Supporting all learners

At the start of the year we include instructional time with our Junior School learners, where a priority is to ensure they know the device settings and functions that will best support them as learners.

Universal Design for Learning is a great lens through which to think about supporting all learners; some children (and adults) have identified learning requirements, others may not know that there are settings and functions that can assist them to interact optimally with information.

Amongst a few other things, we teach children to set and Dictation and Spoken Content settings on their iPad, we practise using these and we explore and practise using Reader View in Safari.

The short videos attached show how to use Reader View in Safari on iPad and how to adjust settings ready to go.

This post is also related to my colleague Eric Jensen’s post, Combining Shapes to Create Placeholders - in combination these skills and the placeholder activity provide some great multimodal skills for our young learners that we as adults also benefit from using in our own work.




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