Pictures Are worth a Thousand Words for Students with Autism
My students need a HP digital camera to help support learning.
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Picture me, picture you, picture this, and picture that, help me capture learning with Hewlett-Packard digital cameras.
I teach student with autism in grades second through fourth grades.
We are in a self-contained school with students with autism ranging from kindergarten to 22. We depend a lot on the use of visuals in the classroom to help the children be successful in their day. The students I serve have varying levels of skills and need.
I would love to have a camera that would stay in the classroom. This camera will be used to capture teaching moments that happen each day. My students depend a lot on visuals to learn. Some of my students are non-verbal and can only communicate their needs through use of pictures. If you are able to help provide a digital camera to our students, it would help foster the communication needs of our nonverbal students.
Our students are highly engaged by seeing pictures of themselves, and this promotes learning. For more verbal students, they will be able to use their language to describe what they see. A digital camera will be a valuable tool for everyone in the classroom.
My students love when the camera is out and being used.
They often ask, "Can I see?" I love digital cameras because children can see the picture right away! As a teacher, a camera is a valuable tool in putting together portfolios, labeling cubbies, making class books and personalized visuals.
You will make it possible for my students to see their worth through photos of themselves. The camera will capture the students working and learning in the classroom.
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