Help me give my students access to tablets for learning real world technology skills.
This project expired on April 5, 2019.
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My classroom is called SAILS. It stands for Succeeding in Academic and Independent Living Skills. My students all have disabilities ranging from moderate to severe. Disabilities in my classroom include Autism Spectrum Disorder, Down Syndrome, and a range of rare genetic syndromes. SAILS students are from 9th-12th grade and range in age from 14-19. Some students have significant communication needs while others have behavioral challenges. CHS SAILS consists of 3 classrooms in which 25 students rotate between for their courses. We work very hard toward inclusion of our students in the general education population. Students who are able, participate in clubs, sports teams, and classes with their general education peers. CHS SAILS students come from a range of economic backgrounds and our school is one of the most culturally diverse schools in America.
In August 2017, our area was greatly effected by Hurricane Harvey.
Many students and staff members lost their homes and all of their belongings. It may have been a year ago but we skill feel the effects of such a terrible natural disaster today.
Tablets will provide my students more opportunities to practice their technology skills. In my classroom, our goal is working toward independence and developing job skills. Did you know that the most recent U.S. disability employment statistics show that only 20 percent of people with disabilities are participating in the workforce? My goal is to get as many of my students into the workforce as possible.
My students will use these tablets to send emails, fill out job applications, create a resume, develop time management skills, word processing and data entry.
My students are very close to adulthood and they would greatly benefit from the ability to hone their technology skills before entering the adult world.
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