'Student voice' is a means of involving students and engaging them in the workings of the learning community. When it is used effectively, it can transform education by allowing those who traditionally 'receive' to influence, contribute to, and collaborate in, the learning process. How do you ensure that everyone's 'voice' is heard? How can we capture the views of those who have greatest difficulty with communicating them? ICT has the potential to empower, enable and include children and young people with disabilities.
This session will look at creative ways of using technology to support student voice as we move towards the Year of Communication.
About the speaker
Carol Allen is the Advisory Teacher for ICT and SEN in North Tyneside local authority. She has taught since 1980 in mainstream schools (both primary and high) and in schools for students with severe, profound and multiple learning difficulties. Recognising, as an English specialist, that communication lies at the heart of all effective teaching, the majority of her work has centred on creative and engaging use of technology to support communication in its widest sense. Practical ideas, combined with fun and oodles of coffee and chocolate, are the foundation of all she presents!