Using technology in an inclusive classroom
Previous Use with Assistive Technology
She was able to ask for different food during lunch time, ask peers to play with her, tell about her weekend and other areas that most students would be able to discuss with their verbal abilities.
This was a very unique and beneficial experience as her teacher. I was able to better understand how these devices are programmed, but also how to integrate them into the every day classroom.
My first experience with assistive technology was with a device like the one picture above.
This is an alternative method of assistive technology within the Kindergarten classroom that uses touch screens to allow for simplified selections.
This is a modified keyboard layout that allows students with differentiated needs to type successfully.
One tool that can be used to assist with written communication are alternative keyboards. These are keyboards that come in different shapes and sizes to allow to simplified typing with one hand or limited motor skills.
Another is a screen reader that reads all the text that is shown on the screen. This allows students with limited visual abilities to still surf the net as well as read articles and stories online.