The use of iPad in Education is increasing everyday and brings a new dimension to learning by introducing interactive and engaging features. Its ease of use and amazing range of applications can be very helpful at home or at school. From various sources it is now a fact the the iOS technology has benefited numerous parents and teachers with children with special needs. Many are dedicated to make a difference and taking initiatives to help support those special needs children. Today, Fun Educational Apps is glad to share with you a Frances experience and hope you can help and support her initiative - One by One -
“One by One started off as a small Facebook group of members all looking for the same thing. To help support students with and without disabilities for everything that life may have in store for them.” Today the group goal is to help and support children’s future .... one child at a time.
Guest post by Frances - a dedicated teacher:
My name is Frances A.; I am a teacher that works with students with Autism and multiple disabilities. I currently serve at the elementary school level which I love very much. My students are a very important part of my life because it is very important to me to help educate them. I feel that every child deserves the best education possible. I want to promote positive outcomes for my student's futures. I know that a teacher can change the world one child at a time, but I need some help in order to make my dreams come true. It is a very fortunate time that we live in, technology is readily available and because of this student's have a greater chance to succeed; with this in mind a teacher needs all of the right tools to help children succeed.
I have seen the wonderful things that an iPad can do when utilized in a classroom correctly. It can help children build up their sight word vocabulary and meet grade level standard English Language Arts Goals. I have seen applications help students build both their fine motor and gross motor skills, so much they learned to hold a pencil and started to write on a piece of paper. I have seen apps on the iPad bring a child who was just barely counting now adding up to twenty... There are so many things that we can teach through an iPad and I want all of the children I teach to have exposure to this wonderful device.
To help me better serve my students with disabilities, I am looking to purchase a new I-Pad. I am working to get an IPad 3 64GB with Insurance and a case (to keep it from breaking). This is because with Speech and Language Applications, Math, Social and Emotional Skill Building Applications and Literacy Applications can be quite large. All of these apps take up a lot of space and I want to make sure my student's have enough space in order for all of the programs working properly. It is my dream that every student will be able to learn and grow through the use of technology and the support of staff, family and friends. Let's help these students learn and grow!
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About One by One
The purpose of this group is to share information for the support and education of all educators, parents, family, friends and anyone interested in helping children with and without disabilities. If we learn together as a society we can grow together. Taking on this group merges my professional life and interest in helping others. It's a place for teachers, parents, students, therapists or anyone who would like to join speak freely but respectfully to others. We are our children's future and our children are the future of the world. Let's do everything we can to change education today and support a positive future for tomorrow.
When we acquire knowledge gives us power and together we can change the world one child at a time.
It is our mission to help children, adults, educators, service providers, family and friends of students with disabilities, as well as children without disabilities. We would like to ensure a positive outcomes and education for all children. We would like every child to have the chance to live in a world in which they can be active participants in their communities and eventually into the world.