iPads and Education: Promoting Learning through Increased Engagement

LOCK HAVEN, Pa. – Assistive Technology today makes it far more helpful for people with disabilities to do the things they could not typically do, or have difficulty doing otherwise. Lock Haven University will be hosting the 7th Annual Assistive Technology Workshop on Monday, October 14, 2013, which is open to the public.

WHAT:          7th Annual Assistive Technology Workshop

WHEN:          Monday, October 14, 2013 from 4:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

WHERE:       Lock Haven University, Parson’s Union Building, Multipurpose Room

WHO:             Lauren S. Enders and Linda Kinsey Brown

Impressive accessibility features combined with an astounding and ever-growing array of applications make Apple's iPad an incredibly powerful learning tool. In this workshop, those attending will explore how the iPad can be used with diverse learners to break down barriers, increase engagement, capture data, and provide access to the curriculum. Participants will also be exploring a set of powerful applications that can be customized to provide students of varying ages and abilities with access to learning targets in a fun and productive way. Participants are encouraged to bring their own devices to the session. They will have devices available on hand for those who do not have a device for the workshop.

Lauren S. Enders from Bucks County Intermediate Unit and Linda Kinsey Brown form the Central Intermediate Unit, both Augmentative Communication and Assistive Technology Consultants, will be presenting at the workshop.