Remote Special Ed
When is Skype more than just Skype? When schools can put videoconference, chat, and other Web-based assistive technologies to real use. Applications like PresenceLearning (pictured) have the potential to solve many problems at once: “telepresence” sessions provide extra speech therapy for students in need, more flexibility for teachers and parents, and budgetary solutions for districts. While not necessarily a replacement for a traditional face-to-face session, these practices are a positive supplement.