iDevices in the Special Education Classroom
A number of built-in accessibility features, tools, and add-ons are helping to prompt Apple's iPad into the classroom. Now, the push to get textbooks accessed through this device to get rid of all those heavy books, ah, it is happening!! With a text reader and highlighter, this will really be something worth talking about. Students learn in different ways. The iPad can provide visual, audio and tactile learning; reaching many students’ learning styles. Is it the best tool out there? Concerns and thoughts: In the special education classroom, as a classroom tool, one of the concerns that I have is that the iPad is often used as an individual tool in isolation, not a tool for collaboration and integration. Parents are also often using the iPad as a reward and/or keep them busy and quiet tool. How to use an iPad in the classroom with a group? Teacher directs, students watch.Teacher directs, with iPad in the middle of the group and students touch with instruction. Answer- "Yes."