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    1. 1. What Am I Going to Do on Monday to Ensure All Students Are Learning? <ul><li>Chris Skoglund – Detroit Public Schools </li></ul><ul><li>Rose McKenzie – Jackson County ISD </li></ul>
    2. 2. Protopage <ul><li>Find all the links and info from today’s pre-conference at </li></ul><ul><li>www.protopage.com/sigsped </li></ul>
    3. 3. Today’s Objectives <ul><li>Explore a variety of low and high tech options for all learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>devices, strategies, tools </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Offer hands-on opportunities with low cost/free programs and Web 2.0 resources </li></ul><ul><li>Have fun </li></ul>
    4. 4. Presentation Symbols <ul><li>Group Survey </li></ul><ul><li>Hands On </li></ul><ul><li>Hyperlink – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>to website or file on CD </li></ul></ul>
    5. 5. What Kind of Learner Are You?
    6. 6. Learning Preferences & Eye Movement Visual – Words Visual – Pictures Auditory – Sounds Linking to music Kinesthetic – Moving while learning Auditory– Words Listening to speech Kinesthetic – Writing or Drawing
    7. 7. How to get this info
    8. 8. How to get this info into this student
    9. 9. Differentiating Textbooks <ul><li>Chapter-lets </li></ul><ul><li>Highlighting tape </li></ul><ul><li>Post Its </li></ul><ul><li>Dry Erase Markers </li></ul><ul><li>Editing Text in actual textbook </li></ul>
    10. 10. Print, Cut and Fold <ul><li>This folder on your resource CD contains templates to use with </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Microsoft Word or </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>PowerPoint </li></ul></ul><ul><li>For students to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show what they know </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Review/study guides </li></ul></ul>Click on the mouse to go to the projects’ folder. Start with the PDF directions.
    11. 11. For student who has difficulty with the textbook Vocabulary <ul><li>Can read most of the text </li></ul><ul><li>Struggles with decoding some words </li></ul><ul><li>Difficulty with content specific vocabulary </li></ul>
    12. 12. Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com
    13. 13. Answers.com <ul><li>http://www.answers.com/main/download_answers_win.jsp </li></ul><ul><li>Alt Click on any word on your screen for the pronunciation & definition – plus more. </li></ul>
    14. 14. Sample support for term: Deposition <ul><li>Use video from UnitedStreaming </li></ul><ul><li>or </li></ul><ul><li>Get Images from NetTrekker or Google </li></ul>
    15. 15. NetTrekker <ul><li>Teacher resource </li></ul><ul><li>Available free by registering for LearnPort </li></ul><ul><li>Shows readability level of websites </li></ul><ul><li>Great place to search for websites that differentiate by specific grade or ability level </li></ul><ul><li>Includes Read aloud </li></ul>
    16. 16. Hands On <ul><li>Tryout </li></ul><ul><ul><li>NetTrekker </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Answers.com </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Visual Thesaurus </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Children’s Talking Dictionary </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Look at </li></ul><ul><ul><li>UnitedStreaming website </li></ul></ul>
    17. 17. For the student who has difficulty READING the textbook <ul><li>Significant difficulty decoding most of the words in the textbook </li></ul><ul><li>Understands the text when it is read aloud to him/her </li></ul>
    18. 18. Text Readers <ul><li>I use them all the time </li></ul><ul><li>I know about them, but don’t use them </li></ul><ul><li>Huh? </li></ul>10 Answer Now
    19. 19. Rivers and Streams <ul><li>Scanned with OCR software </li></ul>
    20. 20. Text Readers <ul><li>Universal Reader by Premier AT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.readingmadeeasy.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read OutLoud by Don Johnston </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.donjohnston.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Read Please (on laptop) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.readplease.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Natural Reader (on laptop) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.naturalreaders.com </li></ul></ul>
    21. 21. Natural Reader
    22. 22. Electronic Text <ul><li>Online Children’s Stories </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.acs.ucalgary.ca/~dkbrown/stories.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Accessible Book Collection </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.accessiblebookcollection.org/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Texas Assistive Tech. Network </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.texasat.net/default.aspx?name=links.digitalresources </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Bookshare </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.bookshare.org/web/Welcome.html </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://promo.net/pg/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>LD Resources </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.ldresources.org/?cat=22 </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Online Books Page </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://onlinebooks.library.upenn.edu/ </li></ul></ul>
