Classic classroom teaching styles aren’t suited to everyone, especially those with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND).
Children with autism can experience difficulties communicating, have different sensory needs and often have a need for routine.
As part of Autism Awareness Week, we’re highlighting the benefits of introducing technology to the classroom, to assist with learning and development.
Edtech has been hailed as an innovation in teaching, with the ability to craft a lesson in new ways to meet learning objectives.
Learning with SEND
Because Seymour & Lerhn’s educational virtual reality (VR) content can be accessed across a range of devices, it allows for both learning in groups and individually.
This means pupils can pick how they want to access the tours.
Whether using a laptop, tablet or mobile phone, pupils can navigate the content in groups or alone, with headphones for more concentrated learning.
Unlimited access to all Seymour & Lerhn content means videos can be viewed again and again, allowing pupils to get to grips with the objectives at their own pace.
Announcing extra funding for edtech last week, children and families minister, Nadhim Zahawi.
Speaking at an edtech conference in London, organised by the Education Policy Institute thinktank, Mr Zahawi said that “assistive technology” could allow pupils to access the curriculum and give them skills that “set them up for success throughout their life”.
During his speech, Mr Zahawi mentioned the Department for Education’s education technology strategy, which he said would allocate funding for edtech development
“As part of this strategy, we will set aside funding for technology development to address those challenges faced across the education sector where we know technology’s impact can be far stronger,” he said.
Give it a go
We’re currently inviting schools to apply for a place on our Founding 50 programme.
The programme gives successful schools a year’s free access to all Seymour & Lerhn content – that’s unlimited access to countless virtual experiences and classroom VR.
Find out more and apply for your place here.
Want a taster?
Take a peek at our range of immersive VR resources on our Youtube channel, where we’ve recently released our Education in 360 series; a collection of 360 videos suitable for Key Stage 1 and 2.
Simply visit our Youtube channel, load any of our Education in 360 videos and off you go!
Navigate round the video in 360 and explore from every angle, while our friendly mascots guide you through the lesson.
If you’ve got any questions or comments, just drop us an email to firstname.lastname@example.org