Welcome All! Apportunities with iPads is a forum designed for 20 teachers and parents in the state of Minnesota who are involved in an iPad Project with children who have deaf-blindness. The intent of this forum is to establish a tool that will allow everyone to connect and share experiences related to this project between the times when we are able to gather as a group.
As my title indicates, I am as passionate as one can be about the technology provided through the iPad while at the same time, I believe the real magic lies in the hands of the teachers. My thoughts are well articulated by another teacher:
Throughout this journey, know that when I use the word “teachers” I am referring in a global sense to anyone who is supporting learning. This may be parents, siblings, friends, related service providers, medical professionals, administrators, and more. It may even be a desert girl who will soon find herself misplaced but in good company in “cold country”. I can’t wait to meet you all!
Although I had to cancel the 2nd training due to unforeseen circumstances (life doing what life does), I hope this website will support our connection. I am brand new to designing and implementing blog websites, so I ask for your patience. In fact, I am sending this to you now even though I’ve just begun to list apps and websites.
Welcome to a brand new apportunity!
The fun part of this journey is so obvious! Everyone who has sat beside a child with disabilities with an iPad has witnessed new responses or increased responses or unexpected responses from that child. As a teacher trainer, I am committed to combining our skills (already acquired as well as new ones) with the iPad in order to see even more! I believe in intentional instruction and I am thrilled to see how far we can go with children when we get everything we possibly can out of the iPad!