Using Technology to Empower Learning

In today’s world the use of digital technology had become a transparent tool for kids, educators, and communities to communicate, collaborate, and create. This blog will highlight examples of where technology is making a difference. iPads for kids who have never communicated effectively before. Teachers engaging students in ways never possible before. Communities discovering the power of the digital image and movie to communicate their story.

Special Education and iPad

Vimeo video by Hunter Berk

At the 2010 Three Rivers Educational Technology Conference (TRETC) I had a chance to share some of the power of mobile learning with a team of students and educators from the Fox Chapel Area School District. Hunter Berk, a senior at the Fox Chapel Area High School, dazzled the audience with his video shot on an iPod that shared the transformation of a student with Downes Syndrome into a communicator using an iPad.

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