- Learning Commons: the concept of the traditional library is changing to include technology, online tools and spaces for collaboration and exploration.
- Read & Write Gold: Belfast School holds a site license and home access license for all students and staff. This powerful software program is a text to speech application that may be overlaid onto any web or software application. All students are encouraged to become familiar with this software. Home access is available. Information for at home download can be obtained through your classroom teacher.
Leveraging Technology through Assistive Technology
We embrace the potential technology has to engage and enhance learning. Not only will students explore learning targets through a number of different digital and non-digital media, they will also become proficient using tools that make learning more accessible. Students may be encouraged to use speech to text and text to speech options to access advanced content as well as demonstrate the depth of their thinking in content areas. Rest assured that when reading and writing are the focus of instruction students will still be expected to show growth in reading and writing skills. Inclusive technology options allow students to express the full range of their understanding in content areas. This is particularly useful when students have extensive understanding but reading and writing are the barrier.