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    • Technology in Special Education
    • Technology in Special Education presented by Clarisse Mallari ”For most of us, technology makes things easier. For a person with a disability, it makes things possible. ” Judy Heumann
    • Game! :-) A-MINUTE-TO-CHARADES-ITParticipants:2 groupsMechanics1. Every member of each group will get 1 of each word in different category (Easy, Medium, Hard)2. Categories contain different types of action (sign language, acting and drawing)
    • Game! :-)A-MINUTE-TO-CHARADES-IT3. Each group will only have 1 minute to guess all the words that they can4. The group with the most guessed words will win.
    • Game! :-)A-MINUTE-TO-CHARADES-IT3. Each group will only have 1 minute to guess all the words that they can.4. The group with the most guessed words will win.
    • Game! :-)A-MINUTE-TO-CHARADES-IT
    • Definition of termsImpairment-involves an abnormality or loss of function in a physical, anatomical or psychological structure
    • Impairment-it may be congenital (present to birth) or acquired through accident or disease
    • Disability-when an impairment limits an individual from performing an activity in a manner normally expected for human beingsex: communicating w/ others, hearing, movement, manipulating objects)
    • Handicap-when an individual is unable to fulfill a role due to an impairment or disability
    • Handicap-it is NOT a characteristic of an individual-it results from the mismatch between ones abilities and the demands of an environment (Cook and Hussey, 1995)
    • Assistive Technology
    • Assistive Technology To harness the potential of technology inways that offer an individual with a disability increased opportunities for learning, productivity and independence--- opportunities that otherwise would not be available
    • Short historyUS Braille materials(American Printing House for the Blind)http://www.aph.org/museum/war_dots.html
    • Short historySpecial Education Instructional Materials Center (SEIMCs)-purpose was to explore ways to make educational technologies more accessible to special education teachers
    • Short historyCouncil for Exceptional Children (CEC)ERIC Clearinghouse4 Regional Media Centers for the DeafNetwork Coordinating Office
    • Short historyCouncil for ExceptionalChildrens (CEC)Technology and MediaDivision (TAM)
    • TPACK!How does this relate What are the to me? implications of TPACK in special education?
    • TPACK!Perfect union of 3 Develop a knowledge base from which a teacher can knowledge domains view a lesson and (content, pedagogy understand how and technology) technology can enhance the learning opportunitiespedagogy- referred to and experiences for the students while also as the correct use knowing the correct of instructive pedagogy to enhance the strategies learning of the content
    • Issues and Problems in Special EducationLegal and Policy Directives-teachers, administrators and sped technology specialists must be well versed in federal and state laws, policies and procedures
    • Issues and Problems in Special EducationReauthorization of Technology-Related the Individuals Assistance Act for with Disabilities Individuals w/ Education Act Disabilities (IDEA) (Public Law100-407)
    • Issues and Problems in Special EducationImplications of the Need for Trained No Child Left Personnel Behind Act for Special Education (NCLB)
    • Universal Design for Learning GuidelinesRepresentation Expression1. provide options 4. provide options for perception for physical action2. provide options 5. provide options for language and for expressive symbols skills and fluency3. provide options 6. provide options for for executive comprehension functions
    • Universal Design for Learning GuidelinesEngagement7. provide options 9. provide options for recruiting for self-regulation interest8. provide options for sustaining effort and persistence
    • Technology Integration StrategiesStudents w/ mild and moderate to severe disabilities:1. Reading: WizComs Quicktionary Reading Pen http://www.wizcomtech.com2. Writing: Don Johnstons Co: Writer and Write: OutLoud http://donjohnston.com
    • Technology Integration StrategiesStudents w/ mild and moderate to severe disabilities:AbleNet, Inc. www.ablenetinc.comAttainment Company http://www.attainmentcompany.com
    • Technology Integration StrategiesStudents w/ physical disabilities:AbleNet, Inc. http://www.ablenetic.comAdaptivation, Inc http://www.ablenetic.comEnabling devices http://www.enablingdevices.comIntellitools http://www.intellitools.comORCCA technology http://www.orcca.com
    • Technology Integration StrategiesStudents w/ sensory disabilities:Vision Cue http://www.visioncue.comDolphin Computer Access, LLC http://www.yourdolphin.comFreedome Scientific Blind/ Low Vision Group http://www.freedomscientific.comTeleSensory http://www.teleserye.comAudioEnhancement http://www.audioenhancement.com/
    • Technology Integration StrategiesAt-risk students:-locate software and websites that provide powerful and motivating opportunities to engage in learning activities-utilize electronic quizzes and other instructional materials that provide immediate feedback on performance
    • Technology Integration StrategiesAt-risk studentsSample Resources and Activities:BrainPop http://www.brainpop.comDon Johnston, Inc. http://donjohnston.comTom Snyder, Inc. http://www.tomsnyder.com
    • Technology Integration StrategiesStudents w/ gifts and talents:-locate starting point web pages to launch them into content with appropriate challenges-provide tools for engaging in self-directed research-provide tools such as multimedia presentations, web page design, and electronic portfolios to document learning experiences
    • Technology Integration StrategiesStudents w/ gifts and talentsSample Resources and Activities:-Duke TIP program http://www.tip.duke.edu/-Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page http://www.hoagiesgifted.org
    • Technology Integration StrategiesStudents w/ gifts and talentsSample Resources and Activities:-Duke TIP program http://www.tip.duke.edu/-Hoagies’ Gifted Education Page http://www.hoagiesgifted.org
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Physical Disabilities:1. Use alternative keyboards such as Intellitools Intellikeys
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Physical Disabilities:2. Use joysticks or switches instead of keyboards
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Physical Disabilities:3. Use voice recognition softwares such as DragonTalks Dragon Naturally Speaking
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Sensory Disabilities:4. Use text-to-speech readers such as JAWS for Windows
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Sensory Disabilities:5. Use optical character recognition (OCR) software or CCTV
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Communication Difficulties:6. Use text-to-speech products such as WizComs Quicktionary pen
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Communication Difficulties:7. Provide a range of tools to support student writers (specialized prediction word processor
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Communication Difficulties:8. Use talking word processors such as Don Johnstons Write: OutLoud
    • TOP 10 Strategies for Special Education InstructionStudents w/ Cognitive Disabilities:9. Use digital cameras to capture images of objects and environments10. Use specialized calculators such as Programming Concepts Coin-U-lator
    • Technology Integration Workshop