Whether it is on their individualized education program (IEP) or not, I provide accommodations for my students who need them. Here are just a few of the things I do:
Post almost everything on the class Edmodo
Notes, copies, PPTs, links, cool videos...I post them all! This is a screenshot of my Edmodo page that shows a recent post.
Some students need to revisit the assignment or the notes at home with their parents (at least lets hope that they do).
You also want to practice universal design of learning so that the individual needs of each student are met.
Give them a head start on setup
No but really, they need it.
While the other students work on bellwork or even before your class begins, set up the technology for them or have them start working on getting everything started as soon as they come in.
I usually stay with them and walk them through the instructions. This also signals to the rest of the class that only students with my permission should be setting up their devices.
Pair them up with the most tech-savvy student
This does not mean the smartest or most advanced student. You still want to encourage every student to think on their own to be able to learn from the activity.
For the learning to take place, the tech has to be working smoothly. A student that know the tech well enough can keep that piece of the puzzle in the right place.
Maintain direct communication with parents
I typically give parents a heads up before we use technology too. That way they can make sure the device is charged and that their child knows what to expect beforehand.
Email works best for the parents of my students, but I ind other ways to make sure they get my info.
Using Remind, I send out a text saying, "Parents, we will be using tech devices tomorrow in class. Please make sure your child charges their device and understands class procedures for technology."