How are schools using online learning and different tech tools to serve students with social, emotional or health challenges? We asked SmartBrief on EdTech readers this month to tell us how their districts are using these tools to help serve their students.
Forty-two percent of readers’ schools and districts use mobile devices to make learning more accessible for students with disabilities, health issues or social and emotional challenges. Forty-three percent use specialized software and mobile apps. Seventy-six percent report that online learning can be effective for students with social and emotional challenges.
Here’s a look at the full poll results:
What technology is most helpful for making learning more accessible for students with disabilities, health issues or social and emotional challenges?
- Robots: 5%
- Mobile devices like smartphones and tablets: 42%
- Specialized software and mobile apps: 43%
- Assistive devices such as classroom clickers: 10%
Does your school or district use online services — counseling or speech therapy — for students needing specialized support?
- Yes: 11%
- No: 89%
Do you believe online learning can be effective for students with social or emotional challenges?
- Yes: 76%
- No: 24%
Is your school or district using online or blended learning as a tool for students with health issues?
- Yes: 49%
- No: 51%