Piloting iPad Applications for High School Special Needs Students
Abstract: This Round Table session will highlight the process used to identify appropriate iPad academic games and simulations for use in a high school cross-categorical classroom. The classroom is made up of 5 students, grades 9-12, who were previously served through a co-op program and who have been returned to their district of residency this year. The students have low to moderate cognitive functions, with two students being identified with autism. They are taught in a self-contained classroom with access to HP laptops and iPads. This session will share information about the selection and pilot of iPad applications for secondary special education students, including reviews of various apps that were tried in high school core subjects and the process utilized. Videos of students interacting with various apps will also be shown. Finally, students’ interviews will be played, describing their use of the apps to learn high school academic content through academic games and simulations.
Presider: Oguzhan Atabek, Middle East Technical University & Akdeniz University