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Students Make Independent Choices About Technology

When students have the ability to think about and understand themselves as learners, they can strategically identify which technology tools they need to use across learning settings to thoughtfully engage in the learning process. This “technology awareness” is especially important for students with disabilities who use AT or require accessible educational materials. Through practice students with disabilities can increase their understanding of technology needs and develop skills on making independent choices about which tools are most useful in different situations. It is important for all students to have voice and choice in their learning opportunities and their technology tools that support learning. about which tools are most useful in different situations. It is important for all students to have voice and choice in their learning opportunities and their technology tools that support learning.

The Center for Inclusive Technology in Education Systems (CITES) uses an iterative design-thinking process, in partnership with local districts, to identify and refine a set of learning practices visible in an inclusive technology ecosystem.

When learners are actively engaged, they:

  • Select and use educational and assistive technology appropriately in a variety of situations and for a variety of tasks.
  • Transfer technology skills across various settings.
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