From time to time we receive comments on our project from our colleagues in the field. We're sharing those here:
From Jim Allan, Texas School for the Blind and Visually Impaired:
I think this app would be useful for all students including students with learning disabilities and students who are typical learners.
From Theresa George, Itinerant Teacher of the Visually Impaired, Marshall County School District, Kentucky
[The student] struggles completing math problems with pencil/paper. I saw how fast she was able to complete the math problems on the scratch pad. I had not thought to use a scratch pad on the iPad until working with the AnimalWatch Vi Suite app. Just another AT tool to add to the VI toolbox of VI accommodations.
From Rita Albright, Teacher of Students with Vision Impairments, including Blindness, Boulder Valley School District, RE-2J, Boulder, Colorado
My student looks forward to the times she can work on the units. This opportunity has really jump-started her use of the QWERTY keyboard with the iPad...[participating in the study provides] the opportunity to reinforce the need to read/listen to the entire problem before beginning. This student on problem 2 of White Shark B had the correct answer as an improper fraction from her first attempt but each time she input the answer received the "uh-oh" message because she put the answer as an improper fraction. Great reinforcement of reading for information!!!"