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Video Scheduler

Video Scheduler allows for the easy construction of picture and video schedules.  Users can also organize video modeling content (and turn off schedule functions such as “done” by turning this mode “on”).  After creating share schedules/modeling with other users.  Features include various orientation locks, the selection of three video and picture sizes, and a pass code function, which can be applied to prevent users from skipping around to preferred aspects of their schedule.  Users can create video segments for video modeling or use picture/video schedules to help organize.  This app was developed by Look2Learn, visit their website to learn more about it.

Requirements:  Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad (video component only works with devices with built-in cameras).  Requires iOS 4.3 and later.

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Functional Planning System

Functional Planning System app is a powerful video-prompting tool.  This app provides a visual approach to daily planning.  Utilizing the power of video modeling, the Functional Planning System can be used to plan out a user’s entire day.  It is a cross between a vdeio playlist and a calendar app.  Activities can be scheduled, and step-by-step videos prompt the user through the completion of the activity.  Alarms can be set and even made to be recurring for daily tasks.  Videos for many activities are already available (through in-app purchase) as part of the Functional Skills System video library, which has over 4,000 images and videos to choose from.  Also, cameras and microphones are useable to record your own video and audio.

For a tutorial of this app, watch the video below:

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.  Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

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Visual Schedule Planner

Visual Schedule Planner is a completely customizable visual schedule iPad app that is designed to give an individual an audio/visual representation of the “events in their day”.  In addition, events that require more support can be linked to an “activity schedule’ or “video clip” to help model the task even further.  Visual Planner works for home, school, work, or community environments.  The app is designed for individuals who may benefit from visual support to ease transitions, anxiety, or who simply need a way to visually represent their day.

To see an application of Visual Schedule Planner app, watch video below:

Requirements:  Compatible with iPad.  Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

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iModeling app is a Video Modeling application designed to teach skills to people with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and other disabilities.  Video Modeling uses video to teach new skills.  It can be used to teach people of any skill level.  The iModeling app can be used to create videos to teach skills to a person who is a visual learner.  You can teach almost any skill using iModeling.  Video Modeling has been used to teach literacy skills, compliment-giving, play skills, turn-taking, fitness skills, conversation skills and life skills.  The iModeling app is designed for easy and quick use,  making videos anytime anywhere.  It allows you to record your own footage (or use existing footage on your camera roll) and edit the footage.  Visit the iModeling website for more information.

Watch the video below to see how iModeling works:

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.  Requires iOS 5.1 or later.

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iMovie makes HD movies anywhere.  The fast and fun moviemaking app puts everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips.  Browse and play projects in the Marquee view.  Create Hollywood-style trailers or sophisticated home movies in minutes.  And share your finished projects with the world – right from iMovie.  This app was made for multi-touch; to build Holywood-style movie trailers; to create beautiful HD movies; and to share your HD movie on the web and at home.

To watch a tutorial video of the basics of iMovie, see below:

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, iPad, and iPad mini.  Requires iOS 6.0 or later.

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Picture Scheduler

Picture Scheduler is a tasks organizer for people with disabilities.
The app Audio Notes, has been optimized for creating and organizing personal tasks for individuals with disabilities. Picture Scheduler can help thousands of people who rely on visual and auditory supports to do their common tasks easily.  Although this application was developed for individuals with disabilities, it is useful for all.  Some of the features of Picture Scheduler are: creating picture, text, video or audio tasks or combining them; automatically creating backup tasks for later restoring; importing video files from a device or via iTunes file sharing; showing a fullscreen picture (optional);  enabling “Hide” mode, so you will never delete the task, only hide it; unread tasks are marked and show badge icon; sorting tasks into categories; and enabling local notifications – an app shows alerts even if it is closed.

For a tutorial on how Picture Scheduler works, watch the video below:

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

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Explain Everything

Explain Everything is an easy-to-use design, screencasting, and interactive whiteboard tool that lets you annotate, animate, narrate, import, and export almost anything to and from almost anywhere.  This app allow you to create slides, draw in any color, add shapes, add text, and use a laser pointer.  Import and export files. Rotate, move, scale, copy, paste, clone, and lock any object added to the stage.  No account is necessary to use Explain Everything and share creations.

Learn more by watching the tutorial below and/or at the Explain Everything website.

Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iOS 5.1 or later.


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VoiceThread creates and shares dynamic conversations around documents, snapshots, diagrams, and videos.  You can talk, type, and draw right on the screen.  VoiceThread captures your presence, as well as your comments.  Anyone can join the discussion from their iPhone, iPad, iPod touch, Mac, or PC – anytime, anywhere.  You will need a network connection to use this app. WiFi is recommended.  VoiceThread has been striving to make this app universally accessibility and make it straightforward and pleasant for everyone to use, as well. The VoiceThread website gives information about the app and instructions on how to register.

Watch the video tutorial below for a demonstration of VoiceThread.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod, and iPad.  Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

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Videolicious 2 is completely rebuilt to make video creation even easier and faster!  Instantly combine your videos, photos, music and stories into a stunning movie masterpiece.  Just talk and tap to create the perfect video.  Super fast and easy movie making — now with cinematic filters.

The video below provides a step-by-step tutorial..

Requirements: Compatible with iPhones 4, 4s, and 5, iPods, iPads, iPad mini. Requires iOS 6.0 or later.

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My Pictures Talk

A product of the Grembe Company, My Pictures Talk is described as a video modeling tool.  With the capability to add text and voice to pictures, the app has many other uses.   “Talking” pictures can be used, for example, to tell stories, demonstrate how to perform a task, create a multi-media social story, and create a visual schedule.   Use the video capabilities of your iPhone 3GS and 4, the iPod Touch 4th generation, or iPad to add personalized video clips to the stories that you create.

Watch the video below to see a demo of this app.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.2 or later


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