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  • 1. Using Assistive Technology toSupport Literacy:Supporting the Learning ofStudents with Disabilities andLearning Difficulties
  • 2. Greg O’ConnorEducation Services Manager, Spectronicswww.wordle.com
  • 3. 30%Mapping the territory 2000http://tinyurl.com/25qkf8s
  • 4. 46-47%The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996
  • 5. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity“impaired access,participationand progress throughoutthe curriculum”
  • 6. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity“prepare for anenvironment where theywill spend more timereading and usinginformation on theinternet than they willreading from a printedbook”
  • 7. Using technology to remediate orcompensate for difficulties
  • 8. It Can’t Teach
  • 9. Remediation vs Compensation Edyburn (2006) http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/L%26L2006.pdf
  • 10. One size fits all?
  • 11. Differentiation
  • 12. "Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in ourcountry. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The virtues ofthrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”
  • 13. Project Tomorrow &The Horizon Report• use social based learning for learning and personal lives• access to untethered learning• digitally rich learning using relevancy- based digital tools, content & resources that allow for self directed learning
  • 14. The road ahead: Enabling Engaging EmpoweringThe New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredHow Today’s Students Are Leveraging Emerging Technologiesfor Learning (2011)
  • 15. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of• Representation• Action and Expression• Engagement
  • 16. Universal Design for Learning CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology http://www.cast.orgNational Center on Universal Design for Learning http://www.udlcenter.org
  • 17. SOS
  • 18. Assessment
  • 19. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Representation Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. Teacher - Present information and content in different ways
  • 20. Reading Tools
  • 21. textHELP Read & Write Gold
  • 22. Accessibility Features• VoiceOver• Zoom Magnification• White on Black Display• Large text• Speak Selection
  • 23. iPad Reading Appshttp://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
  • 24. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Action & Expression Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas. Teacher - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know
  • 25. Writing Tools
  • 26. textHELP Read & Write Gold
  • 27. iPad Writing Appshttp://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
  • 28. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Engagement Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How we are challenged, excited, or interested. Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning
  • 29. “Every new literacy changes theway we think about the world. Thealphabet did this to oral cultures.Cheap books did it after Gutenberg.Mobile, interactive multimediatechnologies are doing it in our time.As educators are we up to thechallenge?”Pat Clifford, Galileo Educational Network
  • 30. Assessment
  • 31. Student Environment Tasks Toolswww.joyzabala.com
  • 32. Rubrics• http://treetops.org.au/groups/ipadagogy/
  • 33. SAMR Model (Ruben Puentedura) 4-level approach to selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education
  • 34. Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previouslyRedefinition inconceivableModification Technology allows for significant task redesign Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functionalAugmentation improvement Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functionalSubstitution improvement
  • 35. Transformational• Differentiation / UDL• Portability• ConvergenceGray & Silver-Pacuilla (2011) BreakthroughTeaching and Learning
  • 36. Implications Disruptive Innovation
  • 37. Thanks.
  • 38. http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.comhttp://twitter.com/gregoconnorhttp://delicious.com/ocgregEmail: grego@spectronicsinoz.com