My students need a touchscreen computer.
As a Special Education teacher I work with a great group of students that have a variety of learning levels and abilities. Our class is filled with music and fun interactive learning! In our class we appreciate our unique differences, believe we can succeed and challenge ourselves to do our best!
Our school is made up of working families with low to middle incomes that often can't afford technology or extra resources in their homes.
Our school is working hard to provide our students with access to 21st Century resources that prepare them for the future. My class is a combination of special needs students in Kindergarten through Fourth grade. A typical day in our classroom includes hands-on activities, interactive technology, movement, and lots of laughter. My students work very hard to achieve their goals. However, learning in traditional ways can often be challenging for them. Technology makes learning so much easier for my students. Touch screen devices are especially great for overcoming physical limitations and for providing that immediate, positive feedback they need to keep them engaged in activities.
Writing can be especially difficult for my students. The typical paper and pencil way of writing often increases that level of difficulty. Holding and/or gripping a pencil can make writing very frustrating and discouraging for students with special needs. This is where technology can help. Touchscreens provide interaction with easy access and immediate feedback. Touchscreens allow them to easily practice letter and number formation as well as a variety of other activities. Students that have trouble writing their name, words or sentences can successfully write when using a keyboard. When these two resources are combined in a computer students are also able to insert graphics and then print to publish their writing projects. What a great way for my students to be able to express themselves and also feel a since of accomplishment in writing!
Having access to technology like a touchscreen computer will help my students develop academic and technology skills they will use in the future and help them build confidence in their abilities.
Technology is a great resource that provides students with special needs essential tools for success. Every success when a student is in school becomes a building block in the foundation for success throughout their lives. "Alone we can do so little. Together we can do so much." Helen Keller
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|Lenovo - Flex 3 2-in-1 11.6'Touch-Screen Laptop - Intel Celeron - 4GB Memory - 500GB Hard Drive - Black • Best Buy Education||$342.15||1||$342.15|
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