A NOTE FROM YOUR EC TEACHER MRS HARRIS
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Along with all of their many strengths, my students also struggle with reading and writing skills. These struggles can often make the work of learning daunting. I am privileged to teach special education in a rural public school serving approximately 500 students. Because our school is in a community with a growing socioeconomic divide between the poor and wealthy, I strive daily to provide an equitable experience to all students. I teach students who need specialized instruction in reading, writing, math and/or social skills. The population of students that I teach have a variety of gifts and needs. They require a dynamic learning environments in order to maintain their enthusiasm about school. Technology helps them stay motivated to learn and grow, while also helping me to individualize their learning targets in the most effective way.
My students will use the headphones to access appropriate reading materials online using some amazing apps and software that are now available for those who struggle with reading fluency. They will be able to use the apple pencil to create visuals to show their learning and share with others on our iPad. They will learn to use the other accessories to keep our materials safe. Through this process, they will learn digital citizenship and responsibility, which is a key learning outcome for 21st century students.
Each time my students learn that people outside of our direct school community have contributed to their learning, their confidence and willingness to learn new things expands.
These materials will help the students access the technology that we currently have in our classroom in new and exciting ways. This will increase their engagement and excitement in class, and help them to take ownership of their learning.