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Changing the mindset

Discussion in 'Special educational needs' started by jimbotot, Feb 14, 2019.

  1. jimbotot

    jimbotot New commenter

    Hi All

    I work in a school where computer time is seen as a reward, they are struggling to see that it business tool primarily.

    Has anyone experienced this and managed to change the view of laptops with a school setting.
  2. elder_cat

    elder_cat Established commenter

    It may be simple bribery, where 'they' (management?) view access to computers as a way of fostering good behaviour and work ethic.

    If it's being used in a productive, business-like manner, then yes it is. But the problem is that some students (both SEN and otherwise) tend to use their computer time for haphazardly surfing the web, email, or browsing social media channels, with little real work being done.

    You actually need to change the perception of how the students would use the laptops within the school, and offer some kind of hard evidence of the benefits to be gained from allowing them to do so. Some students may find handwriting difficult, so they might find using a computer helps when producing written work. Others might benefit from the use of 'text-to-speech' screen readers.

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