Yesterday I came back into the classroom after a break, and as I walked to my seat I glanced at the iPad screens of two students I assist. I was able to see that they were referencing their Work Systems and that they were on task. Then I sat down and checked if there were any messages from them that needed an immediate response and was able to see the task steps coming up in Lola. All of this was done quickly and quietly without speaking or interrupting the flow of the classroom.
Lola is a tool that helps students increase their focus and organization skills. It’s great to be able to communicate through the messaging function on Lola, instead of trying to carry out potentially disruptive conversations in the middle of a lesson. It reinforces a focused and productive atmosphere in the classroom. It also supports my efforts to assist students with special needs in a very private and effective way.