Play this movie as the students are coming in. Adorable! A popular song that’s been remixed for gender equity with regards to computers in the classroom.http://vodpod.com/watch/2359854-teachertube-videos-aint-gonna-hold-us-back-d-i-g-i-t-a-l-k-5-winnerTypical uses of tech are “not female” : competition, problem-solving, non-socialMath, science, programming“aggression” of boys = more access
Females choose careers that are less technologically advancedVery small proportion of high-school females take the computer science AP exam.25% of CS degrees to womanFemales rate themselves lower in computer abilities
Digital Divide issues encompass much more than gender equity or socio-economics. Student access to technology may also be impacted by: living in a remote placelearning disabilities or other special needsteacher skill in technology uselanguage barriersOther factors may also be involved.
Inclusion 7th English Grade Teacher Inclusion Co-Teacher Mr. Ottenbreit Planning Session
Planned Lesson Locate information by using a variety of consumer and public documents. Example: Choose a radio or watch to purchase, based on a Consumer Reports review of different radios or watches. Then, compare advertisements from different stores to decide which store is offering the best price.
Planned Lesson Step 1: Short Article to Read Step 2: WebQuest Step 3: Create Report Step 4: Convince Me
Learning Disabilities Larry Duncan (LD) Higher listening comprehension than reading Make accessible to LD Text reader PDF text file Premiere Assistive Technology Universal Reader Plus – Talking Pointer Word Prediction Software
Text-to-Voice Text-to-Voice Scans and reads printed text Talking Word Processor Voices Books on CD Legal part of IDEA Act Surf the web Kurzweil 3000
Word Prediction Software Word Prediction Software for word processors and email Word prediction Grammar support Vocabulary support WordQ Co:Writer
Reading/Language Software Learning Disabilities and/or students struggling in a particular academic area Struggling readers Language development Start-to-Finish Books earobics Rosetta Stone
Planned Lesson Step 1: Short Article to Read Text Reader – (LD) Step 2: WebQuest Text Reader (LD) Universal Reader Plus – Talking Pointer Step 3: Create Report Word Prediction Software (LD) Step 4: Convince Me
Visual Impairments Valerie Issacs (VI) Use vision as primary learning Low vision – enhanced Word Magnifier Talking word processor WebQuest – Zoom in
Planned Lesson Step 1: Short Article to Read Text Reader – (LD) Step 2: WebQuest Zoom-in (VI) Text Reader (LD) Step 3: Create Report Word Prediction Software (LD) Step 4: Convince Me
Other Assistive Technology for Physical Disabilities Adapted hardware AlphaSmart keyboards Touch Screens Big Keys Half Qwerty Keyboard Half Qwerty Touch Screens Big Keys AlphaSmart
Planned Lesson Step 1: Short Article to Read Text Reader – (LD) Step 2: WebQuest Zoom-in (VI) Switch (PI) Text Reader (LD) Step 3: Create Report Word Prediction Software (LD) Step 4: Convince Me
ADD/ADHD (attention variance) AnDrew Denton Lack time management skills Maintain attention for 10 minutes Refocus attention every 8 minutes Timer Lack organization skills Directions Board, physical copy, peer check Ask students for directions (make sure to check with Andrew) Help organizing facts Inspiration outline Distractibility Monitor use – too focused on other websites or games
Planned Lesson Step 1: Short Article to Read Text Reader – (LD) Step 2: WebQuest Zoom-in (VI) Switch (PI) Text Reader (LD) Timer (ADD) Monitor Computer Use (ADD) Directions (ADD) Step 3: Create Report Inspiration (ADD) Step 4: Convince Me
Hearing Impairments Hector Iglesias Teacher communication Phonic ear (wear headset) Computer lab (headset with his hearing aid) Other students Training required – group work – focused Microphones (hand-held)
Planned Lesson Step 1: Short Article to Read Text Reader – (LD) Step 2: WebQuest Zoom-in (VI) Switch (PI) Text Reader (LD) Timer (ADD) Monitor Computer Use (ADD) Directions (ADD) Headset (HI) Step 3: Create Report Inspiration (ADD) Step 4: Convince Me Handheld microphone (HI)
Why should I do this? You make instruction better for ALL students Universal Design for Learning
Let’s give our guest speaker a round of applause
Lecture Question #1 How can Universal Design for Learning make you a better teacher?
Things I’ve learned in w200 Lecture Worksheet #2 If you had to tell an incoming freshman what they’ll learn in w200, what would you tell them. What have YOU LEARNED (not what have we taught you)?
Quote “Any teacher who can be replaced by technology should be.” --
3. No technology = No engagement Kids won’t pay attention without it!
Lecture WS #3 Think of something “hi-tech” that engages you. Is it really the technology itself that is engaging? If not, what is?
4. Technology guarantees engagement We use technology…Are you always engaged?
5. You are now ‘up-to-date’ on educational technology Professional development plans!
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Most Common Assistive Technologies Text reader Vista/Next Up Disability where listening comprehension is higher than reading comprehension (or an auditory style rather than a visual style) Writing disabilities Spelling, Microsoft Word – but ways to improve – through Word Prediction (Premeiere Technology) Writing process – not well organized. Inspiration or free concept map
Certified disabilities – publishers must provide PDF (websites to go to – LEA will provide you with information to have it converted) Visual impairments View to increase size – magnifiers (Priemere/Vista/Go into accessibility options)
Remaining Assignments Lab Workout #15 Assistive Technology Make sure to check ALL grades in OnCourseGradebook! TTL Open until 6 this week! Come visit me Wednesday or Thursday from 4-6 ePortfolio Final Know your due date and where to submit!