This year I started using my iPad in therapy. It has become a staple in my sessions. It offers so much versatility by allowing me to access so many incredible apps and keeping my students engaged. They love to use the iPad but sometimes they just get so excited or wrapped up in an activity that iPad manners go right out the window! I was getting tired of giving reminders for using two hands, tapping gently, using it while sitting, etc, and frankly, I didn’t know how much more my nerves could take! Of course this idea hit me right at the end of the year, but it was a good time frame for a trial run at least.
I had seen iPad Pledges/Promises on TeacherspayTeachers and Pinterest but nothing I found that would work for my room. So I made this one. It is a little rhyme that reminds the kids the proper way to handle the iPad so their dear speech therapist doesn’t have a heart attack.
I would review the Pledge with my kids before we would start our activity and that it really seemed to help. The students that I was giving several reminders to only needed one or none at all. It helped the students to know my expectations for them and helped me to be not so anxious when I would incorporate it into the sessions.
This poster is FREE up at my TpT store if you want to add it to your room.
I have had some people ask about iPad covers that are durable enough for kids. There are several on the market but these have been my favorite.
The M-Edge Super Soft Shell
Bobj Advanced Heavy Duty Case
i-Blason ArmourBox Series 2 Layer Hybrid Protection Case ( it has a stand )