Five Top Technology Trends in Special Education
“Every time there’s a new tool, whether it’s Internet or cell phones or anything else, all these things can be used for good or evil. Technology is neutral; it depends on how it’s used.” — Rick Smolan
Today’s generation is quite dependent on technology. We feed into this dependency because of the convenience and efficiency they bring us. Do you know someone who doesn’t own a cellular phone? Could anyone of you live or do work without a computer/laptop or tablet/iPad? Could you last a day without connecting to WiFi and accessing the web?
It’s so funny to think that we are dealing with problems that didn’t even exist 10 or 20 years ago. We all live in a fast-paced world and somehow we still get behind because we can’t stay up to date on the latest trends and innovations. As with any industry and sector, Special Education utilizes technology to support and benefit our students with disabilities. We came across this interesting topic regarding five top technology trends in Special Education that we hope can help you stay up to date!
“Still, there’s plenty to be hopeful about. Here are five trends in the use of educational technology for special education that K-12 educators and policymakers should keep an eye on.” – edweek.org
We are not affiliated with any organization or blogger mentioned in this article, yet, we are thankful that we are able to share this with you to keep you posted. We all know that technology has pros and cons, well, depending on how we actually use or treat it. But at the end of the day, if patronizing an innovation means bringing comfort and convenience to our students and ourselves, then, isn’t that worth the try?