Sam Youngs, Director of Digital Services here at Langley School, is passionate about creating an inclusive learning environment through the use of technology. Mr Youngs has been a key catalyst for the transformation of the digital provision here at Langley.
Langley School leverages technology tools and platforms to support personalised learning. Pupils use educational apps, digital resources, and online platforms that provide adaptive learning experiences. The implementation of personalised learning strategies at Langley School enables pupils to take an active role in their education, which fosters a lifelong love for learning.
Read the blog from our Director of Digital Services, Sam Youngs, about the benefits of technology here:
Using OneNote, offers a range of features that promote inclusivity and accessibility. Here’s how Langley School utilises OneNote and other Microsoft Accessibility tools to create an inclusive learning environment:
Multisensory Learning: OneNote allows pupils to incorporate multiple modes of learning, including text, images, audio, and video. This flexibility accommodates different learning preferences and enables pupils to engage with content in ways that suit their individual needs.
Personalised Learning: OneNote supports personalised learning experiences by providing pupils with the ability to organise and customise their notes and resources. Pupils can create their own digital notebooks, tailor content to their learning styles, and review material at their own pace.
Collaboration and Communication: OneNote enables collaborative learning by allowing pupils to share and collaborate on notes and projects with their peers and teachers. This fosters inclusive participation and encourages pupils to work together, share ideas, and learn from one another.
Accessibility Features: Microsoft offers a wide range of accessibility tools that can be integrated into OneNote and other applications. These tools include dictation features, immersive reader, magnification, and high contrast options. These features support pupils with visual impairments, reading difficulties, or other accessibility needs, ensuring they can access and engage with content effectively.
Universal Design for Learning (UDL): Langley School embraces the principles of Universal Design for Learning, which aims to create educational environments that are accessible to all learners. By leveraging Microsoft tools, teachers can design instruction and content that caters to diverse learning styles, preferences, and abilities. Langley School implements personalised learning strategies to empower pupils to take ownership of their learning journey. These strategies are designed to cater to individual pupil needs, interests, and learning styles, allowing them to have a more active and engaged role in their education.
Langley School leverages technology tools and platforms to support personalised learning. Pupils use educational apps, digital resources, and online platforms that provide adaptive learning experiences. This technology enables pupils to learn at their own pace, receive immediate feedback, and access a variety of learning materials that cater to their specific needs.
The implementation of personalised learning strategies at Langley School enables pupils to take an active role in their education. By tailoring instruction to individual needs, providing flexibility in learning paths, and promoting self-reflection, pupils develop a sense of ownership, autonomy, and responsibility for their learning. This approach fosters intrinsic motivation, deeper engagement, and a lifelong love for learning.