Three strategies to adopt new technologies in the classroom
It’s not news that technology plays an important role in inclusive classrooms. Fair enough, but how do you actually introduce new technologies to make classrooms as accessible as possible?
To get you started, here are three strategies to introduce new technologies to the classroom.
Make a choice board
A choice board provides students with multiple assignment options. This allows students to work at their own pace, as well as choose the best type of assessment for them. For example, a student might prefer to demonstrate mastery through a multimedia design rather than oral or written expression.
Provide an online Q&A page
Another great strategy is to use the class website or a Google Doc to host a message board for students to post questions. You can keep the message board up during class, which is great for quieter students or students who struggle to recognise social cues. You can even suggest that students use the page to respond to each other, which can help to sharpen their social skills.
Use interactive software
Interactive software makes it easy for students to customise their learning. For example, digital books might include definitions, charts, and audio recordings that support students’ customised learning goals. Interactive software is also great for tracking students’ progress and sharing that information with parents.
These are just the tip of the iceberg. New technologies provide endless opportunities for making classrooms more accessible and inclusive. With methods like those above, you’ll be sure to have a classroom that works for all learners.
Have a look at this article where we present useful tips for creating an inclusive learning environment with technology.