Touchscreens in Special Ed.



In my classroom I use a 42″ touchscreen instead of an Interactive Whiteboard and I often get asked why I don’t just use an Interactive Whiteboard instead. I had many reasons for choosing this particular touchscreen for my school: Continue reading

Dog-Eared Schedules are Best!


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In my preschool classroom I use visuals throughout the day. One of our most used visual is the visual timetable. Each child has their own personal visual timetable. The last thing I do in June is to make up visual timetables for my new pupils arriving in September. I use a different colour for each child. I then use this colour for all the child’s classroom labels, place mats, name tags etc Continue reading

Visuals in the Classroom: Tools for Inclusion


Photo: CC BY Steve Corey (Flickr)

Photo: CC BY Steve Corey (Flickr)

If I were to chose a tool to make our classrooms more inclusive, then using visuals would be high up on the list. Visuals are a great tool to aid understanding as they allow children the time they need to process what they are being asked to do. They don’t have to hold the information in their heads. Continue reading