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Ms. Motsinger
Grades 6-8
  • 1 donor
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Creating a Vision of Technology for Empowerment

My students need 2 iPads to learn academic and communication skills.

My Students

Alan Kay, a pioneer in the development of the computer, noted that until technology becomes as accessible as pencil and paper, we cannot expect technology to revolutionize the way students learn. This is especially true for students with disabilities who require technology to connect with the world.

I teach exceptional students with disabilities in a middle school classroom.

These students are incredibly intelligent, able and motivated to learn. My students are highly motivated by technology. The iPad provides my students access to academic and communication applications.

My Project

Research shows that students with autism are visual learners who are highly engaged and motivated by computers, video and related media (Shane & Albert, 2008). One study conducted on computer-aided instruction showed that students with autism attended to computer generated instruction 97% of the time, compared to teacher generated instruction only 62% of the time (Moore & Calvert, 2007). With hundreds of academic, behavior and communication applications, the iPad can help empower the lives of my students.

Apple Classrooms of Tomorrow (ACOT) found that with use of technology in the classroom, students were highly motivated to learn, had greater time spent on assignments and learning, increased initiative and took more risks.

By having an iPad in the classroom, there will be a profound effect on the educational experience of my students. Most importantly, learning will be fun and motivating for them!

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Apple® iPad® 2 Wi-Fi - tablet - iOS 5 - 16 GB - 9.7' • Best Buy for Business $399.99 2 $799.98

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