In addition to the Special Education Acronyms we’ve posted before, check out some new ones you might need to know…
iOS- i Operating System like that used on the iPad, iPod, iPhone or iTouch (I might say something like “For those iOS users…”)
Apps– short for “Applications”, as in the programs/games/software used on an iPad, iPod, iPhone, or iTouch
Developers- People/companies who make “Apps” for the iPad, iPhone, iPod, or iTouch.
PROMO CODES– Sometimes developers give out codes to use in the iTunes store for FREE Apps. The promo codes can be entered on the home page of iTunes by pressing “Redeem” in the upper right hand menu.
AT- Assistive Technology- This can be as simple as a calculator or picture schedule to as high-tech as an iPad or computer.
AAC- Assistive Augmentative Communication- as in an iPad used for communication, a Dynavox Xpress, a Vantage or Vantage Lite, Springboard, etc.
“Chat”- This may be listed in your child’s “collaboration time” between teachers and SLPs. We may use “Google Chat” or an instant message system in Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, etc.
Microblogging- Using a web site like “Twitter” for small burst of information.
Blog- A Web Log or written account of activities or information.
Glog- A graphic blog like those found on edu.glogster.com.