At various primary and secondary levels, iPads are have taken off through their use in advancing learning outcomes.
Unlike “netbooks” that were introduced by a previous Australian Federal Government initiative, iPads can totally redefine what a student can do in a classroom.
In an ideal setup, iPads can be used by students the night before their lesson. Then the teacher can expand and identify difficulties on the day of the lesson. iPads allow interactivity both before, during and after a particular lesson.
Did you know that the Victorian Education Department maintains a list of recommended iPad apps for students:
And here’s a list of applications for special needs students:
For special needs students, I’d also highly recommend a free application named “Autism Applications” to help identify the right application for a student’s particular area of need.
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