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I am currently 3rd grade teacher at West Burlington Elementary School in West Burlington, Iowa. I'm in my ninth year of teaching at the same school I attended from K-12. I pursuing my Master's degree in Instructional Technology through the University of Northern Iowa and I am so excited about this adventure.

Sunday, December 4, 2011

UDL and Assistive Technologies using the iPad

     Assistive technologies have been around for a very long time, as have numerous strategies for reaching all learners.  Universal Design Learning has put a new focus of how to effectively reach learners at all levels and abilities.  The Apple iPad has provided numerous tools to help teachers and learners accomplish this tremendous task.  I have yet to gain the opportunity to use an iPad in my personal classroom, but I have been an Apple iPhone user for many years now and can definitely see the benefits it could bring to at-risk students of all kinds. Teachers work extremely hard to find ways to pull struggling learner up and push gifted students forward.  Individual classrooms tend to have a range of abilities wider than the grade levels in the entire school.  I searched for iPad applications that could assist students in the classroom and out move their learning to higher levels.

Please take a look at the following Google presentation.

For more apps for education see: 65+ iPad apps for Elementary Education


  1. Jami - cool collection of apps! Looks like you probably has a little fun looking for these! Thanks for sharing them with us.

  2. Jami, too bad ipads are soooo expensive. The apps are fabulous, and I know that EVENTUALLY there will be similar apps for the droids, or tablets that are much more reasonable...There's no way we will go there with ipads...great sharing for people who have them though!

  3. Thanks for sharing these apps with us Jami. They all sounded like great resources for teachers and student to help them become better in reading, writing, math, science, and even behavior. It's a shame that when i see students on an ipad they are usually playing a game instead of something like that solar system app or storybook app.