A popular gadget that has made it’s way into the hands of consumers is assisting in the learning process for children who suffer from Autism.
Akron Children’s Hospital’s speech language pathologists say they’re seeing results when using the iPad to communicate with children.
“The iPad gives them a tool that is predictable and it’s stable, it’s always the same, they know where to go, they know how to navigate it,” Lisa Gonidakis said, speech language pathologist.
“They get that feedback without the surprises and lack of predictability that they get with people.”
“Teaching our kids to be creative is just as important as teaching them critical thinking skills.Creativity open up students mind to new learning horizons and makes them capable of tackling new and novel situations way better than any explicit instruction would do.”
The adoption of mobile tablets for the laboratory has resulted in an emergence of handy applications that have been created to support the laboratory scientist in various steps of research through tools, calculators, and reference apps. The iPad from Apple Inc., a leader among tablet manufacturers, has a range of available apps for the scientist and tech lover. The following iPad apps represent a small handful of practical applications for the life science researcher.
“In the fall of 2010, I was selected to be a pilot 1:1 classroom in my district and gained a class set of laptops for my students to use as needed. In the two years since, I’ve realized that 1:1 technology can be an incredibly powerful tool in creating a classroom where learning is real. Here’s how:”
In the May issue of Edudemic Magazine for iPad(that won’t be available for a few days, so no pushing and shoving please), we talk about (among many other things) the concept of disruption in education.
Change of all kinds depends on key episodes of disruption–even those that aren’t all roses at the time. For our May issue (which will also be available in our store for those iPad-less), we chose a handful (okay, 21) of the most recent initiatives in education and ranked them according to their potential for disruption–their ability to change education in powerful and even unpredictable ways…..
By Terry Heick