Born with a moderate hearing loss, I have always been at a disadvantage by society’s terms of hearing. Fitted with hearing aids at the age of thirty years old, I made a conscious effort to use my disability as an advantage in my classroom.”
In essence, I feel that just as my hearing aids are tools which have helped compensate for my hearing loss, I believe computers are tools which help students meet individual academic needs and challenges.”
“If you want children to keep their feet on the ground, put some responsibility on their shoulders.”
- Abigail Van Buren
http://www.doe.state.la.us/lde/lcet/home.html - LCET (Louisiana Center for Educational Technology)
4. Find Tools, software and Strategies that work in “your” classroom, whether it be a one computer classroom or a computer lab.MS Word (or any other word processing program), PowerPoint, Kidspiration, Inspiration, Timeliner, Kid Pix, Graph Club, Neighborhood Map Machine, Community Construction, Reader Rabbit, Internet-FREE 5. Expectations- ALWAYS STRESS WHAT YOU ARE EXPECTING FROM THEM! 6. Riddles and PowerPoint together are an awesome combination to excite children. Graphic Organizers are also wonderful tools.