Apps for the New Alternate Assessment Regulations

7/9/2013 12:00:00 AM

Say hello to SACC - Skills and Achievement Commencement Credential - for special-needs students who are alternately assessed. Next there are the Work Credential available to all students with an IEP, which is similar to the National Work Credential. This will go into effect July 1, 2013. In addition, how we track data will also be mandated. 

Can we use the iPad to meet these new expectations? If you have a 1:1 iPad classroom, you can design your students’ iPads to meet these new goals as well as the traditional goals. At the same time you can track the students’ data either using the student’s iPad or by recording the data on your own. Now as teachers we can send these reports to parents as well as keep up-to-date data on each of our students.

For educators who want to see and understand the Skills and Achievement Commencement: SACC-SudExitSummary- Blank form. As you plan for your new school year please note your Universal Foundation Skills, Thinking Skills, Personal Qualities, Interpersonal Skills, Technology, Career Development, Integrated Learning, Managing Information and Systems.

Career Development- Knowledge about the world of work, career options, personal skills, aptitudes and abilities relating to future careers.

Job Interview Free- This fits the needs of the Alternate Assessment population using video, flip cards checklists and quizzes.   Quiz questions are appropriate such as “Is it ok to chew gum on an interview?” Flipcards ask questions with helpful hints. Checklists offer questions that students can investigate such as “Have you checked the company’s website?” 

Integrated Learning: Application of academic knowledge and skills to school, community and home setting.

Vocabulary Spelling City Free (premium membership is $49.99 for 25 students). This app will allow you to keep records on your students, differentiate learning using different lists for each student. Also allow you to make lists that are applicable to the SACC. Students can alphabetize, parts of speech, testme, etc. 

Learn Money $4.99 Though the app is for 4-9 year olds it will assist students with coin identification as well as making change. This app allows you to send progress reports to parents.

MakeChange $1.99- Is a nice practice app. Students can make change using $1.00-$5.00. Using life-like coins and dollars students can drag the amount requested, using either a stylus or their finger.

Personal Qualities- Ability to self-manage, plan, organize, and take independent action.

Free Daily Planner Enables students to enter appointments, transition, manage contact and daily schedule.

Capzule PHR $2.99 Sets unlimited medication reminders, uses iCloud for data backup/restore, sets doctor appointment reminders.

Pictello $18.99- Record social stories to discuss transition, how to use unstructured time and personal care skills.

Interpersonal Skills Ability to work independently or as part of a team and relate to different people across settings.

Sosh- $39.00 – lite version is free- This is the app for nine-year-olds and up! Sōsh revolves around five essential abilities for social skills development: Relate, Relax, Reason, Regulate, and Recognize. What do you get in Sōsh? A whole lot. You get a journal, a goals area, a to-do list, and a rating scale that you can use to rate anything from Liz's hairstyle to Herbert's new motorcycle to how happy you are with your new dog. You also get a behavior tracking area, a voice meter, an interest log, and a shredder that you can use to get rid of any negative thought, feeling or situation. And there are lots more!

Some of my favorite parts of Sōsh are the Shredder and the Facial Expressions gallery. Love the shredder! It's visual, it's audible, and it’s brilliant! You just type your trouble and drag it into the shredder to see it vanquished! And the Facial Expressions gallery is a great spot within the app to brush up on recognizing emotions. And, of course, it's visual too.   This one app will address the Interpersonal Skills.

Managing Information- Ability to access and use information

Driving Test $2.99- Whether your student will be driving or not following traffic safety rules will help students make simple decisions when walking or driving.

Weekly Ads and Sales Free- Teach students how to access grocery ads and budget grocery bills.

Managing Resources: Apply financial and human resources and mange time and materials to successfully carry out a planned activity.

Chore Buddy- Manage your Household $.99- Stay on task and manage daily chores from laundry to preparing meals.

Systems: Ability to understand how a system operates and identify information and resources with that system

HopStop Free – learn to navigate your community using buses and subways.

Maps Free on all OS devices- directions for walking and driving.

Data Tracking

Super Duper Data Tracker $1.99 easy to use- input students, goals and send reports to parents.

D.A.T.A Free- designed to allow users to precisely measure how often and how long events occur over time. The application can be used to conveniently and inconspicuously collect data on a wide range of events in a variety of settings.

Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South. Read more at appoplexy.wordpress.com

comments powered by Disqus
Tweets
Photo GalleriesView All Galleries >
Acer C720-2844 Chromebook

(www.acer.com) The Acer C720-2844 Chromebook model delivers speedy performance, a quick boot time of seven seconds, and a matte anti-glare display tha...

