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.
See what other educators are saying about this course
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
It related all to special education and I could use all we talked about in my classroom.B.M., Special Education Teacher
I really enjoyed all the resources that were practical! I also enjoyed the flexibility of the course.J.S., Special Education Teacher
I loved this course. The course content was very applicable to my classroom.S.A., Special Education Teacher
This class gave me an opportunity to explore apps that were specific to my own classroom and action plan.A.M., Reading Specialist
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 will always have a fully inclusive classroom with students who have special needs, and we are 1:1, so I can now use applications on the iPads that are applicable to them.E.R., Elementary Teacher
I have a lot of things to try this upcoming school year.J.S., Special Education Teacher
This course was amazing and will impact my teaching greatly. I learned so many new things regarding my iPad and was introduced to apps that I will use to motivate my students in math class.J.W., Special Education Teacher
My students will learn and gain benefits from useful/helpful technology in their lives.T.B., Special Education Teacher
It was valuable in helping me to use what I feel comfortable with in another way.C.G., Elementary Teacher
I loved the versatility of the different applications and how they reached all spectrums of disabilities.E.R., Elementary 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
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