Technology in Special Education By: Alexis Atkins, Julie Crane, David Coupland, Daniel Faust, Dayna Wilkins
Concepts Universal Design for Learning Technology Integration Strategies for Special Education Interactive and Multimedia Presentations Writing Programs
Use of Digital Devices and Computer Systems Use a digital camera to take pictures of items to use with PECS (Picture Exchange Communication System) Closed Circuit Television for Sensory Disabilities IMovie for MAC Analog System Use an optical character recognition software to scan and translate print into a word-processor.
How technology can be used in communicating, collaborating, conducting research, and/or solving problems for special education. Use a blog to collaborate with fellow special education teachers. Tools to convert printed information Coin- U- Lator Problem Solving Projects
How to use Productivity Tools for Special Education Use a word-processing program to create a classroom newsletter for parents. Business Multimedia System Teach Visual Literacy List and share online resources with and between students Provide low cost applications for students to use at school and within their homes for extra practice
Multi Media Tools Select an interactive story to help a student with attention problems or poor reading skills from Clifford Interactive Storybooks Books on audio Smart Boards Projectors You Tube
Adaptive and Assistive Devices Attach an adaptive switch to a computer so students with limited physical abilities can use the computer. Canes and Sensor Technology Joystick Switches Alternative Keyboards
How teachers and students can practice different resources Interactive Story Books
How to follow copy right laws and guidelines Reference the site by its URL and owner name.
How an existing TrackStar or WebQuest can be used as an activity WebQuest - Who I Am Track Star- Hip Hip Hooray for Hands Track Star- Fun Brain WebQuest- Figures and Shapes WebQuest- Eric Carle, The Very Hungry Caterpillar
Instructional Software Millie's Math House CompuThera Ed by Design Orion Systems Reader Rabbit
Tele Communicate and Tele- Research Projects Square of Life Pen Pals Two great tele communicate website http://www.uvm.edu/~jmorris/telenet.html and http://communitydisc.westside66.org/HTML/colette/telecom/telecom.html
Rubrics Journal Writing Multimedia rubric for video project On line History Project Rubric Power Point Creation rubric Team work evaluation
Integration Idea of Appropriate Lesson Plans Csun.edu Provides teachers with less plans and teaching strategies Shows specifically how to integrate an idea into the lesson plan
Summary All of these examples could be used in a Special Education classroom. By using these examples the students will better learn the concepts being taught in the classroom. It enables them to actively learn.