Kelli Ratliff

Johnson County

Kelli Ratliff

Johnson County
kelliratliff2@Johnson.kyschools.us

Biography

Creating a Love Learning with Technology

According to an article from the University of Texas published in 2017 “Students with visual processing disorders may struggle with reading. Technology can read words out loud to help students who read along, matching the text with the audio recording. In a traditional classroom, the teacher teaches the students in the same way without considering individual learning preferences and differences. With technology, teachers can individualize learning and teach in smaller groups. Other benefits of technologies include the following:Increased independence, Personalized learning, Better connection with peers, Reduced anxiety, Easier communication, and Improved academic skills.” Special Education students often prefer to work with technology over traditional ways of completing assignments. My students have chromebooks provided by the district. These chromebooks do not stay in my classroom as they travel with students to each class. When they haven’t been adequately charged in their classrooms my students have to leave them in the charging station. Often my students cannot bring their with them because of various reasons (their teachers are absent, the chromebooks aren’t charged, etc). With the technology purchased with this grant my students will always have access to technology in the Resource classroom. Students will have technology that is up to date and has resources which are not available on platforms other than IOS. Students will also have access to handwriting technology with the use of the Apple Pencil they will be able to practice cursive handwriting and when this type of technology would apply to a real world situation such as signing for a credit card purchase electronically.

All sessions by Kelli Ratliff

Concourse B – Breakout Segment B

16 Apr 2019
10:30 am-11:45 am
Concourse B