Five Tips for the class room teacher using AccessNote from the American Foundation for the Blind

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Five Tips for the class room teacher using AccessNote from the American
Foundation for the Blind
An article for blind students
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Five Tips for the class room teacher using AccessNote from the American
Foundation for the Blind

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AccessNote is the official iOS notetaker from the American Foundation for
the Blind., and the first notetaker for the iOS platform

Mor information can be found at the link below.

http://www.afb.org/aw/search.asp?q=access+note&action=results

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The AccessNote isdesigned particularly for VoiceOver users looking for a
highly efficient, feature-rich note taking experience. In addition to being
a low cost alternative to traditional note takers, AccessNote allows users
to combine efficient note taking with the countless other features and
functions of the iOS devices. This allows blind and visually impaired people
in classroom settings to use the same popular iOS devices that their sighted
peers are using.

Teachers can use AccessNote in activities with a specialized, mainstream, or
inclusive classroom. The suggestions below help to teach students with
visual impairments as well as their sighted peers about the capability of
accessible apps, how to use mobile assistive technology, and how to
electronically collaborate with others who are using different technical
solutions.

1. Teachers can personally use AccessNote in the classroom to make
notes about upcoming homework assignments for the students. Keeping the
VoiceOver function turned on and connected to a speaker will make the
students aware of when it is being used and how they can use technology to
keep track of their own work.

2. Plan a “Notetaking Challenge.” After a lecture, ask the class 3
trivia questions and allow them to refer to their notes for the answer.
Students using AccessNote will be able to use the “search note” feature and
will likely beat their peers referring to handwritten notes to the correct
answer.

3. A student using AccessNote can be assigned to take notes for a
study group, and then asked to print or e-mail the notes to the rest of the
group.

4. If a student is learning braille, ask them to give a speech to the
class using notes prepared in AccessNote, while referring to them on a
refreshable braille display.

5. Ask a student to peer edit someone else’s work on AccessNote –
import the assignment in, edit, and return with suggested changes.

AccessNote is available for iOS devices for 19.99 in the Apple App Store.

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