Understanding Dyslexia with “Try Being Me”


Yesterday CBBC, the BBC site for children, featured a special series called My Dyslexic Mind on their Newsround blog. The series was directed toward students in an effort to educate them about the learning disability. Newsround also posted a guide to Continue reading

iPad Helps Special Education Students Learn, Communicate


In another example of special education teachers using iPads and other tablets to help their students express themselves in the classroom, one New York teacher has tested around 900 apps to teach her students a variety of skills. Vicki Windman, Continue reading

Students in Special Education Classroom Use iPads to Make Music

Courtesy Fast Company

Their instruments were unconventional, to say the least. Instead of a clarinet or a trumpet, the students in P.S. 177’s band made music on their tablets. For the students in the Queens, N.Y. classroom — all of whom have severe Continue reading

Bookshare: Digital Books for “Frustrated Readers”

iPads in the classroom: "Max Mashal, a sixth grader, used his iPad at Pinnacle Peak Elementary School in Scottsdale, Ariz." Credit: Joshua Lott for the New York Times http://www.nytimes.com/2011/01/05/education/05tablets.html?_r=1

The application of digital books to the education system is one of the most popular and sensible uses of the format: between reducing textbook costs for college students and allowing new ways to interact with and take notes upon their Continue reading

iPads Revolutionizing Autism Education


Many use iPads for daily activities such as scheduling, emailing, web surfing, watching videos, and gaming, but autism classrooms are finding that the iPad can be used for so much more. This revolutionary Apple gadget has been hailed as a Continue reading