Monday, September 6, 2010

Limeades for Learning

Sonic and have an exciting partnership called Limeades For Learningsm. With your help, I can get the funding I need to inspire my students to learn. Go to Limeades For Learning to learn more about it. And don’t forget to make your vote count. Thanks for your help!

Your part is simple. Just go to Limeades for Learning to vote for my project. SONIC is donating more than half a million dollars to the projects that receive the most votes. But I need your help to make sure one’s mine!

Here’s part of the project I submitted:
Can you imagine going from having no voice to being able to ask for a drink, snack, break, or hug? My students use communication aps on the one iPod we have currently to tell me what they want or need - and they're more inclined to use the iPod than their traditional communication devices. People with autism have social deficits and don't typically respond to other people - but they tend to love electronics. My students pay so much better attention to iPod aps designed to teach letters/numbers/animals/etc. than they do to traditional flashcards or books. They become engaged, active participants in their learning in a way I don't usually see. Currently I have 9 to 10 students sharing one iPod which doesn't allow much time per child. Ideally I would love for each student to have their own, but for now I would like to have two more - one for each adult in the classroom, so that we can teach, supervise and assist the students when using them .

Click on the picture at the top of this post or go to to get to my project to vote - you can vote once per day per email address.

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