Thursday, October 22, 2015

Temple Heights Elementary (VUSD) Creates Access!

Heather Love-Fleck (5th grade teacher), Alyssa Prouty (Paraeducator) and Penny Stephenson (Education Specialist) worked as a team this week to discuss ways to make the curriculum more accessible for a student!

Mrs. Love-Fleck uses technology regularly in her classroom.  The students have access to iPads and can retrieve and submit assignments via Google Drive.  The team met to discuss additional ways to give more access to a student that has difficulty with fine motor skills.  He is capable of producing written language, but his fine motor skills present a barrier.  Some of the ideas that the team came up with include:
  • Access to worksheets (including district assessments) using an app called Notability.  This app was purchased by the district for all students.  The app allows the student to annotate on the document and then submit it to his teacher using a shared folder in Google Drive.  He will also do this to create math journals!
  • Mrs. Prouty learned how to use the "Scan to PDF" feature on the school copier in order to get the worksheets into the student's Google Drive account. 
The team plans to have collaborative meetings like this on a regular basis to discuss how to create access on upcoming projects/assignments.  Way to go team!!!

Alyssa Prouty scanning worksheets to send to the student's
Google Drive.
Penny Stephenson & Heather Love-Fleck

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