Tools to help special education students get organized

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In her edWeb.net webinar, “Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships,”  Tamara Kaldor mentioned several apps which help kids to be independent, which is important starting in 5th grade and especially in high school. Kaldor said apps might not be needed if the device’s calendar function does the job. For example, to make sure she remembered her locker combination, Kaldor’s daughter simply put the code in the calendar alarm, which she scheduled to appear about the time she needed to open her locker.

30/30

30/30

30/30 (Free for iPhone, iPad) is an icon-based productivity manager which allows kids to make lists of tasks and the amount of time to get them done. Kaldor uses it to block calls on her phone when she is working. Some Android users say that Self TODO (Free for Android) is a decent substitute for 30/30.

Remind

Remind

Remind (Free for iPhone, iPad, and Android) offers teachers a free, safe, and simple way to instantly text students and parents.

Evernote

Evernote

Evernote (Free for iPhone, iPad, and Android) organizes all your project information such as notes, to-do lists, photos, articles, and more, and allows you to share them with others.

WritePad ($3.99 for iPhone, iPad, iPod, and $4.99 on Android) translates handwriting into typed text.

WritePad

WritePad

Type on PDF

Type on PDF

Type on PDF (Free for iPhone and iPad. iOS 6 and below). Lets you write text on PDF files. Has been replaced by Smart Forms for iOS 7. A free Android substitute is Fill and Sign PDF Forms.

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