Apple – Simple and Intuitive
What could be more natural for students than to interact with a mobile device? Because students are already intimately familiar with mobile phones, iPods and hand-held games consoles, the learning curve is minimal when you introduce them to an iPad or iPod touch. The intuitive and responsive Multi-Touch screen allows students to read a book, interact with an app and page through websites with just the touch of a finger. And the best part, they focus on the content, instead of learning how to use the device.
With iPad and iPod touch, it’s more possible than ever to accommodate individual learning styles. As teachers, you can choose from thousands of educational apps to provide extra support for any learning need – http://www.apple.com/education/resources/. Students can watch videos, listen to audiobooks or play great speeches in history. And thanks to built-in accessibility features and support for 30 languages, any student can use any iOS device. iPad and iPod touch make learning as individual as each student.
With built-in Wi-Fi, iPad and iPod touch allow students anytime access to the Internet – while built-in Parental Controls settings allow you to ensure a safe and appropriate experience. Wi-Fi also makes it easy for students to print from iOS devices to printers on your school’s wireless network.
With iOS devices, students and educators have instant access to a collection of productivity tools for taking notes, keeping track of dates, browsing the web and sending and receiving email — all in a single device. iWork applications for iPad make it easy to create professional-looking documents, stunning presentations and compelling spreadsheets. Finished with your work? Use Mail to send a file via email or print straight from the device using AirPrint. Add other apps such as iHomework to keep students on task — or try ResponseWare or eClicker to turn iPad or iPod touch into a polling device. iOS devices can make every school day even more productive. View more Apps for Education – https://itunes.apple.com/gb/genre/ios-education/id6017?ls=1
iOS devices come with built-in accessibility technologies to help meet special-learning needs. VoiceOver, a gesture-based screen reader, assists visually impaired students. Those who are deaf or hard of hearing can download and watch closed-captioned content from the iTunes Store. And students with physical or motor skills difficulties find the Multi-Touch interface easy to operate. The App Store offers innovative apps such as Dragon Dictation for transcribing recorded words into text files; Proloquo2Go for students with difficulty communicating verbally; and Pocket SLP Articulation, developed by speech and language pathologists to provide a multi-sensory approach to speech therapy. iOS devices are uniquely equipped to let every student succeed.
To read more about an implementation and the benefits it can bring please click here.