Thank you all for commenting and adding words of encouragement! I am taking this class for recertification points as well as wanting to learn more about technologies to improve teaching/learning for myself and my students. The population of students that I work with use technology as a mode of entertainment, reinforcement of skills taught and a coping mechanism to engage in the learning process. I have videoed students using appropriate behaviors and used this to teach a child with Autism what the behavior I’m requesting looks like. I currently have a student with Autism that utilizes an i-pad for his schedule throughout the school day and his behavior is determined by whether his schedule is accessible to him. At this point I’m not sure of how distance education would benefit this age group of students but I definitely see the power of it with older students from every walk of life!