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Meeting the Needs of Individuals - Special Education Keynote Presentation - Technology It's Different this time around! October 16, 2013 - Calabogie (Accessibility)

Meeting the Needs of Individuals - Special Education Keynote Presentation - Technology It's Different this time around! October 16, 2013 - Calabogie (Accessibility)

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  • 1. Meeting the Needs of Individuals Technology – It’s Different This Time Around! T. D’Amico, Oct. 2013
  • 2. 4 Decades of Tech Overview 3Rs and the 4Cs Connected Educators Mobile Learning Extensions beyond Apps Personalized Learning
  • 3. 1973 Flashback
  • 4. 1973 Xerox Alto
  • 5. 1973 Renfrew Special Education Teacher?
  • 6. 1973 Technology Innovation Ethernet invented (connect computers – networking) Fibre Optics invented IBM introduced first laser bar code reader for groceries
  • 7. Ok... A few more... • http://www.picgifs.co m/graphics/dancingbaby/
  • 8. 1970’s – stroll down memory lane
  • 9. 1970’s – stroll down memory lane Teacher salaries by 1976 had risen to: $15,165 women $19,337 men
  • 10. Many things in Education CHANGED Bill 82
  • 11. Many regulations since 1980
  • 12. Technology in 1980s Very Slow – Computers in Labs Some locked down computers in Resource Rooms Used to ...type notes - Some access at school, limited access at home
  • 13. Technology in 1990’s Big – Slow – Computers in Labs Electronic versions of Print material Big – Slow – locked down computers expertise and permission to use in Resource Rooms Limited access – slow speeds – required Used to ...type notes - Some access at school, limited access at home
  • 14. Technology since 2003 What’s happened in the last 10 years Facebook – 2004 YouTube – 2005 Twitter – 2006 iPhone – 2007 Kindle - 2008 iPad - 2010
  • 15. Technology changes like never before!
  • 16. Time to change... Has your approach to special education changed?
  • 17. A Good Educator has nothing to do with technology!
  • 18. 4C’s We need to complement the 3Rs with the 4Cs
  • 19. Partnership for 21st Century Learning Skills (PC21) Preparing 21C students for a Global Society Above and Beyond the 4Cs Route 21 – One stop shop for 21C skills Pearson – Video series – 21C classrooms / skills Canadian Education Association – Add the 4Cs to the 3Rs The 4C’s More information on the 4C’s – do you model these skills?
  • 20. ... There are tougher jobs! Bullet proof vest tester
  • 21. The best gift you can give a student is ...hope!
  • 22. Today I’m Going To Try And Change The World - Johnny Reid
  • 23. Activity Share an example of how you have given HOPE to a student
  • 24. 1 Minute Timer Share how you have given HOPE to a student
  • 25. What do you think of when you hear the word... BLIND?
  • 26. Trivia Time
  • 27. Actor/comedian Dan Ackroyd
  • 28. Tourettes and Asperger syndrome Dan Ackroyd
  • 29. Professional Soccer player David Beckam
  • 30. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder David Beckham
  • 31. Actor Harrison Ford
  • 32. Depression Harrison Ford
  • 33. Pianist / singer Billy Joel
  • 34. Depression Billy Joel
  • 35. Artist Vincent Van Gogh
  • 36. Epilepsy Vincent Van Gogh
  • 37. Physicist/Author Stephen Hawking
  • 38. ALS Stephen Hawking
  • 39. Stephen Hawking “If you are disabled, it is probably not your fault, but it is no good blaming the world or expecting it to take pity on you. One has to have a positive attitude and must make the best of the situation that one finds oneself in; if one is physically disabled, one cannot afford to be psychologically disabled as well...
  • 40. Stephen Hawking ...In my opinion, one should concentrate on activities in which one's physical disability will not present a serious handicap. I am afraid that Olympic Games for the disabled do not appeal to me, but it is easy for me to say that because I never liked athletics anyway”. - Stephen Hawking
  • 41. Entrepreneur Richard Branson
  • 42. Learning Disability Dyslexia Richard Branson
  • 43. Richard Branson “Do not be embarrassed by your failures, learn from them and start again”. -Richard Branson “ I was dyslexic, I had no understanding of schoolwork whatsoever. I certainly would have failed IQ tests. And it was one of the reasons I left school when I was 15 years old. And if I’m not interested in something, I don’t grasp it.” - Richard Branson
  • 44. Actor Tom Cruise
  • 45. Learning disability / dyslexia Tom Cruise
  • 46. Tom Cruise “When I was about 7 years old, I had been labeled dyslexic. I'd try to concentrate on what I was reading, then I'd get to the end of the page and have very little memory of anything I'd read. I would go blank, feel anxious, nervous, bored, frustrated, dumb. I would get angry. My legs would actually hurt when I was studying. My head ached...
