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macdonaldke
reply to Megan: how to get technology
Thu Jun 18, 2015 10:31
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I have definitely had the concerns you are having about available resources and money for our students who need these devices. I remember learning that some IEPs and 504 plans (for students with disabilities) require students to have these devices so the school district has to provide them, so that is a glimmer of hope. I wonder, however, what it takes to prove that these students absolutely need these devices to get them mandated on these plans. I also agree with Angie later on this thread that we as teachers can only be creative with the technology that the school provides. I know a lot of schools have gotten iPads for classrooms, and I'm sure there are countless apps that can help students with ASD if we research enough!

  • Technology Resources - Megan Rembert, Thu Jun 18 06:22
    This week gave me a lot of insight into different technologies and writing devices you can use to help support your children. I think it is important to keep these in mind in everyday classrooms as... more
    • RE: Technology Resources - hildebranak, Sat Jun 20 21:24
      I had the same questions. I think the part of being an advocate for our ASD students is something we all need to learn. We need to be able to have knowledge, confidence, and research to present to... more
    • Re: Technology Resources - Sara Pappas, Sat Jun 20 00:20
      I'm glad you brought up technology resources because we do live in a technology-driven world. I think it's a good question if the school systems will provide the aids we need for our students and I'm ... more
    • Classroom Technology - Amanda Wallace, Fri Jun 19 22:46
      Usually depending on districts, most classrooms have a computer or two in them. These can be used as needed for students who benefit from assistive technology. We just need to do all we can to help... more
    • reply megan rembert - rognstadgr, Thu Jun 18 20:06
      I agree. There are a lot of free online resources out there for teachers, finding them is the tricky part! You were wondering if school system will provided the more expensive technologies. If it is... more
    • Re: Technology Resources - Hillary Yarbrough, Thu Jun 18 14:34
      I completely agree. I often wonder if these technological assistance devices will be available to us as teachers when we need them. When I read about things like this I often think about how amazing... more
    • Re: Technology Resources - andersenal, Thu Jun 18 11:43
      I think it depends on the school when it comes to buying resources for students. In one of my internships, a boy with ASD did not like to write with pencil and paper, and would write so lightly that... more
    • reply to Megan: how to get technology - macdonaldke, Thu Jun 18 10:31
    • Re: Technology Resources - lavertyse, Thu Jun 18 07:59
      I think that in a perfect world we would have access to all the materials we need to help our students as much as possible. Unfortunately, I doubt that we, as general classroom teachers, will have... more
    • Resources - Angie Helton, Thu Jun 18 07:32
      I think that it depends on the sort of funds the school district has if the classrooms will have these resources. In my opinion, I think all schools should have what the student needs, but probably... more
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