Using Technology to Engage Learning, Communication & Relationships


smartphone-570511_640How can educators, practitioners and parents best use technology in natural environments to include children in grades preK-5 with developmental and learning differences? In this webinar for the Digital Classroom, Tamara Kaldor M.S., founder of Chicago PLAY Pro, shared strategies for using technology to support children in grades preK-5 affected by autism spectrum disorders (ASD), sensory processing disorders (SPD), communication disorders, learning disabilities, and other developmental differences. Tamara explained how technology can be used as a successful intervention strategy to improve development in the areas of communication and learning
, expressive language
, language comprehension
, following routines
, making transitions
, and processing/expressing emotions
.  View the webinar to learn about high quality, professionally-tested digital tools and strategies on how to use them to support children’s social-emotional development, engagement and learning. UDL principles (Universal Design for Learning) were also discussed in assessing apps and websites.

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Digital Classroom: Teaching with Tech is a free professional learning community (PLC) where educators share ideas and best practices around meaningful integration of technology and teaching.  Members can learn about the best apps, websites, and games for learning and examples of how teachers are using them.  Webinar topics also include learning frameworks and models, and practical ideas and tips.  This program is hosted by Common Sense Education.

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