Technology and differentiation

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  1. kjwestfall

    kjwestfall New Member

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    Hi there! I am a college senior who is getting ready to student teach. I was wondering if you guys had any advice on using technology in the classroom to help differentiate instruction. Do you use technology in the class to help differentiate instruction? It seems like there are many options out there for students at various levels.
     
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  3. Luv2TeachInTX

    Luv2TeachInTX Comrade

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    There are definitely a lot of options. Students can type that have difficulty writing, you can project and enlarge text, use text reading programs like Kurzweil..
     
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    I found Google docs wonderful for this. My students had 1:1 laptops so I could send different versions of assignments. My classes were full inclusion so they were used to everyone getting different work.
     
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    LOVE technology. There is Narrator Voice for those who need text to speech. For those who need the opposite, there is Speech Recognition (which I'm recommending to my student with arthritis). Both are standard on computers with Microsoft features. I also make videos of my assignments using Screencast-O-Matic and post them online for those who need additional support.
     

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