Welcome to Apportunities with iPads!

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:

Barking Up the Wrong Tree

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!

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4 thoughts on “Welcome to Apportunities with iPads!

  1. Hello!
    I absolutely love the iPad and so do my students. Thanks for all of the great apps and the new information. I’m always looking for new apps to engage my students.
    I can’t wait to learn more!!!
    Kristi

  2. Phyllis, I can’t wait to meet you! I have heard so much about you (Lindsey is my daughter!) and your expertise and can’t wait to learn more about what I can do with the iPad. I love it! Sue 🙂

    • I didn’t know you were in this group! I can’t wait to meet you too! Your daughter does great work … the world is lucky to have her!

  3. Looking forward to meeting you, I am excited about learning more about the IPad for my severally involved students. See you soon Joyce Ongjoco

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