Using the iPad in the Classroom
Our last class lecture was on assistive technologies. Dr Z. went over ways that technology can be used to help students with disabilities. I found this topic really interesting and didn't realize/ think about how helpful technology can be. I decided to look up videos on YouTube to find more ways that technology can be used to help students. I found this video on the iPad. Although the iPad isn't made exclusively for students or students with disabilities for that matter, I began to think of ways I could use them in my classroom.
-Text can be enlarged, to help students with vision disabilities
-Brightness adjustable for easier reading
-Downloadable books for students with reading disabilities
-Can take iPad home to read at their own pace
-Word type app for students who struggle with handwriting
-Students are able to quickly look up articles and information
-Portability- can be taken home. Fits in book bags and desks, and would be easy to take out and put away multiple times a day -which is a task in elementary classrooms, I may add.
-Game apps- Educational games to help students master skills or for in between time in class
Here is a video explaining some of the uses that an ipad offers for classroom use.