How technology can help diverse learners thrive

What can help

Technology allows activities to be tailored to each student. Text-to-speech software, like ChromeVox and select-to-speak on Chromebooks, lets students with dyslexia have text read to them in a human voice. A learning management system (LMS) like Google Classroom can help kids with organization challenges keep track of assignments, due dates and grades.

Teachers and families need to get to know kids as people and learners. Be flexible, clear and supportive about what you want a child to learn. Accept that there are many ways to learn it and to show learning, which will help you problem-solve together. Assistive technology can help, but it’s important to teach kids how to use it.