iPad use with ESL students

I was interested to follow up on the link Jess included in here recent blog post that spoke about the benefits or not of using iPads in the classroom. As I explored this link further, there was a blog post of an interview with Deborah Komatsu, a speech pathologist using iPads in her work with ESL (Spanish speaking) students. Deborah comments on some of the apps she finds useful and provides a list of more than a dozen links for those interested in more information about the apps and their application in a speech therapy context within primary school settings. Her work is predominantly in a strongly Spanish speaking student and home population. One such app is ‘Futaba’, professionally useful but also appealing to students because it is a game. As she says; “In addition to Speech and Language activities, I use the app for Fluency, Voice, AAC (Augmentative and Alternative Communication). I also use various app as Speech Pathology tools, such as apps to record language samples and calculate age.”



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