A ‘LoTech’ Teacher’s Support Kit

Many children (and adults) have difficulty organizing themselves. Below are some items that teachers can use to help. It may seem obvious but having an eraser on the end of the pencil that you are using can save a lot of time hunting for an eraser! Lined paper that has highlighted lines, or even raised or embossed lines can help children who are having difficulty writing neatly. A reading stand can help in all kinds of situations such as providing a place to put a list of vocabulary and holding notes that are being typed up. Highlighters and sticky notes can be used to emphasis words or parts of words. Words, phrases and notes on sticky notes can help to organize a narrative. Different colours can be used for the beginning, middle and end for example.

Laminated ‘help sheets’ such as spelling words, topic vocabulary or a ‘hundred chart’ can be invaluable. If laminated they can be reused after marks are made on them using whiteboard markers.

What other LoTech items are invaluable to our students?