This series of 4 free workshops will help you use your iPad to best advantage, using built-in tools and some useful apps. Each workshop consists of 2 parts, held on different dates.
Dates: Workshops 1 & 2 will be held on Saturday mornings from 10 am - 11:30 am on dates shown below.
Location: 817 Division St., Kingston ON K7K 4C2
It is recommended that participants attend both sessions 1 & 2 for each of these workshop topics if possible.
Workshop 3 & 4 will be on a week night, followed by an optional Saturday session consisting of individualized hands-on and Q&A around the topics covered at the first session. For these workshops 3 & 4, the Saturday sessions are very informal and provide a chance to try out some of the apps on our iPads and get some answers to questions you might have.
iPad TechSmart Workshop Series: Download the 2017 flyer.
Offered: (Saturday March 25 and April 8 from 10 - 11:30 am)
#1 How Can The iPad Read To Me - Let Me Count The Ways (alternative reading strategies)
Practice using some of the built-in iPad tools that help with reading (e.g., turn text into speech, use Siri to tell you answers to questions, declutter web pages, get definitions of words, selectively have text read aloud, use special fonts, useful apps that can scan-an-image and turn it into text that can be spoken to you).
Offered: (Saturday April 22 and May 6 from 10 - 11:30 am)
#2: Smart Ways To Communicate (writing / expressive communication strategies)
Explore alternatives to writing (e.g., voice dictation, spelling help, using the camera instead of copying, word prediction, turn handwriting into typed text, recording audio and note taking, grammar checking, and creating documents that contain audio, picture and videos).
Offered: (Tuesday May 9, 6 - 7:30 pm and/or Saturday May 13, 10 - 11:30 am.)
#3: Ways To Work Smarter With Your iPad (organization and workflow strategies)
Explore some apps that help you keep organized (e.g., graphical organizer apps, document-annotation apps, reminders, cloud storage apps, bibliography organizers, and learn how to easily move your documents between your iPad and other devices).
Offered: (Wednesday May 24, 6 - 7:30 pm and/or Saturday May 27, 10 - 11:30 am.)
#4: Smart Subject-Area Tool Apps (explore subject related tools on your iPad)
Explore some selected apps such as virtual manipulatives, free online courses (e.g., Khan academy), talking calculators, graphic calculators, science tools, geometry visuals, apps to convert hand written math formulas into typed format.
Who should attend: parents or students with LD, or those who work with them.
Bring your own iPad or use one of ours!
Workshops are free, but seating is limited. Registration is required.
Further information by email firstname.lastname@example.org.