developer's website,
    I want to print or email a document in an app or a screenshot. Are there some special tricks?
    In some cases, there are special tricks.
    To take a screen shot: You might do this, for example, if you want to print out a Proloquo2Go grid page. Simultaneously push the Power button and the Home button. You will hear a click, and the picture will be added to the Photos in the Photos app.
    To email a Photo: open the Photos app, find the Photo, tap on it, tap the Share button (a box with an arrow pointing up out of it), find the Outlook option, tap on it, fill in the email To: address, and Send.
    Most of the current apps for writing will have a Share button that operates in the same way as for Photos. Some older apps may not have a Share button. If an older app only has a Print button, tap the Print button. A Printer Options popup window will appear, with a thumbnail image of the page to be printed. With 2 fingers (or finger and thumb), do the Zoom Out gesture (move fingers apart) on the image. An image window will appear, and this time it will have a Share button. Tap the Share button as before, to use Outlook to email the document.

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  2. page Learning to Learn iPad Apps edited ... SPS Special Education iPads have a special certificate installed that allows unblocking of web…
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    SPS Special Education iPads have a special certificate installed that allows unblocking of websites that are blocked by the district ContentKeeper.
    SPS Special Education iPads have 2 special certificates installed that allow apps to be remotely pushed to the iPad. SpEd Assistive Technology owns many apps already, using a Volume Purchase Program to reduce costs.
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    go to
    http://fmweb.spokaneschools.org/fmi/webd#Inventory
    Choose the Guest Account option and click OK.
    Search for our apps by name (partial or blank name is fine), find an app you want, and click Request App
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    in the iDevice App Request
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    Blackboard -> Special Education 2016 - 2017 -> Assistive Tech
    The district changed to Office 365 Outlook email in April 2017. If an iPad isn't already set up with Office 365 email, install the free Outlook app and set it up with the Office 365 account you want to use. If the iPad is using iCloud email, turn that off in iCloud settings.
    The most convenient way to print is to email the document that you want to print to your computer, and print it from your computer. It is possible to print directly from the iPad, but it's usually not worth the trouble to set it up.
    What about learning apps?:
    Most complex apps have an 'on-boarding' series of steps to follow the first time they run. Follow the steps, reading carefully. Take advantage of any videos and web links that are included in the 'on-boarding'. If you still have questions, most complex apps have a Help button in the app settings, and additional resources on the developer's website,

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  3. page Learning to Learn iPad Apps edited Don't have an iPhone, and never touched an iPad? Here's how to get started: Learning with iPad i…
    Don't have an iPhone, and never touched an iPad? Here's how to get started:
    Learning with iPad
    iPad User Guide
    Comfortable to move on? Here are some specifics about iPads for Special Education in Spokane School District:
    SPS Special Education iPads each have an Apple ID that is assigned for that device. The Apple ID information is typically found in the first Note in the Notes app. You can use this Apple ID to install any free app from the App Store.
    The device's Apple ID is also used to sign in to iCloud. Please don't sign out of iCloud, because we use iCloud's Find My iPad feature to find the iPad if it gets lost.
    SPS Special Education iPads have a special certificate installed that allows them to access the district SPSinternalAC Wi-Fi network.
    SPS Special Education iPads have a special certificate installed that allows unblocking of websites that are blocked by the district ContentKeeper.
    SPS Special Education iPads have 2 special certificates installed that allow apps to be remotely pushed to the iPad. SpEd Assistive Technology owns many apps already, using a Volume Purchase Program to reduce costs.
    You can request apps to be pushed to an iPad. On any web browser, go to
    http://fmweb.spokaneschools.org/fmi/webd#Inventory
    Choose the Guest Account option and click OK.
    Search for our apps by name (partial or blank name is fine), find an app you want, and click Request App
    It will ask for the iPad's 6-digit inventory number (usually the Name of the iPad in Settings->About). If the app is free, an email will automatically be sent to request the app to be pushed. If the app has a cost, you will be directed to an App Request form (because paid apps require authorization). If you don't see the app you want, send in the App Request form found on Blackboard ->

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Monday, May 4

  1. page SwitchBlake Beta Test edited SwitchBlake is a work in progress, only available to invited beta-testers. It is a cause-and-effec…
    SwitchBlake is a work in progress, only available to invited beta-testers. It is a cause-and-effect app that responds to screen taps and bluetooth switch commands.
    Currently, it uses a bluetooth switch interface that provides a 'space' keypress when the switch is activated.

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Wednesday, December 3

  1. page Prizmo, ReadIris, Voice Dream, PDF Expert edited Paper = BAD Paper BAD= Who are you gonna call? Prizmo Prizmo is ... synthesized voices. …
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    synthesized voices. It can also export PDF files using the recognized text.
    The latest version now supports the new iOS 8 features of Extensions and Documents. There aren't a lot of apps that support Extensions yet, but there will be. Extensions will allow other apps on the iPad to use Prizmo's scanning, OCR, and read-out-loud functions without leaving the app. For example, you could be in Pages, and grab a snapshot of a book page, OCR it, and bring it into your Pages document without ever leaving Pages.
    Prizmo: About page
    Readiris
    Readiris also has a good OCR engine, and allows you to "scan" and convert paper documents to digital files in a variety of formats. It is probably better than Prizmo for documents (like textbook pages) with complicated layouts. You have to import the images from photo library - it doesn't take pictures from inside the app. It supports Dropbox, Evernote, and Google Docs fo export.
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    voicedream

    voice dream is a simple and great-sounding read-out-loud app for all kinds of documents: PDF, ePub, DAISY, Word.
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  2. page Prizmo, ReadIris, Voice Dream, PDF Expert edited Paper = BAD Prizmo is a very useful app for "scanning" documents (using the iPad camer…
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    Prizmo is a very useful app for "scanning" documents (using the iPad camera), recognizing the text using a very good Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine, and then reading the text out loud using high-quality synthesized voices.
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    Prizmo: About page
    voice dream is a simple and great-sounding read-out-loud app for all kinds of documents: PDF, ePub, DAISY, Word.
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  4. page Prizmo, ReadIris, Voice Dream, PDF Expert edited Prizmo is a very useful app for "scanning" documents (using the iPad camera), recognizin…
    Prizmo is a very useful app for "scanning" documents (using the iPad camera), recognizing the text (using a very good Optical Character Recognition (OCR) engine, and then reading the text out loud using high-quality synthesized voices.
    The latest version now supports the new iOS 8 features of Extensions and Documents, and that makes it a great choice.
    Prizmo: About page

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