Britannica ImageQuest

(www.britannica.com) Britannica Digital Learning has upgraded ImageQuest, a resource for schools and libraries that provides nearly three million rig...

ClassFlow

(www.classflow.com) Promethean has released ClassFlow, a free, all-in-one, cloud-based teaching tool that lets teachers create and deliver interactive...

Adobe Voice

(www.adobe.com) Adobe has released Adobe Voice, an animated video app for the iPad that lets users create and share video stories. The app incorporate...

DeskBoard

(www.boxlight.com) The BOXLIGHT DeskBoard mobile cart adjusts both height and tilt for the P8 ultra short throw interactive projector on a white surfa...

Core 36M

(www.bretford.com) Bretford has introduced Core 36M, a 36-unit charging cart that is optimized for Chromebooks but which also supports most tablets, l...

Edmentum Sensei

(www.edmentum.com) Edmentum Sensei is a mobile optimized solution that helps administrators visualize and track overall school, teacher, and student p...

HMH Player

(www.hmhco.com) HMH has released HMH Player, a new native app for iOS and Google Chrome that streamlines the learning experience for improved digital ...

Juice Power System

(www.bretford.com) Bretford has unveiled an easy-to-use modular power system with exchangeable power components. The Juice Power System uses unique &#...

LightSail

(www.lightsailed.com) LightSail Education has announced a literacy accelerator that combines books with in-text embedded assessments and real-time dat...

myON

(www.myon.com) myON has expanded its digital library to include a set of literacy tools to further personalize the reading experience for students whi...

Nervanix Clarity

(www.nervanix.com) Nervanix has released Clarity, an application that monitors student attention levels as they study and guides them to revisit conce...

MathBall

(www.robotslab.com) RobotsLAB has introduced MathBall, a smart sensor basketball and tablet system that offers curricula in algebra, pre-calculus, phy...

MobileAsset.EDU

(www.waspbarcode.com) Wasp Barcode’s MobileAsset.EDU solutions include everything administrators need to account for their assets, from software...

OpenEd Assessment Creation Tool

(www.opened.io) OpenEd has announced a free tool that lets teachers easily create assessments with the question types required by Common Core standard...

Panasonic TH-80LFB70U

(www.panasonic.com) Panasonic’s TH-80LFB70U interactive LED display features high-speed, multi-touch, interactive capabilities to promote partic...

penveu interactive display system

(www.penveu.com) The penveu interactive display system is a handheld device that turns projectors and large screen displays into interactive whiteboar...

PresentationPro

(www.califone.com) Califone has updated its PresentationPro speaker. The PA310 readily connects with computers, LCD projectors, mobile devices, intera...

PowerSync+ Mobile Companion App

(www.bretford.com) Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has announced the availability of the companion app for its PowerSync+ enabled charge and sync produc...

PureCharge Carts and Stations for iPad

(www.bretford.com) Bretford Manufacturing, Inc. has debuted the PureCharge family of iPad and iPad mini charging carts and stations. By offering pre-i...

ProQuest Research Companion

(www.proquest.com) ProQuest’s new information literacy product, Research Companion, offers videos that guide users through the research process,...

Sphere2 & Class Send Student Engagement Software Platform

(www.averusa.com) AVer Information has developed a Student Engagement platform, providing teachers and students with the tools to transmit document ca...

TabChargeCT2

(www.averusa.com) AVer has released the TabChargeCT2 charge cart solution, which can hold up to 40 Chromebooks, iPads, Android or Windows tablets, lap...

VoiceLift with Instant Alert and Emergency Video Monitoring

(www.extron.com) The Instant Alert function of the Extron VoiceLift Microphone, combined with a PoleVault, WallVault, or PlenumVault classroom AV sys...

SMART Board 6065

(www.smarttech.com) The SMART Board 6065 is an ultra HD, 4K interactive flat panel that offers collaborative capabilities while ensuring lessons run s...

Gaggle Unity Partner Program

(www.gaggle.net) The new Gaggle Unity Partner Program provides free data integration services for all educational technology vendors. Through the Gagg...

Waterford Early Learning, Reading, Math & Science

(www.waterford.org) Waterford Early Learning Cloud can be used at home or to supplement lessons in classrooms. It can also be used for individual adap...

NetSupport School

(www.netsupportschool.com) The latest version of NetSupport School allows teachers to monitor and collaborate with any mix of technology. An enhanced ...

Camtasia

(www.techsmith.com/camtasia) TechSmith’s Camtasia gives teachers the tools to record lessons, create videos, and engage their audiences. Educato...

Panasonic 3E

(www.panasonic.com) Intel has teamed up with Panasonic to announce the Panasonic 3E, which uses the Intel Education 2-in-1 reference design. Designed ...