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Ipad in education 2

  1. 1. iPad Apps for Individualized Education Individualized Education Individualized Education <ul><li>Abbie Frank & Amy Cantone </li></ul><ul><li>S </li></ul>
  2. 2. Why? <ul><li>* Why use the iPad? </li></ul><ul><li>* Who can benefit? </li></ul><ul><li>* Who says so? </li></ul>
  3. 3. Old Vs. New <ul><li>* Old = Dynovox </li></ul><ul><li>* New = ipad </li></ul>
  4. 4. Research on iPads in General Eduction <ul><li>One to one possibilities </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Ipad’s potential </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Guidelines for effectiveness </li></ul><ul><li>Technology & motivation </li></ul>
  5. 5. Examples <ul><li>Ideas for in the classroom </li></ul><ul><ul><li>47 Ways to use it </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Example schools </li></ul><ul><ul><li>More Schools </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>iPad pilot program </li></ul></ul>
  6. 6. Research on iPad Use with Specialized Instruction: <ul><li>Gets kids excited about learning </li></ul><ul><li>Easy to program and use </li></ul><ul><li>Can address many areas: academics, communication, social language skills, fine motor skills </li></ul><ul><li>There’s an APP for that! </li></ul><ul><li>Students with fine motor, gross motor, vision and hearing loss are able to use the device </li></ul><ul><li>Portable and long lasting battery </li></ul>
  7. 7. Uses for iPad in Specialized Education <ul><li>Can be used to provide a daily visual schedule for students </li></ul><ul><li>Appeals to all students, allowing for more social interaction </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for small group instruction as well as individual lessons </li></ul><ul><li>Student can feel a sense of independence and control </li></ul>
  8. 8. The iPad and AAC <ul><li>More cost effective ($ 600 vs $8,000) </li></ul><ul><li>One device for all student needs </li></ul><ul><ul><li>(Communication, fine motor, social language, daily schedule, behavior, sensory, daily living skills, vision) </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Apps that provide: natural sounding text to speech software, audio and text with photos, </li></ul><ul><li>Can use one device for more than one student </li></ul><ul><li>IPad can be used as a big mac switch </li></ul><ul><li>Real photographs can easily be used with many Apps </li></ul>
  9. 9. How? <ul><li>* What does it look like? </li></ul>
  10. 10. Professional Use <ul><li>* Management </li></ul><ul><li>* Communication </li></ul><ul><li>* Notes & Assessment </li></ul><ul><li>* Organization </li></ul>
  11. 11. The Special Educator’s iPad <ul><li>Qualitative notes </li></ul><ul><li>IEP management apps </li></ul><ul><li>Communication & collaboration with colleagues </li></ul><ul><li>Easy data management & collection </li></ul>
  12. 12. Example
  13. 13. In Classroom Support
  14. 14. Lydia <ul><li>4th grade student with a specific learning disability (auditory processing) </li></ul><ul><li>Finds attending in a classroom environment challenging. </li></ul><ul><li>Written expression & oral expression are very challenging. </li></ul><ul><li>Spends much of the day in the general education classroom, but also receives pull out instruction for speech & language. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a difficult time connecting with classmates. </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys art and technology. </li></ul>
  15. 15. iPad for In Classroom Support <ul><li>Provides individualized practice & reinforce skills </li></ul><ul><li>Assists in access to curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Aids in tasks </li></ul>
  16. 16. What it looks like....
  17. 17. Classroom & Individualized Assistance Needs
  18. 18. Nathan <ul><li>3rd grade student </li></ul><ul><li>Diagnosed with Asperger’s Syndrome and ADHD </li></ul><ul><li>Weaknesses with attention, fine motor, memory and social language skills </li></ul><ul><li>Academic skills well below grade level </li></ul>
  19. 19. How Nathan Uses the iPad <ul><li>To work on academic goals </li></ul><ul><li>As a motivator </li></ul><ul><li>To supplement curriculum </li></ul><ul><li>Uses Apps for social language goals, fine motor goals </li></ul><ul><li>In and out of class </li></ul><ul><li>Independently </li></ul><ul><li>During self select reading </li></ul>
  20. 20. Nathan’s iPad
  21. 21. Individualized Use
  22. 22. Lexi <ul><li>3 rd grade student with EFMR </li></ul><ul><li>Demonstrates severe delays with cognitive and language abilities as well as gross and fine motor skills, visual-motor and self help areas </li></ul><ul><li>Requires complete assistance with all activities of daily living and communicating </li></ul><ul><li>Is included in a regular education classroom and also receives SpEd,ST, OT,PT </li></ul><ul><li>Enjoys social interactions and music </li></ul>
  23. 23. How Lexi Uses the iPad Uses the iPad Uses the iPad <ul><li>Daily schedule </li></ul><ul><li>Making choices </li></ul><ul><li>Participating in class activities </li></ul><ul><li>Choosing peers </li></ul><ul><li>To socialize </li></ul><ul><li>Sensory breaks </li></ul><ul><li>Work on cognitive goals </li></ul><ul><li>Use in specials, recess </li></ul><ul><li>During feeding </li></ul><ul><li>As a motivator </li></ul><ul><li>Sharing pictures/video </li></ul>
  24. 24. Lexi’s iPad
  25. 25. What? <ul><li>* Where can you find what you need? </li></ul><ul><li>* Things to consider... </li></ul>
  26. 26. How to Find “an app for that!” <ul><li>* Google searches </li></ul><ul><li>* Our wiki page </li></ul>
  27. 27. <ul><li>Read the reviews </li></ul><ul><li>Follow a blog, or two, or three...or an RSS reader’s worth. </li></ul><ul><li>When it doubt...try something free first (often marked with the title “Lite”) </li></ul>All Things Considered...

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