Every now and then one of your students might unfortunately break a bone, but what do you do when they can't write for the next few months as they have broken their hand or arm!? I had to manage this again recently, and so here are some ideas on how you can differentiate your lessons for a student who is unable to write:
- You can get them a laptop or touch screen tablet. They might be slow but at least they will be able to demonstrate their learning and give you something to assess.
- Allow them to use their mobile phone to take pictures of the white board, textbook, any resources or homework tasks etc. They can then refer to this information when studying or print them off and stick them in their books.
- You can ensure that anything that would normally be copied out by students in class is printed off for the student beforehand. Depending on the severity of the injury, the student might be able to at least highlight key information in the documents.
- You can photocopy/take a photo of one of their peer's book/notes for them to keep and refer to.
- If they are required to draw something, they can use a computer program to design the idea using a program like Paint, or if they are required to make something, they could create a 3D image of it using Google Sketch-Up instead (which is free)!