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    1. 1. Click to learn more about each technologyUse of Computer TechnologyTo Help Students with Special Needs Supported eText: Assistive Technology Through text transformationsTechnology Speaking: Impression Assistive TechnologyBackground Picture: http://impact.books.officelive.com/images/AssistiveTechnologyDevices.jpg
    2. 2. Assistive Technology Articles• Use of Computer Technology to help students with special needs by Ted S. Hasselbring and Candice H. Williams Glaser• Supported eText: Assistive Technology through text transformations by Lynne Anderson Inman and Mark A. Horney• Technology Speaking: Impressive Assistive Technology by David Dorman
    3. 3. Use of Computer Technology to Help Students with Special Needs• There are many technologies out there to help children with special needs. This article is about explaining who these children are and what technology is out there to help. According to the article using technology is a way to help the students do better in school such as Microsoft Word, students would rather edit information on Microsoft Word than on a hand written document. Word prediction software is a way of lowering the number of keystrokes one has to use, that is something you cannot do with a hand written document, this allows students with curtain disabilities to do better in the classroom. Next
    4. 4. • I learned something new from reading this article. Even though students with disabilities are very diverse, characteristics suggest that over half of students with disabilities are male, most are in elementary or middle school, and most are not obvious disabilities. Knowing these things can be helpful in the future as a teacher using assistive technology. Next
    5. 5. Something Else...• One thing this article did mention is that this is the first generation to be in the “digital age”. It is important to make sure that students with special needs are learning about these technologies as well. Home
    6. 6. Supported eText: Assistive Technology Through Text Transformations• One way to make reading easier is too shift it to text from a written document. This can used on several items such as iPod, phone, computer, or a LeapPad. This can change the readers world entirely because changing it the words to text can change the font size, color, or font face. The text can be read aloud, terms can be explained through hyperlinks, or images can appear to explain a topic more clearly. Next
    7. 7. • The use of text to speech is also growing rapidly for use of the blind or visually impaired, by using digitized speech technology. But in recent years it has been noticed that this type of assistive technology can also be used for other reading difficulties. This helps to improve the reading rate and comprehension rate of many students who have problems reading or students with dyslexia. Next
    8. 8. More To Know• We are going into a world where advanced technology is being used in almost every classroom. To stray away completely from hand writing is not plausible and in my opinion should not happen, but it is also necessary to know how to read and write on a computer. There are so many more options when reading text, to help students with special needs, or really anyone grasp concepts. Whether it is learning to read for the first time, using hyperlinks/dictionaries to find the meaning of words, or having visual images to learn. Home
    9. 9. Technology Speaking: Impressive Assistive Technology• Technology is growing rapidly, that is including assistive technology, which is something most people do not think about. One very impressive new assistive technology is a unit that sits under a keyboard that acts as a cursor and Braille reader. This acts as a keyboard and mouse while using the computer. This technology is used to help blind use the internet. Next
    10. 10. • Why don’t we use this technology in schools for the blind and colleges where people need them? Well the answer to that is they are very expensive, I was surprised to find out one Accessibility Pavilion cost $10,000. Another question is how does this help even with the Braille reader, well it helps the person to hear what the computer has to display. Next
    11. 11. A Few More Thoughts• Assistive technology is adapting to the needs of more people everyday. One of the problems we face today is having the funds to actually make use of these technologies. In the article “Impressive Technology” David Dorman says “It was five minutes into the demonstration before I noticed the vendor rep, who was navigating around windows and various application programs like a hacker, was blind.” Hopefully someday this technology will grow into something even more amazing, and more of the population will be able to use it. Home
    12. 12. ConclusionAll of these assistive technologies are useful in teaching in any classroom. Technology keeps advancing and it is important to keep up with it, because any teacher should not be teaching students who understand the technology the teacher does not. Assistive technology is especially useful because it helps students learn no matter what their curcumstances.Visit my Diggo list to see the three sites I used to create this power point…http://www.diigo.com/list/angmays/education%20final

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