Assistive Technology for the Future

Greetings and Salutations,

I come to you once again (and for the final time this semester) with a blog post on Assistive Technology. I do not have a ton of experience with the use of assistive tech in my class so instead I will focus my thoughts on the type of programs I would love to see more of in the future.

Digital Translations:

With the growing diversity of our student body here in Regina, there has never been a greater need for students to have a digital translation app. While the majority of these new students are attempting to learn English, it is unfair to expect them to master and apply the language so soon after arriving in Canada. Instead if they were able to access a digital translation device on their phone, it would help them understand the instructions/information being given by their teachers. While there are some apps already available, I would like to see this become more readily available for our newest students.

The more we can do to help our newest students, the easier it will be for them to show us what they truly know.  As Educators, our goal is to assess student learning, and if these apps help us do that, then I would like to see them used more frequently.

And that brings us to the end of another semester together! I have enjoyed collaborating with all of you and I hope to see you again on our educational journey.

Goodbye for now,

 

Kyle

 

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2 thoughts on “Assistive Technology for the Future

  1. Great point, Kyle! I can imagine the difference that a real-time translator and readily app could make for the international students. It will solve a considerable language barriers problems. Also, It will significantly help with the students’ self-confidence and their ability to communicate with classmates and teachers.

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