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Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student

Assistive Technology and the 1:1 Student | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

"Meaghan Roper, a junior at Burlington High School, shares a similar story with the iPad. When Meaghan was six years old, she was diagnosed with a visual impairment. In the eighth grade, she started to notice a decline in her vision. She sought out surgery to repair or delay her vision decline, and while successful, the procedure did not hold for very long.

 

A Transformative Experience

 

Meaghan recalls her first moments with the iPad and how she and her liaison discovered the variety of new opportunities that this one device presented. One of the first things she used was the ability to invert the colors of the screen. The iPad gives users the opportunity to read predominantly black text on a lighter screen, or to invert the colors and overlay white text on a black screen. This one feature, Meaghan recalls, was "transformative" in her learning of what the iPad could offer her educational experience.

 

Apps for Every Need

 

In Meaghan's day-to-day operation of the iPad, she uses several applications to manage her content. It doesn't take her too many apps to get through her school day. She's thankful that, along with transitioning to the iPad, Burlington also married the Google Apps for Education suite with this device. She finds ease in accessing Google Docs from multiple devices and knowing that her work will always be safe, secure and not dependent on a machine's functionality."

 

Read more about how Meaghan uses apps to support her learning!

 

 

 


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Steven Blomdale's curator insight, March 6, 2013 7:46 PM

Through the use of assistive technology special needs students are able to learn to use ICT effectively and appropriately to access, create and communicate information and ideas, solve problems and work collaboratively, and in their lives beyond school in the 21st century.

 

The blog following blog by Andrew Marcinek, Instructional Technology Specialist, writes about how iPads are being used as assistive devices. He describes the iPad as a opening for many, showing the potential of the iPad as an assistive technology and how it can change learning for students with impairments. Andrew writes about meaghan and how she used the iPad and applications throughout her schooling. Its worth a read.

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What I Wish I’d Done Before Deploying the iPads to 735 Middle Schoolers | Terice T. Schneider's Digital Home

"There are many things I’ll detail over the course of the year, but there is one thing sticking out right now, and I must share it with you in case you are considering a similar 1:1 project:

TRAIN STUDENTS TO USE EMAIL APPROPRIATELY."


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Bancroft iPad Initiative blog

Bancroft iPad Initiative blog | BYOD iPads | Scoop.it

"Bancroft School is an independent K-12 day school located in Worcester, MA. In the spring of 2011 Bancroft made the decision to become a 1:1 iPad school in grades 6 - 12. Students are strongly recommended to come to school with an iPad for the 2011-2012 school year. Students will be required to come to school with an iPad for the 2012-2013 school year. Students receiving 80% or more financial aid will be a provided an iPad by the school."


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