There are more than 100,000 educational apps available in the iTunes and Google Play apps stores and this number continues to grow every day. The use of mobile devices has a great deal of promise for positively impacting student learning outcomes. But with so many apps available, finding one that is high-quality can be like finding a needle in a haystack. In this hands-on workshop, participants will learn about what makes a high-quality instructional app, how to evaluate apps, and how to prepare to integrate app use into the curriculum.
This hands-on workshop focuses on the use of mobile devices and educational apps in the classroom with students with autism, other developmental disabilities, and even typically developing learners. We will address identifying your app needs, selecting apps that address those needs, and how to plan for using those apps with students. Participants should bring an iOS or Android mobile device with them and pre-load the following free apps on their devices: