The use of ICT to support EAL and SEN children.
As do many schools in the county, Eastfield has lots of different initiatives in place to support and develop EAL and SEN children’s language and writing skills.
The school employs numerous ICT strategies to help with this process and here are a few examples:
Sound buttons: On learning walls so children can access the written information.
Sound boards: To record sentences and plan story structure.
Translator pens: To help get basic information across to children new to the country.
Clicker 5 and switch buttons: For constructing sentences.
Google translator: Children can type in their home language and then translate into English so that the teacher can access what the child has written.
Teachers also record homework verbally on the Learning Platform so that poorer readers can still access the work.
It would be great to hear about the kind of ICT other schools are using to support these particular issues. : )