Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Tech Tip Tuesday: Adaptive tools for Students

This weeks Tech Tip is more of a conversation starter. What challenges do students have when using technology in your classroom? Sometimes cognitive or physically disabled students have challenges using computer equipment. What can we do to help them? There are lots adaptive equipment items you can buy, large button keyboards, oversized mice, and larger screens with settings for better visibility. One of the techniques I have seen used with pre-schoolers, kindergarteners and early elementary is to have notebook style mini mice available for smaller hands.

Well, a designer at Microstoft took it a step further. Click here to find out more about an adaptive mouse: http://www.techflash.com/microsoft/Microsoft_designer_finds_simple_way_to_help_kids_hang_on_to_mice43390442.html

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