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  • More Than One Way To Read A Book Participants

    1. 1. More Than One Way to Read a Book <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. Favorite Vacation Spots <ul><li>Hawaii </li></ul><ul><li>Europe </li></ul><ul><li>Any beach, anywhere </li></ul><ul><li>My own backyard </li></ul><ul><li>Up North </li></ul><ul><li>The Bahamas </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
    6. 6. MITS Attendance <ul><li>I’m a First Timer </li></ul><ul><li>1-2 times – Know the Ropes </li></ul><ul><li>3-4 times – Just Can’t Get Enough </li></ul>MITS Attendance
    7. 7. Education Assignment <ul><li>General Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Special Educator </li></ul><ul><li>Technology </li></ul><ul><li>Other </li></ul>
    8. 8. Technology Know How <ul><li>Proficient </li></ul><ul><li>Sufficient </li></ul><ul><li>Deficient </li></ul>
    9. 9. What Kind of Learner Are You? For additional information see Judy Sweeney www.onionmountaintech.com
    10. 10. What kind of learners are here today? <ul><li>Visual – Pictures </li></ul><ul><li>Visual – Words </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory – Symbols (music) </li></ul><ul><li>Auditory – Words </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic – Moving </li></ul><ul><li>Kinesthetic – Writing </li></ul>
    11. 11. How to get this info
    12. 12. How to get this info into this student
    13. 13. 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>
    14. 14. 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>
    15. 15. Print, Cut and Fold Projects <ul><li>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>Use to review </li></ul></ul><ul><li>CD distributed in workshop or see website </li></ul>
    16. 16. Let’s Book It <ul><li>http://www.vickiblackwell.com/makingbooks/index.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Some of the same PCF and some additional Office projects </li></ul><ul><li>Look over her Tangi Tech program also for great tech teaching ideas </li></ul>
    17. 17. For the 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>
    18. 18. Which of these tools do you know the MOST about <ul><li>NetTrekker </li></ul><ul><li>Answer.com </li></ul><ul><li>UnitedStreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Talking Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Not really familiar with any </li></ul>
    19. 19. Which of these tools do you know the LEAST about <ul><li>NetTrekker </li></ul><ul><li>Answer.com </li></ul><ul><li>UnitedStreaming </li></ul><ul><li>Visual Thesaurus </li></ul><ul><li>Children’s Talking Dictionary </li></ul><ul><li>Not really familiar with any </li></ul>
    20. 20. Visual Thesaurus http://www.visualthesaurus.com
    21. 21. 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>
    22. 22. 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>
    23. 23. 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>
    24. 24. 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>
    25. 25. 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>
    26. 26. 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>
    27. 27. Rivers and Streams <ul><li>Scanned with OCR software </li></ul>
    28. 28. Some Text Readers <ul><li>Universal Reader by Premier AT </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.readingmadeeasy.com </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Kurzweil3000 </li></ul><ul><ul><li>www.kurzweiledu.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>
    29. 29. 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>
    30. 30. Learning Through Listening <ul><li>http://learningthroughlistening.org </li></ul><ul><li>Sponsored by RFBD and CAST </li></ul><ul><li>Includes </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lesson plans </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Audio books in the Classroom </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Classroom Strategies & Activities </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Information on Audio Plus membership </li></ul></ul>
    31. 31. R.E.S.C.U.E. R eading E -text SC anned for U niversal E ducation <ul><li>The site listing the books </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://web.inghamisd.org/etext/main/by_book.php </li></ul></ul><ul><li>The site discussing the project </li></ul><ul><ul><li>http://rescue.wikispaces.com/ </li></ul></ul>
    32. 32. 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><ul><li>Examine Project RESCUE sites </li></ul>
    33. 33. Make your own audio PowerPoint books <ul><li>Do it all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Know about them but don’t make my own </li></ul><ul><li>Huh? </li></ul>
    34. 34. 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>Click here for how to directions Click here for folder of PPT books
    35. 35. 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>
    36. 36. <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>
    37. 37. WordTalk
    38. 38. Make your own audio recording of books <ul><li>Do it all the time </li></ul><ul><li>Know about them but don’t make my own </li></ul><ul><li>Huh? </li></ul>
    39. 39. Audio book formats
    40. 40. 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>
    41. 41. Audacity http://audacity.sourceforge.net/download
    42. 42. 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>
    43. 43. Hands on Audio Books <ul><li>Activity Choices on next slides </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore sources for Electronic Books </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Explore PowerPoint Resources </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make a PowerPoint Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Make an Audacity Recording </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Look at resources for sample book Ella Enchanted . </li></ul></ul>
    44. 44. 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>
    45. 45. 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>
    46. 46. Ella Enchanted Resources <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?
    47. 47. 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>
    48. 48. But if you still want more… <ul><li>The following slides offer help with using Microsoft Office and Windows with struggling students. </li></ul>THE END
    49. 49. Storyline Online http://www.storylineonline.net/ Great children's’ books read by well known people.
    50. 50. 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>
    51. 51. Microsoft Word – Auto Summary <ul><li>I do it all the time </li></ul><ul><li>I know how to do it but don’t use it very often </li></ul><ul><li>Huh? </li></ul>
    52. 52. Microsoft Word – Readability <ul><li>I use it all the time </li></ul><ul><li>I know about it but don’t use it very often </li></ul><ul><li>Huh? </li></ul>
    53. 53. Microsoft Word – Beginners’ Toolbar <ul><li>I made one and use it frequently </li></ul><ul><li>I know how to make one, but I don’t use it. </li></ul><ul><li>Huh? </li></ul>
    54. 54. 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>
    55. 55. 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>
    56. 56. 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>
    57. 57. 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>
    58. 58. 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
    59. 59. 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>
    60. 60. 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. Click for a site with related audio
    61. 61. 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>
    62. 62. 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>
    63. 63. 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>

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