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Back to School with the SEA Team and OneNote

Thursday, 4 September 2014

Back to School with the SEA Team and OneNote

OneNote project cohort complete transition into high school using tablets

This September, our first cohort of grade 8 students who have participated in our OneNote Pilot Project in the 2013-2014 school year will be entering secondary school. This particular group of students were among the very first to receive a SEA Windows 8 tablet device and receive training on using OneNote software to support personal organization, independence and ultimately the transition to high school.

A student uses his touch tablet, accessing information in many ways including sound or multimedia files.
This week, our Assistive Technology Itinerant Resource Teachers have been hard at work visiting the high schools who are welcoming our OneNote students. During our visits, our Itinerant Resource Teachers are meeting with staff and the participating student to:

  • Deliver/return the student’s tablet device
  • Review storage and charging procedures
  • Inform teachers and students of ways they can access technical support
  • Supporting students in sharing how their tablet device has transformed the way they can organize their notes and access curriculum in high school

Our visits have been met with excitement, enthusiasm and a commitment to student achievement.

We look forward to beginning our work in grades 7/8 HSP and ISP classrooms in the 2014-2015 school year in order to begin supporting their transition to secondary school through the use of OneNote software and a SEA tablet device.

Stay tuned to DirectLine for more information on the proposal process and getting your intermediate special education class involved!

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