Social-Emotional Apps for Special Education
Social and emotional learning (SEL) is the cornerstone of emotional intelligence, as these abilities do not come naturally for some special education students. Children in special ed settings need to have their confidence, courage, and emotional awareness nurtured in order to successfully play, work, cooperate, and be productive in their studies. We have all heard that technology can be a great playing-field leveler in a classroom with diverse learners. It can also assist in providing social and emotional skills. Let’s face it — the digital lifestyle is here to stay, so using digital technology to enhance SEL makes perfect sense.
This article from Edutopia recommends nine skill-building apps (many are available from the iTunes store) that can be used at home or in a classroom. The list includes recommendations for students of all ages from pre-school to high school.
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