My amazing group of 5 students with intellectual disabilities come into school every morning with a bright smile and a positive attitude to tackle the day, no matter their circumstances. They love unconditionally and cheer for everyone. Many of my students come from low income homes and deal with struggles that would cause any student difficulty, but they have what it takes to overcome anything. Their pure joy and happiness is contagious as we transition throughout the school day as we see our peers in the hallways and cafeteria.
My classroom does not currently have a SmartBoard. While not 100% essential, interactive capabilities would open many new doors to allow my students to better access their curriculum. We use a curriculum called Unique Learning Systems which has many interactive capabilities. Students can play games to learn vocabulary words or solve math problems by dragging and dropping the answers.
My students have not yet had the opportunity to access these exciting activities because our board is not interactive.
I'm able to project our lessons, but instead of them being able to interact with the curriculum, I have to click through everything on my presentation laptop. My students already have so many obstacles to overcome, properly accessing their curriculum shouldn't have to be one of them!
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