Thursday, April 7, 2011
On April 2, 2011, I had the to opportunity to speak at The iLearn Conference: iPad, iPod, and iPhone in the Real World. It was sponsored by the Down Syndrome Association of Greater Cincinnati, Redwood, and United Cerebral Palsy of Greater Cincinnati. The conference focused on the recent "iTechnology" and how they can be used with students. My presentation was on Using the iPad in the Classroom. The presentation was done in collaboration with my partner intervention specialist (grades 3-5). The presentation focused on how we got started with the iPad, what apps we have used within the classroom, and the impact and reaction we have seen by the students. If you go to the included link, you can access all the presentations from that day.
I would definitely suggest you check out the section "smackdown results". These are compilations of the ideas/questions shared during the presentations and the "share" time after each presentation. It includes some basic "how to's" of using the iPad, use of suggested apps not listed within the presentation, and some discussions on accessories.
Thanks to Kelly, Janet, and Susan for the opportunity. I enjoyed sharing my experiences and had fun! I also learned several new things about the iPad myself. I look forward to being a part of this great event again. (Hopefully, they will have me back!)