Hi Readers and Welcome to my blog.
I’m the mother of 6 wonderful children (I kid you not) and most of my life is taken up with them. In my past life I was a Special Education Teacher, and for the last few years of my career I was a Statewide Advisor for Assistive Technology. Part of my role was to review and evaluate new technology, including both hardware and software, in terms of how it supports the learner and how it fits in with the curriculum. These days I am still being asked for advice on which Apps and programs would be good for children, so it seemed a blog on the subject might be a good thi g.
About this Blog
When I look at any technology, be it an App, a program, a book or a device, I look at it in a number of different ways. I’ll gradually post a few articles on the criteria I look for, for example
ease of use as a very basic criteria, but in general each review will not only describe an item, but will go into detail about why various features are good or not, and how the Apps can be used to support learning.
I might also delve into some research into using this kind of technology with children, tweeking the settings on your device and anything else that seems relevant. I’m open to suggestions.
I also believe in having a bit of fun, so watch out for a few Apps/Books/programs for Mum and Dad.