Teacher Guideline For Designing Elementary Student Handouts
Safety issues are a priority for the elementary teacher every day of the year. For teachers of technology this concern is multiplied many times over. All too often the classroom teacher is the technology teacher and he or she may have little safety training for running a technology program. For most elementary students, the technology classroom is the first time they have ever operated machinery, power tools or hand tools. Having a positive first experience is important and making sure that it is a safe one can be difficult. There are many things a teacher can do before beginning a technology activity to help ensure student safety. How easily can your printed safety instructions be interpreted by students of various reading levels? This diagram shows strategies you can implement when designing your instruction sheets to make them clearer for students to understand.