Month: June 2015

Somantics App gets updated (finally)

Excellent to hear that Somatics app for the iPad has finally been updated for IOS8. I’ve shown Somantics pretty much since I started delivering iPad training. The touch activities are OK but what makes Somatics special are the cool camera effects such as painter and sparkles. Great for mirror work or better still, hook up Read More …

FREE Book Creator APP for Windows

Book Creator has to be one the most useful apps I use on my iPad. Students of all ages and abilities use it to create and share their books. Now it’s available as an app for Windows PC (8.1 and above) and what’s more, it’s free for a short time. Create and read your books Read More …

Web sites for early mouse skills

If like me, you work with students who are learning to use a mouse, joystick, roller-ball or even eye gaze, you’ll always be on the look out for motivating activities that students can use to hone their skills. IT Mouse Skills is great but hardly the most exciting activity to play over and over. Here Read More …

Khoros Interactive Musical Instrument

Another gem from my visit to the Holly Bank Trust yesterday, this is Khoros Interactive Musical Instrument. Eight interconnecting illuminated segments which fit together to create a musical instrument that can be played by hands, feet and even the wheels on a wheelchair. Clever software allows you to change the sounds that are played when Read More …

J-Pad from Pretorian

Good to catch up with Dave Gilbert from Pretorian Technologies during my visit to the Holly Bank Trust in Mirfield yesterday. Dave demonstrated their new J-Pad device which enables comprehensive two switch step scanning on the iPad but using a joystick rather than switches. Sounds odd I know but I’ve worked with so many students Read More …