There’s a special app for that

I’m finding lots of articles and lists like this – using smartphones, iPads, etc to personalize learning. The apps make it easy to work on different needs. I would love to see this approach used for remediation and enrichment – have both kinds of kids in the same learning lab – each kid gets to use an iPad with their own apps and learning outcomes.

Many parents and teachers are using apps at home and in the classroom for literacy skill development for their children or students with special needs. Many are also using these apps for instructional or remediation purposes. We’ve even had reports of children learning to read with some of the apps available on the iPad and iPod Touch. To understand why children with special needs are responding so positively to these apps in the area of literacy, it is essential to examine the underlying “building blocks” of reading instruction. more…