Technology access and usage across settings

What devices a student has access to may or may not be compatible with the types of software that are needed to extend their individual skills for educational purposes and future employment options. Options for each platform or hands on access through use of accessories can enable students to engage in activities or parts of the curriculum that they would otherwise not be able to. Different settings offer different levels of flexibility regarding programming options for project based learning which may suit some students. Home schooling where the parents are in control of the technology and are able to use what best suits the student may be more suitable due to the depth of knowledge that can be expressed with the right software programs and the consistency of being able to work on technology rather than through mixing of handwritten, oral and occasionally digital work.

Considering concepts of goal priorities are important when looking at written expression. Some schools have detailed technology services built in to their programming options for students the entire way through their curriculum, yet other schools don’t use any technology for high school as a mainstay in each class. So what happens if your school doesn’t use a laptop for each class? What benefits do you get if your school does?  What benefits does a student get if they attend a school where staff are happy for them to create video content with lots of depth instead of handwriting essays or preparing projects manually.