Technology is like modern day magic for many children with special needs. For children with special needs, technology can open up a whole new world. Children that were previously non-verbal can communicate and children with short attention spans can attend to complex tasks like magic.
Located in a high poverty area with high crime and low performing schools, our Early Childhood Special Education classroom is a haven for 3 year-olds with developmental delays.
All of our students have moderate to severe disabilities in various areas of their development: language, gross/fine motor, social-emotional, and cognitive. Our school is an early childhood center that serves typically and atypically developing children from the public school population. We are run by the local school district but receive very little funding priority. My classroom is one of two that service only children with special needs.
My students are loving and excited to come to school each day. They are active learners and require a tremendous amount of energy and creativity in teaching strategies. Currently, we do not have access to any technological tools for teaching our students. I have heard tremendous reports from special education teachers in surrounding communities for how they use tablets with their preschoolers. Our district can not provide tablets for our students. My students need 4 Kindle Fires and 4 protective cases. Recently, the White House announced an amazing program which allows special education classrooms access to thousands of e-books on tablets using a free app called Open Books. These tablets would allow my students to access these books as well as other other applications designed especially for children with special needs.
I am so excited about the amazing opportunities that these educational tablets will provide for my students.
The tablets can be used to access thousands of e-books, providing students with new and exciting ways to interact with text and stories; as communication devices for students that are functionally non-verbal; to review and reinforce academic instruction and as a positive reinforcement for behavior changes. Tablets are an amazing tool and I look forward to sharing them with my students.Read More
|Fire, 7" Display, Wi-Fi, 8 GB - Includes Special Offers, Black • Amazon Business||$49.99||4||$199.96|
|Fire 7 2015 Kids Case - AVAWO Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Kids Friendly for Amazon Fire 7 inch Display Tablet (5th Generation - 2015 Release Only), Green • Amazon Business||$18.97||1||$18.97|
|Fire 7 2015 Kids Case - AVAWO Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Kids Friendly for Amazon Fire 7 inch Display Tablet (5th Generation - 2015 Release Only), Blue • Amazon Business||$17.97||1||$17.97|
|Fire 7 2015 Kids Case - BMOUO Shock Proof Convertible Handle Light Weight Super Protective Stand Cover Case for Amazon Fire 7 inch Display Tablet (5th Generation - 2015 Release Only) , Purple • Amazon Business||$17.38||1||$17.38|
|AVAWO Fire 7 2015 Case - Light Weight Shock Proof Convertible Handle Stand Kids Friendly for Amazon Fire 7 inch Display Tablet (5th Generation - 2015 Release Only), Magenta/Rose • Amazon Business||$16.97||1||$16.97|
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This classroom project was brought to life by #BestSchoolDay and 2 other donors.