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Tips from the Trenches blog post
You may need to consider the physical setup of your room if you do not already have students using computers on a regular basis in your classroom. Consider:
The value of using text readers is that it allows students to read at their own pace and use the organizational strategies that work best for them in order to comprehend and retain the information. If your classroom environment does not already provide students with opportunities for differentiation, then you will likely have trouble finding time to allow students to use text reader software as well.
Remember, if every student is required to do the same thing at the same time for your entire class period, then there is no opportunity to differentiate based on individual needs. If you use small group instruction, stations or centers, and self-paced work time, you will easily be able to incorporate time for students to use text readers within that structure.
Are you making the best use of:
Are there resources in your building which are not being used to their potential? Have you discussed your students' needs with your administration and suggested ways that resources could be allocated to best serve them?
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