  • 47. Tom Cruise ... All through school and well into my career, I felt like I had a secret. When I'd go to a new school, I wouldn't want the other kids to know about my learning disability, but then I'd be sent off to remedial reading.” - Tom Cruise
  • 48. Scientist / Inventor Albert Einstein
  • 49. Language delays / Asperger syndrome Albert Einstein
  • 50. Albert Einstein “He told me that his teachers reported that . . . he was mentally slow, unsociable, and adrift forever in his foolish dreams.” - Hans Albert Einstein (Albert Einstein’s father) “The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.” -Albert Einstein
  • 51. Author Agatha Christie
  • 52. Learning Disability / Agraphia Agatha Christie
  • 53. Agatha Christie “I, myself, was always recognized . . . as the “slow one” in the family. It was quite true, and I knew it and accepted it. Writing and spelling were always terribly difficult for me. My letters were without originality. I was . . . an extraordinarily bad speller and have remained so until this day. ” - Agatha Christie
  • 54. Do you know how to help each of your students?
  • 55. What if I can’t ask for help?
  • 56. This is the best time to be a Connected Educator
  • 57. st 21 Century Connected Educator Rapid changes in technology now allow teachers and students to connect
  • 58. How do you Connect?
  • 59. Share how you connect with other educators to provide the best support for your students? Your Turn
  • 60. 1 Minute Timer Share how you connect with other educators to provide the best support for your students?
  • 61. Twitter Example: Hashtag #autism – People to follow
  • 62. Twitter Tweets in your area of interest Example: #autism
  • 63. Twitter Follow Lists – network of “like” individuals
  • 64. Twitter Participate in Twitter Chats
  • 65. EdWeb Free professional network
  • 66. ScoopIT - Communities
  • 67. ScoopIT - Communities
  • 68. Pinterest
  • 69. Pinterest Collection
  • 70. Pinterest Pins
  • 71. Pinterest Boards
  • 72. Pinterest Pinners
  • 73. Apologies To the Ministry of Education... We don’t need more research – we know technology is having a positive impact!
  • 74. Stories of success JACOB BARNETT
  • 75. Mobile changes everything!
  • 76. 4 Key areas of Support Communication Organization Accessibility Personalized Learning/Instruction
  • 77. Hidden Treasures in iOS 7 Configure eye / head motion switches!
  • 78. iTunes App Collections Seeing and Hearing Emotional Development Language Development Literacy and Learning Diagnostics and Reference Organization Communication Sensory and Visual Perception Life Skills
  • 79. iTunes App Collections
  • 80. One Recommendation to save $ Daily apps recommended Creativity and Exploration
  • 81. Listly – make and follow lists!
  • 82. Listly – List of Browser Extensions
  • 83. Chrome Extensions • Graphical quick links to resources that your students use: • Calculator • Dictionary • Note Pad • Google Search • Reference tools • Language translator • Calendar
  • 84. My personalized tabs
  • 85. Chrome Extensions • Free reading service • Customize style and typeface of what you read • Remove distractions from web page articles • Save articles for reading later • Add tags to quickly search for saved articles
  • 86. Chrome Extensions • Free text to Speech • Giving voice to Chrome
  • 87. Chrome Extensions • Contextual spell checker and grammar checker • Rephrase your sentences • Works within the Chrome Browser – websites, email, etc. • Also available for MS Word
  • 88. Chrome Extensions • Sample use of Ginger extension when typing an email
  • 89. Chrome Extensions • Override the default zoom level for all websites • Set custom zoom levels • Personalize zoom levels per site with quick key access
  • 90. Chrome Extensions • Read-aloud with dual colour highlighting • Talking and Picture dictionaries • Translator • Fact finder • Study skills options • Annotation tools
  • 91. Chrome Extensions • Teacher review of Read & Write free extension!
  • 92. Chrome Extensions • Double click any word to see or hear its definition • Automatically translate foreign words to your language of choice
  • 93. Chrome Extensions • Add fixed navigation icons to the right side of any web page • Place the mouse cursor over the appearing link to automate the required action (ie. Click)
  • 94. Chrome Extensions • Magnify and change the colour of any selected text • Optional lenses and optional colours
  • 95. Chrome Extensions • Eliminate distraction when watching YouTube videos
  • 96. Chrome Extensions • Limit time spent on certain sites
  • 97. Tools to Personalize Learning
  • 98. OER Commons
  • 99. Gooru Learning
  • 100. Gooru Learning
  • 101. Learn Zillion
  • 102. CK12
  • 103. CK12
  • 104. CK12 – Braingenie (1-8)
  • 105. A good teacher with strong relationships is always better than a good tool!
  • 106. The Future is bright! I’m educating for today with the best resources I have available to me right now!
  • 107. Thank you for all that you do!
  • 108. Thank You For giving me hope @TDOttawa www.slideshare.net/tdottawa