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Secondary-Special Education Teacher

Special Education Students and Technology

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It has been interesting to me how several of my special education students fear the use of technology. Some do not like change in doing tasks in new ways. Others are afraid to touch the iPad because of sensory issues. The other day I spent 30 minutes working with students to use gentures to help them navigate their device. This new way of integrating technology certainly should be tailored to the needs of each student so they will gradually find their comfort zone.

Yes, we always think that our

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Yes, we always think that our students are growing up with thchnology and they must be familiar with them. That is very dangerous!

Technology Specialist from California

Thank you for the ideas! I

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Thank you for the ideas! I model my lessons, but I don't feel I have time to allow for exploration. I need to better about building that in and calming the homeroom teachers that just want the document or project done. Students do need time to explore and share that new found knowledge with each other.
I have seen the positive results of delegating, and need to remember to have that be a constant during the tech time.

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