Tap-It technology?

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  1. karebear76

    karebear76 Habitué

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    Oct 26, 2012

    Anyone seen these yet or even better worked with them? I had training on them this morning, as my district has purchased two. Primarily for wheel-chair, low mobility students, but for others when the 2 aren't using them.

    They seem really cool, but I am a little curious why we spent so much on only 2 things, when surely there would be other technology for same amount that would allow all students in the room to access it at same time.

    http://www.teachsmart.org/About SmartEd/News and Events/News Listing/2010/Introducing TAPit.aspx
     
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  3. czacza

    czacza Multitudinous

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    Nov 13, 2012

    I've got a Smatboard...this looks somewhat similar...Don't know what the tap it cost, but a SB is pretty accessible for students with disabilities...or iPads....
     
  4. karebear76

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    We were told $10K each. :eek:

    We have SB in almost every classroom. The only thing with them is that our students in wheelchairs aren't able to fully participate with them.

    I was thinking that kind of money would have bought iPads for each spec ed student in the district... :dizzy:
     
  5. PCdiva

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    Nov 14, 2012

    Our kindergarten has one, the rest of the classrooms have regular smartboards.
     
  6. bondo

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    $10k is a ton of money. Perhaps the district earned a grant or private donation?
     

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