    23. 23. Hands On <ul><li>Try out Natural Reader or ReadPlease on your laptop. </li></ul><ul><li>Look through the electronic text sources. </li></ul>
    24. 24. Audio books
    25. 25. Record your own text to play on a computer, CD or MP3 player <ul><li>Audacity (on laptop) </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/windows </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving in MP3 format requires libmp3lame file -also free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Super Sound Recorder </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.sound-recorder.info/ </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>$29.95 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Saving in MP3 capability included </li></ul></ul>
    26. 26. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download/
    27. 27. Sources for Audible Books <ul><li>Lit2Go </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://etc.usf.edu/lit2go/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Free Classic Audio Books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://freeclassicaudiobooks </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Simply Audio Books - fee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.simplyaudiobooks.com/ </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Audible.com – fee </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.audible.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Repeat After Us </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://www.repeatafterus.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    28. 28. Using our headsets <ul><li>Red always plugs in the microphone outlet </li></ul><ul><li>Black always plugs in the headphone outlet </li></ul><ul><li>Look at the headset plugs: </li></ul><ul><li>Put the plug closest to the color red into the microphone outlet </li></ul><ul><li>Put the other plug into the headphone outlet </li></ul>
    29. 29. Hands On <ul><li>Make a recording using Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Plug in your headphone set </li></ul><ul><li>Open Audacity </li></ul><ul><li>Note: The toolbar’s Rewind, Play, Record, Pause, Stop, Fast-forward work just like a tape player. </li></ul><ul><li>Want more help? See document, “How to use Audacity,” on resource disk. </li></ul>
    30. 30. Ella Enchanted <ul><li>Click on any of the 8 objects on this screen to see online supports for use with the book Ella Enchanted . </li></ul>Which support works best for your learning style?
    31. 31. Ella Enchanted 3 Audio Samples <ul><li>Purchased from Random House Listening Library </li></ul><ul><ul><li>18.50 =s/h </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Obtained free from R.E.S.C.U.E. </li></ul><ul><li>Obtained from Accessible Book Collection; use Natural Reader to read it. </li></ul>
    32. 32. Storyline Online http://www.storylineonline.net/ Great children's’ books read by well known people.
    33. 33. Are you attending David Grapka’s session this PM? <ul><li>YES !! </li></ul><ul><li>No </li></ul>10 Answer Now
    34. 34. Universal Design for Learning (UDL) Is Like Differentiated Instruction (DI) on Steroids! <ul><li>David Grapka will delight and entertain as he shares successes and challenges implementing UDL in New York. Come see how TRE (the equivalent of MITS) developed units using the Pyramid Planning Model. This hands-on, fast-paced workshop will provide information and resources for integrating all students successfully in your classroom! A must for general education teachers of all levels with additional resources for special educators ready to meet the challenge of the at-risk learner. Did you know you could have fun while you learn? </li></ul>
    35. 35. More from David Grapka <ul><li>The Technology Blues: Pickin' Through the Solutions to Meet the Needs of ALL Students Thursday, March 6, 2008 2:30 p.m. Pantlind Ballroom </li></ul><ul><li>How to Put the “U” in Universal Design: Understanding People to Unify the System With Ubiquitous Technology Thursday, March 6, 2008 4:00 p.m. Pantlind Ballroom  </li></ul>Project Coordinator, Technology Resources for Education (TRE) Center Sponsored by Michigan's Integrated Technology Supports (MITS)
    36. 36. Microsoft Office <ul><li>Not typically the friendliest office suite for students </li></ul><ul><li>But most classrooms have it </li></ul><ul><ul><li>So its almost like its free </li></ul></ul><ul><li>It can be customized to provide support to struggling learners </li></ul><ul><ul><li>audio support </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>simplified menus </li></ul></ul>
    37. 37. PowerPoint Books <ul><li>You can use PowerPoint to make books accessible </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Scan pages </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add audio clips </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>All within PowerPoint </li></ul></ul>
    38. 38. PowerTalk <ul><li>http://www.oatsoft.org/Software/PowerTalk/downloads/1.2.10/?searchterm=Powertalk </li></ul><ul><li>Speaks text on Windows PowerPoint </li></ul><ul><li>Narrates without recording speech </li></ul><ul><li>Computer/digitized voice </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
