Help me give my students a new way to see education through the light of technology integration within the iPad focusing on educational games and apps.
Hi everyone! I am currently a special education teacher and coordinator in New Jersey doing resource. My students receive my support in the classroom as well as outside the classroom when I pull them for small group. With meeting MANY different goals, it gets hard to reach each student with the same things over and over again.
These students come from a very diverse background and I would love it if they were able to get the opportunity to learn through educational games and play.
My scholars have limited resources and technology within our district and I believe that this is something that would boost test grades and enhance their learning.
Using technology in the classroom and integrating technology into a lesson are two contrastive points. My scholars get a chance to be with me in my classroom around 40-50 minutes a day. This makes it harder to get students engaged when you only see them for a short period of time. My lessons consist of their Individualized goals in their paperwork. This means, I can have about 40-50 different goals I need to reach a week. With the use of technology (iPad), scholars will have the opportunity to work together within a game or an app and work on their own level.
With an iPad, ready to use in my classroom small groups, the students will be able to get a chance to work together, use technology skills (which aren't incorporated in the curriculum), and use real-life problem solving skills.
This is really important because in our school, there aren't enough computers to be in all classrooms, so many of the times, our use of technology is limited. While the children get different times to use a computer, their technology skills are low. Keep in mind that many of my scholars do not have technology at home either.
We do state testing, benchmark testing, and assessment testing on the computers. With little to no experience with technology, this makes it harder for the scholars to navigate through what their task is. Being able to show them an iPad for them to consistently use and work on will build confidence in their testing environment and engage student learning.
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