2010 - 2011 School Year
Mike: Masters his AAC Course
Mike, a student from Summerland Secondary, recently completed a Board / Authority Authorized AAC course and is now an effective and efficient communicator.
Taylor: An Eye for Technology!
Controlling a communication device or computer with your eyes is an amazing feat! For Taylor, a grade 8 student in the Okanagan, it has become his most effective and efficient access method.
Glenn: Technology Supported Transitions
Glenn is a grade 7 student getting ready to transition to high school. He will use his technology, as he has since grade one, to support this important time in his school career.
Christopher: Multitasking on a Dynavox!
Christopher, a student living on Saltspring Island, uses his Dynavox V to both speak and write in his grade 2/3 classroom.
Dustin: Mr. Technology!
Dustin uses Kurzweil 3000 and ARC-BC curricular materials to get ready for a smooth transition to high school.
Brandi: Go Team Go!
The Canucks aren't the only great team in British Columbia! Brandi and her team are scoring big implementing Clicker 5 in her writing program.
Josh & Jordan: Doubly Determined to Write!
Josh and Jordan, an enchanting set of 7 year old twins, use technology to complete writing activities in their grade 2 classroom.
Destiny: iCool Communicator
After trying a number of communication systems, Destiny now uses her iTouch and Proloquo2Go app to communicate throughout her school day.
Bailey: Writes On Independently
Bailey is an inspirational grade 7 student attending school in Surrey, British Columbia. According to her integration teacher; before Bailey received her SET-BC laptop in Grade 3, her written output and participation in class activities was very challenging.
Jess: Jess and His Mighty Dragon
Jess uses the new version of Dragon Naturally Speaking to help reach his goal of graduating a year early.
Melissa: The Girl Who Tamed a Dragon
Melissa is a charming and talkative "Dragon Tamer", using speech-to-text technology to complete her Grade 9 assignments.
Chenyl: A Bright Future
Chenyl is a grade 11 student in Dawson Creek. Chenyl is visually impaired and has been using complex SET-BC technologies since her first days within the school setting. She sees herself as just another typical student in her high school and has big plans for her future.
Sydney: Onboard with ARC-BC
Sydney is a Grade 5 student attending her neighborhood school in Kamloops. She is a tenacious, enthusiastic student who happens to have Cerebral Palsy and, as a consequence, cannot use a pencil to write or a paintbrush to draw.
Kira: Keeping Up with Kurzweil 3000
Kira is 11 years old attending Cambridge Elementary School in Surrey, British Columbia. She uses Kurzweil 3000 effectively for reading and writing in class.
Liam: Skilled and Determined!
Liam, a grade 8 student in Chilliwack, is a great example of how thoughtful planning for the future can ensure successful use of complex technologies. Liam is visually impaired and has just returned from an exciting week in Alabama where he attended Space Camp with other visually impaired students from around the world.
Nathan: A Journalist in the Making
Nathan is a grade eleven student in West Vancouver who is already a published author in a local newspaper. Setting him apart is his strong interest in journalism which led to him being chosen last school year as a student reporter for the North Shore Outlook, a community newspaper
Haydon: Game for Communicating
Haydon is a grade two student who currently uses a SpringBoard Lite to augment his communication. The dynamic display provides Haydon and his team with quick access to a range of topics. Haydon has used the SpringBoard to communicate about classroom projects and favourite books, but the most popular activity this year has been games!