Thursday, Nov. 7
4-5 p.m. ET
Learn how accessories can multiply the effectiveness of the classroom iPad. Is there a case that will protect an iPad if a student drops it from a height or gets it wet? For students who can’t access the iPad directly, what switch is the most effective? If you only have one iPad in your classroom, what accessories promote collaboration? What are the options for projecting your iPad onto a screen or interactive whiteboard? To answer these questions, we’ll explore external accessory options, such as switches and other alternative access options, keyboards, protective covers, splitters and more.
After completing this webinar, you will be able to:
- Discuss how various accessory options increase the effectiveness of the iPad in the classroom
- Select accessories that maximize the efficacy of iPad use in your classroom
Alex Dunn is a Speech-Language Pathologist with the Upper Canada District School Board and president of Inclusioneers, an organization dedicated to ensuring that ALL students achieve the goals of meaningful education and social participation. She has presented on SMART Technology, iDevices, and assistive technology across the United States and Canada and in Germany, the United Kingdom, Spain, and Puerto Rico. Alex was named SMART Technologies Exemplary Educator of the Year for Canada for 2012 and was awarded the prestigious C21 Shifting Minds National Award for distinctive achievement in the field of 21st Century learning and innovation. Alex was appointed as an Officer for Special Education Technology Special Interest Group for the International Society for Technology in Education (ISTE).
In February 2013, Alex was named the recipient of the 2013 Canadian Association for Community Living Inclusive Education Award. The programs she designs not only address the individual needs of students, but also support their interaction as valued members of their classrooms and schools. Alex uses SMART Boards, iPads, Nintendo DSis and a host of software programs to ensure every student is able to participate to his or her fullest capability. Her enthusiasm has led her to create the Smart Inclusion wiki, a database that is a useful resource for parents, teachers and the public, all of whom are invited to provide their own insights by posting their own material. Alex uses her Twitter account (@SmartInclusion) to support family members, teachers and other professionals to ask questions and share pertinent information.