Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Help for App Overload


I'm not sure about you, but I am completely overwhelmed by all the apps out there.  I used to try and keep up on all the applications and tools that were available for children.  I have completely given up. In my opinion, it is impossible!  Therefore I now rely on other sources to help me keep up although I am still not keeping up..... Well anyhow here are some of the websites I count on to get my information:

1.  OTs with Apps - Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, AdEd, OTR/L, ATP  has over 30 years of experience.  The blog focuses on reviewing apps and other technologies for OT's working with children and adults.  HIghly recommend that you follow this blog - http://otswithapps.com/

2.  CallScotland.org -  This is an amazing website page that organizes apps according to different topics.  Each of the infographics are available to download as PDFs with clickable links directly to the internet.  There are free infographics on reading, communication, dyslexia, eye gaze, creativity, writing difficulties and powerpoint books.  Not all of the infographics are all about apps but they are all worthwhile to check out.

3.  SmartAppsforKids - I love this website on Fridays when they create a list of all free apps that are available for FreeApp Friday.

That's basically what I rely on and I know I don't even scratch the surface each week on exploring everything new.   Sometimes, first hand recommendations from other people on what works or what is beneficial is the best way to keep up.  I do have a Facebook page that focuses on apps if you want to follow along - https://www.facebook.com/yourtherapysourceapps

Do you have any websites to recommend that you follow to keep up with it all?

 

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