Being Awesome On An iPad – COR Ventures To RDACL!
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This Summer COR has the pleasure of collaborating with the fine, friendly folks at the Regina and District Association for Community Living (RDACL). RDACL has been hosting workshops on how to use an iPad for several months now for folks with intellectual disabilities in the Regina area. So far the feedback has been very positive! They’re helping to enhance one’s quality of life by giving people the tools and knowledge of how to use state of the art technology.
“When you first turn it on or play music for the first time, you get to experience this moment of pure bliss in their eyes. When you see someone’s face light up by seeing something for the first time, it’s truly a magical experience.”
Not only does the workshop cover online privacy, what you can and can’t share, how to download apps, use the calendar, set alarms, take notes, save contacts, research information, change the time, draw a picture, play music, play a video, and even download several bowling games.
When we learn, it’s never about the one teacher who’s the be all and end all, it’s about all the peers sitting beside peers. It’s the conversations in between lessons, it’s students being students. People understanding how other people tick.
A good teacher isn’t the focal point of the classroom, a good teacher facilitates the conversation where people can learn from each other, where they can teach each other, and where they can find comfort in one another. Yes there’s a lot of learning going on, but the social benefits are arguably more beneficial in the long run.
We love the Being Awesome on an iPad workshops at RDACL!
We LOVE hosting our COR iPad sessions and we’re only two weeks in! Can’t wait to continue! Thanks for the continued support!
PS: We made video’s outside, the students telling us what they learned to do on the iPad, it was a pretty cool moment to capture on video. #awesome
I’m sooooo happy that I got to participate in one of the sessions, what a brilliant group of students! What you guys at RDACL are doing is simply awesome. Keep it up!!!