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Did you know you can use ESSER Funds to support Equitable Access to Technology?
Contact a Learning Environments Specialist to learn how

How to Make Technology Accessible

Access to Technology Across Your Entire Student Body

Technology provides students with easy-to-access information, accelerated learning, and fun opportunities to practice what they learn. It enables students to explore new subjects and deepen their understanding of difficult concepts, particularly in STEM programs.

Technology in Classrooms
Technology in Classrooms

Intentionally designed use of digital learning tools in learning environments can increase student engagement

COVID-19 disruptions to classroom attendance quickly demonstrated how and why online education should be an integral element of teaching and learning. When technology is integrated into existing curricula, online learning can be leveraged as a powerful educational tool.

Intentionally designed use of digital learning tools in learning environments can increase student engagement, help teachers improve their lesson plans, underscore learning objectives, and facilitate personalized learning. It also helps students build critical 21st-century skills and can increase equity across student cohorts.

Virtual classrooms, state-of-the-art video, augmented reality (AR), robots, digital displays and other technology tools not only energize classes, they also create more inclusive learning environments that foster collaboration, engagement and enable collection of important student performance data. The value of educational technology lies in how educators harness it, how accessible it is made and how it is used to best support all students’ needs.

ESSER Funds can be leveraged to *purchase educational technology (including hardware, software, and connectivity) for students that aids in regular and substantive educational interactions between students and their classroom teachers, and *address learning loss among students, including low-income students, students with disabilities, English learners, racial and ethnic minorities, students experiencing homelessness, and children in foster care.

Technology enabled lesson plans and environments can:

  • Increase social belonging through interactive peer supports
  • Support hybrid learning situations
  • Amplify participatory relationships
  • Allow educators to prioritize instruction as well as social, emotional and communication skills development
  • Facilitate a variety of teaching and learning methodologies (cooperative learning, student-centered learning, project-based learning, etc.)
  • Enhance STEM learning programs
  • Empower students with critical workforce tool
  • Develop equity across student cohorts, regardless of location or ability

7 Accessible Technology Solutions

We offer a wide variety of technology solutions for learning:

  • Audio Visual for inside learning environments
    Monitors, Digital Displays, Interactive Smart Boards and Whiteboards, Smart HD Video Conferencing Cameras with integrated microphones able to link to any conferencing platform
  • Audio Visual for outdoor learning spaces
    Monitors, Digital Displays, Protected WIFI Access Points, Portable Power
  • Wireless collaboration technologies
    Wireless power and USB A and USB C ports, display
  • Mobile technologies to improve availability across schools and campuses
    Mobile Displays/carts, portable camera systems
  • Battery powered classroom communication technologies
  • Reduced technology implementation costs
    Portable technology reduce costs to add technology to every room
  • Technology as a Service to reallocate costs
    Talk with our Technology team for alternative purchasing options

Learn how you can use Esser Funds

Request a free consult from our learning environments specialists.