Mr. Pane does a great job of engaging his students in the classroom by using technology. All the students in his classroom have personal laptops at their desks to do work on, and he has a projector for when he is presenting. He also uses references from movies that the children would know to get them involved and interested in what he is talking about. One of the assignments he had the children do was create a comic book using super heros to talk about differnet encounters you might have on the internet and how to be safe. One example was a child had one a free Ipad and had to put in his address to obtain it.
In a special ED classroom I would probably use Gallery walks to help with directions and orders of things to asses that the children were understanding tasks.