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  • Harold Washington Elementary School
  • Chicago, IL
  • Nearly all students from low‑income households

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Most of my students with disabilities can and do benefit from technology in the classroom, but sometime the technology provided is visually not appropriate for my student population. Incorporating technology increases my students’ motivation to learn and it allows me to personalize lessons to accommodate my student’s individual needs. Even the students with the most severe and profound disabilities can use assistive technology to join a classroom of typical students, and their potential can be reached in ways we didn’t have before. The problem is at time the screen sizes of the technology provided to us (Chromebooks and iPads are too small). Laptops can help my diverse learner students write papers more easily as well, being able to adjust fonts and having a larger screen view. Typing can make the writing process go faster, and the tools in Microsoft Word can make it easier for students to edit their work. By typing on laptops instead of a desktop computer, students can work at classroom stations, in the library or during work time in class. Laptops provide font options that are visually appropriate for my diverse learners. One of the biggest advantages of laptops is that they will allow my students to access information on the Internet connection at school. Our school offers free Wi-Fi, but the students often complain that the font and print of the information is too small. The bigger screens that the laptops will allow is visually better for my diverse learners. Laptops will allow my students when they are in the General Education population to be able to turn in completed published assignments as those of their non-disabled peers. Once they students have completed their assignments they will be able to use the printer to print their drafts and published projects.

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Most of my students with disabilities can and do benefit from technology in the classroom, but sometime the technology provided is visually not appropriate for my student population. Incorporating technology increases my students’ motivation to learn and it allows me to personalize lessons to accommodate my student’s individual needs. Even the students with the most severe and profound disabilities can use assistive technology to join a classroom of typical students, and their potential can be reached in ways we didn’t have before. The problem is at time the screen sizes of the technology provided to us (Chromebooks and iPads are too small). Laptops can help my diverse learner students write papers more easily as well, being able to adjust fonts and having a larger screen view. Typing can make the writing process go faster, and the tools in Microsoft Word can make it easier for students to edit their work. By typing on laptops instead of a desktop computer, students can work at classroom stations, in the library or during work time in class. Laptops provide font options that are visually appropriate for my diverse learners. One of the biggest advantages of laptops is that they will allow my students to access information on the Internet connection at school. Our school offers free Wi-Fi, but the students often complain that the font and print of the information is too small. The bigger screens that the laptops will allow is visually better for my diverse learners. Laptops will allow my students when they are in the General Education population to be able to turn in completed published assignments as those of their non-disabled peers. Once they students have completed their assignments they will be able to use the printer to print their drafts and published projects.

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