Empowering students with language-based learning differences
2020-2021 SUPPLY LIST
Supplies will need to be replenished throughout the year and additional supplies
may be needed for projects.
Students at Siena use headsets as a part of daily learning, both at home and in the school building. The earphones allow them to use text-to-speech feedback, read along with an audiobook on Learning Ally, and practice core literacy skills through various reading applications. It is also important that the headset have a microphone, which allows them to easily dictate writing to the computer, and record rich, multisensory voiceovers and videos for class projects, even while working in a room with others.
Given the current circumstances, supplies of headsets with microphones are fluctuating in price and availability on a daily basis. Our recommended models, linked below, may not be available or affordable when you go to purchase them. Use the criteria for headsets below, in case you need to find something that is not on the recommended list:
- Headsets should include an integrated microphone, either on a stem or in line with the headset's cable
- Headsets should plug into the computer via USB for easiest compatibility and best audio quality
- Headsets should be the over-ear variety, rather than in-ear. Sets that have ear cushions which completely surround the ear are preferable.
- We generally recommend against wireless headsets. They will work, but tend to have a higher error rate and require more frequent troubleshooting than wired USB models.
Highlighters: Green, Pink, Blue, Yellow
Erasable black pens to use as an alternative to pencil e.g. Frixion erasable pens
Tracing paper - 1 pad
Index cards (3x5)
Binder/folder for papers
Calculator (TI-83 Plus or similar required for students taking high school mathematics)
Graph paper - 1 inch squares