A list that has been crowd sourced by asking a number of SEN practitioners for recommendations of free apps they found most useful.
These apps cover a number of different areas. I hope you find the list a useful starting point
Wiki of the South Wales iPad SEN PLC made up of special schools throughout South Wales. Hundreds of Sensory, Musical, Light, Water, Cause and Effect, Numeracy and Literacy Apps assessed and approved as useful by the SEN PLC for iPads headed by Trinity Fields School and Resource Centre, Ystrad Mynach.
'Scratch Kids Lite' brings you 3 sets of video tutorials to get you going making your very first activity and game in the new version of Scratch 2. However, these are not the sort of standard tutorials that you find on the web. During the videos you will be set tasks to do in scratch and hopefully you will be able to complete them on your own. However don't worry the next video in each project will show you how to complete the task!!
These videos are really targeted at KS2 students although the content of the full app will go on to stretch and challenge even the most able of them with variables, cloning, broadcasting and many other features of Scratch.
There's even a quiz in the app so you can test your scratch knowledge too!!
A powerpoint presentation showing the spelling rules associated with how to add ‘er’ and ‘est’ to adjectives. Bold graphics and animations throughout, with captions in Comic Sans font. A companion to the ‘adding ‘ing’ presentation
PowerPoint with ideas based on those in the Igniting Writing series by Pie Corbett, Sue Palmer and Ann Webley
Looks at different elements of a story and gives examples of different ideas that can be used within the classroom. Many ideas are visual and would support reluctant writers or pupils with SEN
Based on an idea from Pie Corbett: double sided revision sheets for non fiction writing. Clear pointers regarding audience, purpose, structure and language features in addition to examples and other information
PowerPoints with ideas based on those in the Igniting Writing series by Pie Corbett, Sue Palmer and Ann Webley. Each presentation looks at a different area of non fiction writing and includes examples of writing skeletons and an overview of things that pupils need to know when planning to write. There are blank writing skeletons for each text type, in PowerPoint format, to help pupils with their planning. These can be used with the Non Fiction writing toolkits - the link is included
Enjoy singing and signing this lovely Christmas song. Ideal for Christmas concerts and assemblies for whole school involvement and inclusion for children who are deaf or have special educational needs and use signs in their communication.
There are two versions given in this resource to include the two most commonly used signs for 'holy' complete with written descriptions for making the signs at the end of each version.