iPad apps to improve your executive functioning skills
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April 22, 2011 By: Guest Blogger
by Guest Blogger Vicki Windman
Whether you're a teacher or student, you likely are looking for ways to improve your executive functioning
skills. How can you learn to organize yourself, be productive and not forget
what you need to do everyday? The IPad has an array of tools to help you stay
on task and remember what you need to do.
In addition, the apps can be tailored to your specific needs, whether it
be an agenda, folders, color coding, a reminder, a microphone built into a note
taking app, or just a simple note.
Remember Everything – Evernote.
It is free. Forget writing on your hand or sticky notes. Use your iPhone or iPad 2 take a picture,
record a note, send a PDF, or just jot a note. Syncs with your Mac, phone and
Hand Writing Recognition – Write Pad
allows you a variety of options: handwriting recognition, write your note with
your finger or a stylus, check spelling,
executive shorthand, change of character recognition. It is $9.99, but worth every cent for those
who are not familiar with keyboarding or find type too difficult.
Taking Notes Noteability is a note-taking app that
allows you to type, insert a figure, and insert a web clip or a picture. It also allows you to record a teacher’s
this - Nudge is a quick note to remember
something for tomorrow: bring pens to school, tye dying bring in a white shirt.
It is set and until you shut it off it Nudges you.
Students: CourseNotes Color codes
your notebooks. Add your teachers. CourseNotes lets you take
notes during your classes and keep them organized by subject and class meeting.
Review your notes later and search through multiple class meetings and notes
all at once. You can also keep a To-Do list by marking notes as To-Do items, or
track them as assignments by providing a due date.
Teachers: IAnnotate allows you to receive
PDF files from your students or an article you are reading and take notes or
highlight an important fact and of course assist a student in corrections. A fabulous app to keep your notes organized,
with the ability to make corrections or add notes.
Vicki Windman is a special education teacher at Clarkstown High School South