We all know that students with special needs may not be capable of having exactly the same educational experiences as others, we, teachers must provide an education that is appropriate for them. With the state assessments come into play, I see the use of technology (such as computer based program, SmartBoard lessons and activities, Ipad, etc) as one if not the most important tool to bridge the gap of meeting the standards for my students.
In Prince George's County, there are several internet based program or software being used in most elementary school such as FastMath, First In Math, SkillsTutor, Study Island and others. I am just wondering which program/software works and which one do not. Not to mention tons of0 free interactive games in the web that is also helping my students to learn. There are also a lot of technology tools to use from (at least for my school). Which tool is effective in teaching my students? How much of these goes into teacher preparation or teacher readiness in using the technology being provided.
With the vast interactive educational program/software in math, which is effective or helpful to your students? Which technology tool is appropriate?
What specific topic in the use of technology do I need to research on? Any suggestion?