This system was extremely helpful because it gave me an opportunity to work individually with a student on specific academic skills like writing his/her name and labeling colors, shapes, numbers and letters.
However, there was a small problem with this system. Because the iPad is highly motivating and interesting to children, students working with me would be easily distracted by the students working on the iPad. I couldn't move the students who were working on the iPad because they often need support in using it, especially in transitioning from one app to another.
Rework: I developed visuals to help students focus on both their individual teacher instruction and iPad work times. The visuals are placed on the inside & outside of a binder. The binder is then propped up to divide the work space for the children.
|Quiet Prompts are taped to the inside cover of the binder & |
reminds the student to "Quietly Work on iPad".
|Listen & Work prompts are slid into the binder's clear cover &|
reminds the student to focus on individualized teacher instruction.
|Here is a picture of my boys using the visual. Payton worked |
on the iPad, while EJ & I made a birthday card for daddy.