I’m Cheating on My iPad with my Other iPad!

This is getting confusing, but I’m loving this rabid iPad app downloading. Cheap or free, easy and fun.

There’s some great overlap in what I’m searching for as teacher and mom, fortunately. The University is looking for me to infuse iPad technology into a course  I haven’t taught yet, which may or may not be easier than using the technology for an actual person.

We had a meeting at Nic’s school a few weeks back to discuss the iPad we sent in for his use. Everyone thought it was great, but no one knew how to use it. Maybe sending it in on the bus isn’t such a hot idea yet, eh? I think, as does Nic’s educational team, that the district needs to crack open its metaphorical wallet and buy a couple of these hot little iDoodads so the teachers can dig in and get some good learnin’ going for the kids. Meanwhile, maybe I’ll lend our iPad to some interested teacher or therapist for a weekend. Eeek.

I am continually slipping into the App store to see what’s new. Fortunately, better minds then mine are, too. I discovered something called http://www.momswithapps.com, a bunch of app developers promoting quality apps for kids and families. Their catalog is on iTunes. I downloaded some “freebie Friday” apps. Take a look!

Meanwhile, I have to try to remember which iPad I put this app or that on. I guess that’s a pretty nice problem to have.

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About geralynarango

Hello! My name is Geralyn Arango. I write two blogs about two very different topics: Down Gluten, Down Lactose, Down syndrome is about my family's search for a normal life in the face of my son's dietary restrictions, his disability and his wonderfulness. Dr. Mom and the iPads is a blog about my journey to the use of the iPad as an educational tool for my son who has Down syndrome and for the special education majors I teach at a university in Philadelphia. I love to write and hope through these blogs to engage in conversation with people who share an interest in either or both of my blog topics. I am also in the process of revising a soon-to-be published memoir on caregiving...I hope you will stick around until it's ready to go! G

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