iPad : Should I Buy One?
I bought my
iPad when they first came out over 2 years ago and have used it everyday since then with my students.
Should YOU buy an iPad?
The best way
for me to answer this question is to explain the three major benefits I have
found so far using the iPad with my students.
The majority of my students have learned how to access the iPad. Most
have learned how to turn it on, swipe the screen, flick, scroll, and zoom while
interacting with the selected apps.
I have witnessed a greater motivation to learn from my
students. With a large selection of cost
effective apps, we are able to work on many targeted areas including:
and receptive language
One of the largest motivating factors has been many students
initiating preferred activities on the iPad.
Some of my
students have very short attention spans. Therefore, I find myself looking for
activities that can help sustain their attention for longer periods of time. I
have found many apps that can help achieve and expand my students' attention.
For me, the iPad
has definitely been a game-changer. For those of you that already purchased an
iPad, how has it benefitted you and your students?