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  • 1. Amy Chase Martin Towson University
  • 2. “The content of instruction should address the same concepts with all students, but the degree of complexity should be adjusted to suit diverse learners.” Hall, T., Strangman, N., & Meyer, A. (2003). Differentiated instruction and implications for UDL implementation. Wakefield, MA: National Center on Accessing the General Curriculum. Retrieved October 2, 2009 from http://www.cast.org/publications/ncac/ncac_diffinstructudl.html
  • 3.  Review Worksheet/Chapter  Collaborative Jigsaw activity  Reflection activity  No-tech, low-tech and high tech options  Myth or Fact about Technology Use  Sample Technologies ◦ Digital Stories ◦ Podcasts ◦ Promethean Boards
  • 4.  Form teams of 3 or 4  You will be given an activity and a role  Do the activity  Discuss what you observed/learned through the activity  How could technology address some of your challenges?
  • 5.  Take an index card  Do not put your name on the card  Write 3 things that you do to address a challenge you have in performing everyday tasks ◦ Example: do you use a calculator to balance your checkbook? ◦ Do you adjust the mirrors in your car so you can see to drive safely?
  • 6.  No-tech?  Low-tech?  High-tech?
  • 7.  Computers can increase student TRUE FALSE performance on standardized tests. • Computers will replace teachers. TRUE FALSE • Technology can increase student TRUE FALSE motivation and improve self- concept. Nice Job!
  • 8.  Motion Paths in PowerPoint  Playing a YouTube video in PowerPoint 2007
  • 9. 1. Focus on Function ◦ Consider what the student may want or need to do that he or she currently cannot do. 2. Think in General Terms ◦ Select devices to purchase by considering who, when, where, why and how aspects of the technology . This can help the user find a product that meets many needs instead of just a specific need. 3. Strive for Simplicity ◦ This reduces maintenance and repair costs. Simple solutions are often easier to use and, therefore, will be used such as a device to help a student button his ownshirt. Adapted from Pierce, K. (2008). Overview: How to choose appropriate adaptive technology. Retrieved October 2, 2009 from http://www.esight.org/view.cfm?x=151&room=n0j&id=0
  • 10.  Voting devices  Pictures  Auditory messages  Text messages
  • 11.  Free!  Compatible on either Windows XP or Vista machines  Can be used with or without audio  Can be used with or without text  Can be employed for student and/or teacher use to create media  Sample – High School Math  Sample – Making Sushi
  • 12.  Using pre-selected resources, we will collaborate on creating a simple movie to teach children about where we expect to find water.  Associated Resources  http://www.towson.edu/adminfinance/ots/Training/documentation/MovieMaker/Movie Maker_Basics.pdf
  • 13.  Free to do using Audacity  Export as mp3 files to play on iPods and other portable devices  Create original recordings to include in PowerPoint and MovieMaker projects  Import free, copyright-free music to incorporate in file Resource  Download page for Audacity  Download page for LAME encoder
  • 14.  Connect your microphone to your computer  Launch Audacity  Click the Record button  Record your audio track  Select File > Save Project to save the Audacity file for editing
  • 15.  Open the Audacity file you wish to export  Select File > Export as mp3  Click OK to the warning popoup that appears  Name the file and click Save  Enter desired identifying data in the dialog box that appears  Click OK
  • 16.  Plug in your microphone  Launch your desired PowerPoint presentation  Click the Slide Show tab on the Ribbon  Click Record Narration  Click Set Microphone Level to test the level of your speaking voice  Speak into the mic to see if the level is appropriate  Click OK twice  Begin recording your narration  Press the Esc key when you are done  Click Save.  Run the Slide Show to hear your narration.
  • 17.  Create an mp3 file  Create an account on a web hosting site like Screencast.com  Upload the mp3 file into the folder you have created on the web hosting site  Assign rss feed properties to the folder Now you will simply provide the url for the RSS feed to your intended audience
  • 18.  Launch iTunes  Select Advanced > Subscribe to Podcast  Paste the url of the rss of the podcast you wish to subscribe to  Click OK  Future episodes of the podcast will automatically be downloaded into iTunes whenever you launch it
  • 19.  iTunes http://www.apple.com/itunes/download/  Juice http://juicereceiver.sourceforge.net/index. php  Google Reader http://reader.google.com ◦ Does not download files
  • 20.  Free sound effects  http://www.a1freesoundeffects.com/  Copyright free music  http://www.jamendo.com/en/
  • 21. This interactive whiteboard interfaces with a computer station, a portable tablet and individual “clickers” to collect student feedback. Resources  Promethean Tutorial  Short vowels lesson for students with autism  Food chains lesson with third graders  Biology lesson for high school students
  • 22.  Assistive Technology may have nothing to do with computers or the internet.  Recognizing your own need for accommodations may help you to consider those of your students.  Free creative software and online resources exist for you to use!  Read the professional journals associated with your teaching interests to stay aware of the new tools and their uses.  Try EVERYTHING!