Teachers CHOOSE Splashtop for students with special needs
With the expansion of 1:1 and BYOD, teachers are finding new and improved ways to help students with special needs. By using Splashtop Classroom, visually impaired students, students with physical disabilities, or hearing impaired students can fully participate in class curriculum and activities right from their seats.
Splashtop Classroom enables teachers to mirror all the content on their (interactive) whiteboards, computers, tablets or Chromebooks right to the students’ devices so they can view the content up-close, as well as zoom-in/out as needed. They can also plug-in earphones to hear the audio right from their devices. The teacher can also give control of the classroom computer to the students, to allow them to whiteboard, annotate, and solve problems right from their seats and share it with the rest of the class (via the classroom whiteboard or projector), all while the teacher maintains complete control. Plus, there is no need for teachers to spend all evening uploading content for the student, Splashtop Classroom is real-time.
Another product that many teachers use as an assistive technology in the classroom is Mirroring360. It enables teachers and students to share their device screen (Chromebooks, tablets, computers, phones) to the classroom computer / projector / whiteboard with a click of a button. It is super easy-to-use and instantaneous, and students can share / present content from any app he or she uses without limitations, in an ad-hoc fashion.
Students that are wheelchair-bound could not get to the smart board to participate in class. With Splashtop Classroom, students can now draw or turn a page without moving from their seat – impressive!!!
–Sandy Sundine, Technology Coordinator
Splashtop has worked beautifully for my school students with vision impairment. They can access their Interactive Whiteboard content through their Splashtop App on their iPad, so they don’t need to use additional assistive technology to view the IWB. Using Splashtop means students can use their preferred format to view classroom content immediately, and it’s so easy for everyone to use.
I would highly recommend Splashtop as an access tool for students with Vision Impairment.
–Alison Stephen, Specialist Teacher Vision
After more than 1 school year of use, I still love your service. Our students are visually impaired; when we work in groups, big monitors are hard to crowd around and too big to focus on; individual iPads placed in preferred fields of vision are PERFECT.
I have used Splashtop for groups ranging from 3 to 8, and the focus my students give to the displayed letters, shapes, and pictures is a powerful testament to the efficacy of this presentation model. Another option of Splashtop which I have found indispensable is the CONTROL option whereby I can advance the group slideshow without having to remain at my desk using my mouse.
Our OT (Occupational Therapist) recommended this for our classroom, and now I don’t know how I would manage without it!
–Deena Mulhall, Utah Schools for the Deaf and the Blind