Secondary tips and tricks for using AT for studying


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  • A small clip to showcase how we need to use technology responsibly, where it is a helper rather than a hindrance.
  • Demonstration:QR Code=quick responseGo to the website.Cut and paste the web address you would like to qurify into the blue box.Download, copy, or save the QR image.Use my GLE website/wikispaces: To activate a QR code, download an app like ScanLife and hold your camera phone up to the image. The image will load and your phone will take you to the website. Demonstrate using my iPhone.This is a valuable tool for students who have difficulty typing in long web addresses. Connection to GLE:Great for new ppts. or websites you want your kids to visit. In our research skills unit, this would be the perfect opportunity to put up QR codes of the various websites you want them to use on the SMARTboard. This serves as a link as well, so even paste them on digital documents in the network’s hand-out folder so kids don’t have to type out the link or hyperlink, rather they can click the code and go!I use QR codes for my various wikispaces so students can easily access the class files in class or at home.
  • SMART Ideas benefits all students, particularly those with organizational skills (sequential) and organizational (spatial).Demonstration and Connection to GLE:Open up the GLE ISP “Investigating My Exceptionality”This type of scaffold is ideal for students requiring organizational coaching.Unit #2 (multiple intelligences) and Unit #8 ISP (investigating exceptionality for identified students or strengths and needs for non-identified students).Discuss Prezi web 2.0 app(web)find Rachael’s “for” (brainstorming), “as” (formative, i.e. multiple intelligences), and “of” (GLE summative with investigating their own exceptionality).
  • Demonstration:Show the OneNote example binder on the Department Laptop “Gollan-Wills GLE OneNOTE” file folder on the desktop.Walk participants through the tabs, inserting ppt. doc. images, etc. You can just start typing! No need to insert boxes.The Microsoft One Note App allows student to create searchable notes with text, pictures, and bullets. Make and manage to-do lists with checkboxes. Then keep notes in sync using free Microsoft SkyDrive online ( storage to access, edit and manage them from virtually anywhere, from a PC or almost any web browser. One Note is free for iPhone create lists and add check boxesActivity:Have participants create a tab and play around with the software.
  • Kurzweil 3000 is the most used/popular form of text-to-speech software.Kurzweil houses many features and specialized/unique/custom settings on the four toolbars.Demonstration:Begin where the portable scanner left off with the scanned in copy of the quiz.Tools tab “Fill in the blanks”Read (red toolbar)Speed/Type (yellow toolbar) change to sentence, paragraph, phrase…; continuous, self-paced, etc.ThumbnailsSticky notesHighlightersTools tab Column notes (Main Ideas/Supporting Ideas/Other); great for students working on OSSLT prep with summary paragraphs or opinion essays/paragraphs in GLE NOTE: to change the note sizes (sticky, text), go to “Tools” “Note” “Default Note Options” change colour, size, etc.Activity:Have participants use the document they scanned in to manipulate and utilize the tabs and toolbar features.
  • Secondary tips and tricks for using AT for studying

    1. 1. Tips and Tricks forUsing AT for Studying! AT Quest: Grades 9-12 Mrs. Gollan-Wills, Program Services
    2. 2. QR Codes Insert the web address here
    3. 3. How to Create a QR Code
    4. 4. SMART ideas
    5. 5. SMART Ideas Activity
    6. 6. OneNote
    7. 7. OneNote Activity
    8. 8. Kurzweil
    9. 9. Kurzweil Activity
    10. 10. Questions?•