8 Useful Accessibility iOS Apps for K-12

8 Useful Accessibility iOS Apps for K-12

This list of 8 Useful Accessibility iOS Apps for K-12 is compiled based on those used by teachers in Eanes ISD. It provides a great starting point for teachers, parents, interventionists and special educators. Apps in this list have been used to assist students over the past 5 years of our 1:1 initiative. We make these accessible to all students K-12 through managed distribution in Self Service (JAMF Software).   Useful Accessibility iOS Apps Learning Ally Link Description Learning Ally Link for mobile is…

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Support Apple Classroom without Opening P2P Traffic

Support Apple Classroom without Opening P2P Traffic

Support Apple Classroom without Opening the Network for Peer to Peer Traffic When it was released Spring 2016, we were really concerned about how to support Apple Classroom without opening the network for Peer to Peer (P2P) traffic. P2P networking is typically blocked in enterprise networks as it is a standard means to distribute Bots, Spywares, Adware, Trojans, Rootkits, Worms and other types of malwares. (Symantec) It is estimated that 60% – 80% of the traffic for any given ISP is P2P traffic. Given the fact that it…

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Meet Apple Classroom – A Test Drive and Eval

Meet Apple Classroom – A Test Drive and Eval

After waiting for several months, I was finally able to meet Apple Classroom.  This new app integrates with your MDM solution to allow teachers greater focus and control over the iPads in their classroom. According to the description: Classroom turns your iPad into a powerful teaching assistant, helping a teacher guide students through a lesson, see their progress, and keep them on track. With Classroom, you can easily launch the same app on every student device at the same time or launch a different app…

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Scaling Up MDM Architecture

Scaling Up MDM Architecture

It seems to be common sense that you should consider scaling up MDM architecture as your 1:1 grows. However, it took us a little longer than expected to move this direction. My shop currently uses the Casper Suite by JAMF Software. It does a really good job, but like anything, it gets hungry for more resources as it grows. We currently manage over 9,000 iOS devices and about 500 assorted MacBooks. Our MDM is running on a single Windows VM. Most days it works…

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EpicWin Great App for Behavior Management Points

EpicWin Great App for Behavior Management Points

EpicWin Great App for Behavior Management EpicWin is a great app for students with behavior management plans that use points sheets. This app was initially designed as a game-based task list for completing chores. Because you can put in the tasks or challenges that need to be completed to earn points, it can be used for much, much more. To-do list with a Role-Playing Game spin Streamlined and fast to use Range of avatars to level-up with Destroy your tasks in animated battles Points and rewards for completing your…

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Teaching with Minecraft PE Mods, Plugins & Add-Ons

Teaching with Minecraft PE Mods, Plugins & Add-Ons

Teaching with Minecraft PE Mods, Plugins &Add-Ons Minecraft PE is a video game developed by the Swedish company Mojang. The creative and building aspects of Minecraft enable players to build constructions out of textured cubes in a 3D world. To this author, it is like virtual Legos on steroids. Other activities in the game include exploration, resource gathering, crafting, and combat. Multiple gameplay modes are available, including survival mode, creative mode, and adventure mode. Minecraft PE (Pocket Edition) is the mobile version…

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3 Free iOS Math Apps Today

3 Free iOS Math Apps Today

3 Free iOS Math Apps Today: Math Flow Apps AppAdvice.com listed these three free iOS math apps in their AppsGoneFree section and it is easy to see why. Flow Plus, MultiFlow, and Division Flow are three really nice math apps that make drilling math facts more game-like. Normally between $4.99 – $5.99, they are a great app to snatch for free. The basic interface is the same on all three, so this article will review them together and then specify differences where needed. In Flow Plus,…

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Minecraft Math – Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

Minecraft Math – Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole

Minecraft Math – Deeper Down the Rabbit Hole by Andrea Jones Minecraft Math – I knew that I needed to explore further. I could not just put it in front of them and say go. So I swallowed my pride, downloaded the “Pocket Edition” of the game to my iPad, and tried to make sense of it. Unfortunately, after a week of trying I was still struggling with basic navigation. I even had my husband play and try to teach me some basic…

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Teaching 3rd Graders Minecraft

Teaching 3rd Graders Minecraft

Teaching 3rd Graders Minecraft by Andrea Jones Why Teaching 3rd Graders Minecraft ? As a teacher I am always looking for new ways to engage my students. Since most of my students are always talking and obsessing about Minecraft, it was an easy choice to go that route. Just the mention of Minecraft and my students eyes light up. As a teacher that is what I want. I want my students excited about the Math we are doing. I want their eyes lit up and chance…

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World FactBook Digital Edition for iOS is Free Today

World FactBook Digital Edition for iOS is Free Today

World FactBook Digital Edition for iOS is Free Today in App Store The World FactBook Digital Edition for iOS is free today. Normally a $3.99, this app is based on the World FactBook data prepared by the US Central Intelligence Agency. This data has been a staple for online research on countries for HS and MS students for years. What makes this app so amazing is the rich and visually appealing way it displays the data. Students will have a much easier time making connections with…

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