EDU 962 iPads for Special Education
Examines the design of instructional strategies and creation of learning networks to enhance the development of digital skills for learners with special needs. Explores resources for differentiating instruction and monitoring learner progress, with a view toward optimizing tablet applications that support learners with special needs.
This project-oriented, hands-on course will enable candidates to develop strategies for the effective integration of the iPad into their classrooms. Using the iPad with its many apps and features to support learners of all ability levels will be emphasized. Candidates will develop various projects using the iPad and various apps for curriculum enhancement, communication, record keeping, and assessment. Additionally, candidates will build a professional learning network to support the implementation and development of 21st century skills. Additionally, this course will provide resources for differentiating instruction as well as monitoring learner progress.
Participants will be required to provide their own iPad with the most current operating system. A variety of free and paid apps will be shared throughout the course. Participants should have experience with basic iPad navigation, maneuvering between apps, and familiarity with general settings.
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Content specific to the area I teach. Work produced during this course will be used in the future in my classroom.T.B., Special Education Teacher
This course gave me strategies to increase student engagement.C.R., Special Education Teacher
What I really liked about this course is that everything I learned could have been applied to a classroom situation. The information was specifically targeted to special education classrooms, but would also benefit regular education students. I also liked that we could use the platform of our own choosing to create our graded assignments. I could learn a new platform, for example, cscreencasting while I was creating an evaluation of an app.T.B., Special Education Teacher
I learned a lot of valuable apps that I can use with my lower level students, as well as with my higher functioning students when it comes to secondary transition skills.K.H., Special Education Teacher
I loved the time to explore and work. It was a nice balance of introducing new apps and exploring them on our own. I did not feel overwhelmed.C.R., Special Education Teacher
I believe it will shape how I look at instructional uses with iPads, and has already caused me to think of changes I want to make in my classroom.J.S., Special Education Teacher
I loved the versatility of the different applications and how they reached all spectrums of disabilities.E.R., Elementary Teacher
I will definitely be using the apps researched in this course in my classroom this school year.S.A., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed the content of this course.N.W., Special Education Teacher
A lot of good apps and applications for best practices to make meaningful experiences for kids.A.J., Special Education Teacher
Ideas that could be implemented immediately to my courses.N.W., Special Education Teacher
This class has helped me to include my students in their progress monitoringA.M., Reading Specialist
I loved this course. The course content was very applicable to my classroom.S.A., Special Education Teacher
The discussion aspect with all the other participants and how they used these applications in real life settings. It made it more authentic.E.R., Elementary Teacher
I have a lot of things to try this upcoming school year.J.S., Special Education Teacher