Making Homework Easier – Solutions for the Disorganized Student

This repost of Jacqui Murray’s reviews how homework is made easier using one of the many learning management systems (LMS) available. As an AT Professional, many students referred have organizational challenges which may involve spatial, temporal, attentional and categorical organization difficulties interfering with completing and turning in assignments. Her review shares the challenges of our students with organization problems and how LMS support these barriers. It’s what we all experience, but she shares it from a tech standpoint through her review.

Learning management systems make it easier for students with organizational challenges to manage their work, however it does require instruction (in categorization, material management, and time management), motivation on the part of the student and appropriate devices to make that happen. Computers, mobile devices or wearables can support students with disabilities manage the many tasks required of their learning with support and instruction.

–this post was sponsored by itslearning, but the opinions are my own. When I started teaching, homework always involved paper–a worksheet, a poster, a written essay, or something else like that. The problems associated with that approach were endless, including that students couldn’t find the assignment, lost their notes, wrote the assignment down wrong, left…

via How You Can Make Homework Easier for Students — Ask a Tech Teacher

H/T to Jacqui Murray for her post and reflections of LMS.


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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