About Ian Bean

Ian was the ICT teacher and curriculum coordinator at Priory Woods School in Middlesbrough which is internationally recognised as an example of best practice in the use of ICT to support teaching and learning for students with severe and complex difficulties including Autism. HIs leadership of ICT won for the school many local, national and international awards. The school web site which Ian designed and ran for many years and welcomes millions of visitors each month from across the globe.

Ian left Priory Woods to lead the Information Team at Inclusive Technology where he was responsible for delivering training and consultancy to schools around the world. While at Inclusive, Ian worked closely with the development team to help design much of Inclusive’s software output over the last seven years. This includes titles from the ‘Big Bang’, ‘Switch Skills’, ‘Target and Touch’ and ‘Maker’ series, each design underpinned by best practice research Ian carried out in schools and colleges. Most recently Ian worked on MyZone LP, an innovate switch accessible learning learning platform for children with SEN.

Posts and Resources by Ian Bean

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, June 2014

Free resources from CALL Scotland We’re kicking off this month with two fabulous and FREE resources from CALL Scotland. Colleagues at CALL have produced a new app wheel this time covering apps for children with complex communication difficulties. As with all of the resources from CALL Scotland, this has been carefully researched by their team of speech therapists …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2014

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2014

Follow SENICT on Pinterest Follow SENICT on Pinterest where you’ll find hundreds of pins sharing FREE cause and effect activities, fantastic interactive web sites, heaps of teaching resources and EVERY IPAD APP we have ever recommended during our training or on our Facebook page. You can visit our new Pinterest page by clicking the picture above.   Two …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, November 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, November 2013

iPad ‘Wheel of apps’ for Dyslexia Choosing the right app for a specific task or student is always difficult as there are just so many of them on the market. Who has the time or the budget to evaluate them all to make informed choices? CALL Scotland have recently evaluated a large number of apps that provide support …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, September 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, September 2013

NZ Workshop tour dates and venues     In September, I’m off on a three week workshop tour of New Zealand delivering eight workshops and school consultancies around the country culminating in a keynote session and workshops at the SEPANZ Special Education Practitioners Conference in Auckland. If you are interested in attending one of these exciting workshops, a …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, April 2013

A fantastic offer from Flo Longhorn     Flo Longhorn, world respected trainer and advocate for sensory education is launching her new online magazine ‘Info Exchange‘ in April. The magazine is packed with practical advice for those parents and professionals involved in the education and therapy of those with severe and complex physical and intellectual difficulties. A whole …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, March 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, March 2013

More Free Cause and Effect Activities     This month, we’ve added more, free to download cause and effect activities for your early switch or touch-screen users. Choose from Formula One Racing, Trains, France and Spain. Although made with Inclusive Technology’s ‘Slideshow Maker‘, you don’t need a copy of Slideshow Maker to use them. Don’t forget to use …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, February 2013

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean, February 2013

More games coming… So pleased to see that you are finding our free switch games useful. In the last month our online games have been played tens of thousands of times in schools and in children’s homes. In the coming weeks we’ll be adding some new switch and touch screen games and redesigning the starting page to make …

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HelpKidzLearn and Switch Progression

HelpKidzLearn and Switch Progression

Colleagues who are working with schools using the subscription website HelpKidzLearn might be interested to hear that they can download a free document mapping all of the switch accessible activities on the site to the ‘Learning Journeys: Switch Progression Road Map‘ available free from Inclusive TLC. You can download the free mapping document from here: ianbean.co.uk/publications.html … and …

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SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean

SENICT News and Resources from Ian Bean

Coming soon … When I’m not out and about delivering training and consultancy, I’m busy beavering away writing more new programs for switch and touch screen users. Right now, I’m working on a colouring book that everyone can use. Look out for it on the web site in the next few weeks. Currently these programs are for Windows …

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Free online / download activities for switch and touchscreen users

Free online / download activities for switch and touchscreen users

  Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve written four simple cause and effect programs for switch and touch screen users which can be played online (without outside links) or downloaded without cost and used full screen on your computer. The activities are ‘Space Walk’, ‘Meet the aliens’, ‘Doorstep Ding Dong’ and ‘React: Shapes’. Some feature burping, farting …

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