    39. 39. <ul><li>http://www.oatsoft.org/Software/wordtalk/?searchterm=word </li></ul><ul><li>Works with all versions of MSWord </li></ul><ul><li>Speaks and highlights text </li></ul><ul><li>Talking dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust speed, voice, highlight </li></ul><ul><li>Too lengthy to download here </li></ul><ul><li>Free </li></ul>
    40. 40. WordTalk
    41. 41. Auto Summary <ul><li>MS Word can provide a summary of text that </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Highlights text w/in document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Inserts summary text in the beginning of the document </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Creates separate document with summary extract </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Can set length of summary </li></ul>
    42. 42. Auto Summary - MSWord <ul><li>Open the document </li></ul><ul><li>Under Tools go to </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Auto Summarize </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Select </li></ul><ul><ul><li>1 of the 4 types of summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>% for the length of summary </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Try it again with another summary type. </li></ul>
    43. 43. Readability – MS Word <ul><li>Microsoft Word can provide a reading grade level. </li></ul><ul><li>You need to turn this option on </li></ul><ul><li>Then enter text in a MS Word doc </li></ul><ul><li>Readability statistics are provided at the end of a spell check. </li></ul>
    44. 44. Readability <ul><li>In Microsoft Word </li></ul><ul><li>Go to Tools – </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Options </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Spelling & Grammar </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Under Grammar check the </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Show readability statistics </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Click OK </li></ul>
    45. 45. Readability <ul><li>Enter a sample of text into MSWord with a least one spelling error. </li></ul><ul><li>Run spell check found under tools. </li></ul><ul><li>After checking spelling MSWord provides these statistics. </li></ul>Click for doc to try
    46. 46. Beginner’s Toolbar <ul><li>Make a toolbar with only the tasks you want available to the student </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Keep it simple </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>No room for error </li></ul></ul>
    47. 47. Make your own MS Word toolbar <ul><li>Find step by step directions in Word Workshop for Teachers p.50 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>By Tom Snyder Press </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Listed on resource slide </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Or under MS Word Help find </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Create custom toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Add a button to toolbar </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Delete a button </li></ul></ul>This slide will help if you forget how or if we don’t get to this part during training.
    48. 48. Resources <ul><li>Differentiating Textbooks: Strategies to Improve Student Comprehension and Motivation </li></ul><ul><li>by Char Forsten, Jim Grant and Betty Hollas </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Crystal Springs Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>75 Jaffrey Road P.O. Box 500 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Peterborough, NH 03458 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-800-321-0401 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.crystalsprings.com </li></ul></ul>
    49. 49. Resources <ul><li>The Wonderful World of Word </li></ul><ul><li>by Judi Sweeney </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Onion Mountain Technology </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>74 Sextons Hollow Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Canton, CT 06019 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-860-693-2683 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.onionmountaintech.com </li></ul></ul>
    50. 50. Resources <ul><li>Word Workshop for Teachers </li></ul><ul><li>by Janet Caughlin </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Tom Snyder Productions </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>80 Coolidge Hill Road </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Watertown MA 02472 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-800-304-1254 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.tomsnyder.com </li></ul></ul>
    51. 51. Resources <ul><li>Dinah Zike’s Big Book of Projects & Big Book of Books and Activities </li></ul><ul><li>by Dinah Zike </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Dinah Might Adventures, LP </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>P.O. Box 690328 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>San Antonio, TX 78269 </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>1-800-99-DINAH Orders only </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>www.dinah.com </li></ul></ul>