Below are signed that students may benefit from using technology in the classroom:
- Students who are deemed lazy or not paying attention can be empowered by technology to improve their focus and may become less frustrated by their language barriers.
- If ELL/ESOL students can access assistive technology literacy tools and are allotted time to use them, they can improve their confidence and make reading and writing gains.
- Using these tools, students who could not write a single word wrote detailed paragraphs and students who did not want to read a book became engaged readers.
- Teachers who use assistive technologies will motivate students who are eager to demonstrate what they know.
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