My students need an iPad2 with protective case to make learning come alive visually and auditorally.
Can you imagine being in another country and not being to communicate and learn? A Hearing Impaired student can feel this way in his classroom. These students are below grade level and benefit significantly from visual and kinesthetic learning strategies which can be provided by using an iPad2!
All of my students are Hearing Impaired and their hearing losses range from mild conductive loss to profound sensorineural loss.
Some wear hearing aids, benefit from the use of FM systems, and have many classroom accommodations.
They attend public school in rural areas of South Carolina. These children have struggled their entire lives in the educational setting. Many receive resource/hearing impaired/speech services, but continue to have educational gaps due to their hearing loss.
Research confirms that a visual mode of instruction is more successful with these students. Interactive white boards and iPads have proven to provide the visual tools these students need to comprehend and process information. Due to their hearing loss, this visual mode of learning is necessary for success. The iPad will provide this visual strategy as well as auditory learning with many of the apps available today. IPads not only make learning fun, but help to narrow the educational gaps in my hearing impaired students.
An iPad2 and a protective case will allow my students to open up the areas of visual, auditory, and kinesthetic learning. Teaching hearing impaired students in 5th-12th grade, the iPad can be loaded with a variety of educational apps ranging in grade levels and subject areas.
Individualized spelling words, vocabulary, math facts, and much more can be downloaded on the iPad to meet the needs of each student. The students can work on their ability level as well as work toward meeting their IEP goals and state standards. Pictures can be used to create writing samples, improve grammar, comprehension, and can open up a world of possibilities.
Students can record themselves reading and work on auditory skills. As an itinerant teacher serving 10 schools, the portable iPad can easily fit in my school bag and be used with my entire caseload. The use of this iPad will create a desire for my students to want to narrow their educational gaps because of this awesome and exciting new technology.
This iPad2 will allow my hearing impaired students to use their eyes and ears to experience success while learning at the same time.
My students don't have computers at home.
This new technology will create a desire for these students to be motivated to work on their areas of weakness by using visual and audible activities. The iPad2 and protective case will be used for many years with my hearing impaired Students in South Carolina.
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