At Oakwood, technology tools enhance students’ learning. SMART Boards, iPads and laptops with touch screens provide multi-sensory experiences in every subject area. At the middle school level, we have a 1:1 laptop program.
We teach keyboarding when students can differentiate their fingers, usually around third grade. The goal during typing instruction is for each student to increase his or her proficiency on the keyboard so that they can develop the muscle memory needed to remember where the keys are. We use a variety of typing programs and resources including Read Write and Type, Diana King Touch Typing program, and Typing Agent. Computer skills such as keyboarding, and word processing are taught to allow students to communicate more effectively.
Purposefully integrating technology into instruction enhances the curriculum and aids in developing necessary skills. Students’ written expression improves with the use of word processing and organizational software as well as access to other assistive technology tools. We use a multitude of programs to guide to students to publish writing, create multi-media presentations, and save work to the cloud.
Oakwood School believes that students need to safe, respectful and responsible online. We use curriculum from Common Sense Media, NetSmartzKids, and other sources to teach at all levels.
We understand the role technology plays in the lives of students with learning disabilities. Technology is crucial to their success--as a learning tool, not just as an accommodation. We use technology to support learning at all levels of the curriculum.
Programs Used at Our Private Learning Differences School
World Book Online
Wonder Workshop Robotics