Why (not how) We Should Use iPads in Education
What are others doing?
- Special Education
- TouchTrainer* – App for working with students who have Autism or Down Syndrome
- Proloquo2Go* – communication solution for people who have difficulty speaking.
- Accessibility Features
- Go to Settings > Choose General > Accessibility
- VoiceOver – When turned on, this tool serves as a screen reader for visually impaired students. Speaking rate can be altered to fit needs of learner. Braille settings can be configured if a Bluetooth Braille device is attached.
- Zoom – magnifies the entire screen
- Large Text – makes text larger in contacts, mail, and notes app
- White on Black – changes contrast settings for students with visual impairments. Creates a photo-negative appearance.
- Speak Auto Text – voice provides suggestions while typing for formatting and misspelled words.
- Speak Selection – When turned on, you can highlight text in iBooks and other applications and have passages spoken out loud.
- Closed Captioning – go to Settings > Video > Closed Captioning
- Guided Access - allows you to setup iPad so that students may only use one app at a time.
Use your iPad as a Document Camera
Connect your iPad to an LCD Projector
- Wired Connection - iPad VGA Adapter-
- Use Apple TV to connect Wirelessly to LCD Projector
iPad Mounts and Cases
Tips for selecting apps
- Search for specific subject areas first.
- Browse by category, focusing on specific subject areas.
- Look for Lite or Free versions of apps – try before you buy
- Read Customer Reviews
- Check blogs/websites/reviews online to see how apps have been rated by other teachers:
You’ll want the ability to gather your research into one space.
Investigation and Discovery