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Educational Use of iTouch and iPads
Wave of the Future
Autistic Children Use the iPad
Children who are autistic can benefit from using the iPad in many different ways. In the end this Apple tablet is a cheap devise to help autistic children. Many apps can be downloaded to help for educational purposes. The iPad has great potential for children who are autistic ranging in all ages. The iPad can create an individualized program for each child with autism. Not only could it provide programs that they could learn from as they play but an app can also be downloaded that has even an exercise routine. This tablet follows the IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities and Education Act). This requires children to have their own individual education plan and the iPad can do just that to help these children advance in education.
iPad may help communication with autistic children
Children are learning to draw, spell, count and colour on the iPad. Some children are just old enough to get into preschool or kindgergarten and they are learning how to spell and count at such a young age. This is going to be very beneficial for these young students.
24 Kindergarteners sepend about 20 minutes a day working on the iPad. These children love it, I don't think they realize they are doing an educational program, they think its so fun.. At Kerns High 1,700 students have iPod touches. These students use the technology to read textbooks, wrte papers and for other academic exercises. The iPad provides the children with instant feedback which is helpful to the teacher. Some classrooms are using the iPad up to 70% of the day. The iPad is easy to navigate and moves quickly for the children.. Some may argue that they are wasting their time but in reality these children are learning on the iPad it is very helpful