TiP Update - 2/6

posted Feb 6, 2013, 6:51 AM by Unknown user   [ updated Feb 6, 2013, 7:01 AM by Brad Kohl ]
The iPad Project has been doing well in the second semester. I have shifted my focus away from the app Proloquo2Go with individual children, in order to focus on a wide range of communication apps. I am currently working with ISD 287 to determine the effectiveness of iPad apps involving communication for their SUN Program. 
First, I implemented a survey to teachers about iPad use generally. Here are some examples of questions:  "What are the primary uses of the iPad for your students?" and "Which of the following appear as severe flaws or shortcomings of the iPad?" I received 47 responses from various teachers and para-professionals
The second part of my research involved tracking the use of various applications during the month of February. I have developed and sent out my spreadsheet for the first week of February. This will continue for another four weeks. I hope to gain good insights on the effectiveness and usefulness of these communication applications.