Five ways readers are using iPads in the classroom

3. For assistive technology.

One reader, Eva, said she uses the iPad to help a boy in her classroom who has autism. Supposedly, the iPad was the only tool that could engage him for any length of time with his speech therapist.

“Upon first seeing it, he stared at it for a few seconds then reached for it,” she explained. “We gave him the iPad and he immediately started mimicking us by pushing all the right buttons to see the interactive app. We love it so much that his mother, with the help of a therapist, wrote a mini-grant to one of the local organizations so that he could have one of his own.”

eSchool News Staff

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