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    1. 1. Access to Content Through Technology Lisa Harris Rebecca Evers
    2. 2. Universal Design for Learning <ul><li>Helping all students achieve by: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>identifying and removing barriers from teaching methods and curriculum materials. </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Three kinds of flexibility: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>representing information in multiple formats and media. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>providing multiple pathways for students’ action and expression. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>providing multiple ways to engage students’ interest and motivation. </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>**Want more information: Center for Applied Special Technology @ http://cast.org </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    3. 3. Determining rationale for the specific technology <ul><li>Technology solves an existing problem of access. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology removes barriers that may exist for some students. </li></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    4. 4. Examples of Rationale <ul><li>Technology: Using digital images or digital video Rationale: Visual examples clarify concepts. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: Using maps from the Internet. Rationale: Up-to-date information is available. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: Creating a podcast in collaborative learning groups. Rationale: Active participation is motivating for students. </li></ul><ul><li>Technology: e-books or audio books Rationale: Printed materials are barrier for students who are not able to keep up with reading loads (slow or inefficient readers). </li></ul>
    5. 5. Recording Voice with PowerPoint <ul><li>Lions live in the grasslands of Africa. </li></ul><ul><li>Students can also insert a recording of themselves reading. Insert ribbon/ Sound button/ Record sound … </li></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007 Grasslands photo from http://www.ucmp.berkeley.edu/exhibits/biomes/grasslands.php
    6. 6. Images <ul><li>Print Options </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Clipart </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Writing with Symbols , Picture It </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Talking Photo Album </li></ul><ul><li>Inspiration/ Kidspiration software </li></ul><ul><li>Photo Editing and Sharing </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Flickr , Flickr notes , more Flickr notes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Photo Story </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>What Kids Can Do: Digital Storytelling </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    7. 7. SmartBoards or Promethean Boards <ul><li>Word manipulation example </li></ul><ul><li>SmartNotebook software for SmartBoards </li></ul><ul><li>ActivStudio software for Promethean Boards </li></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    8. 8. Digital text & e-books <ul><li>International Children’s Digital Library </li></ul><ul><li>Project Gutenberg </li></ul><ul><li>Library of Congress Services </li></ul><ul><li>University of Virginia E-book Library </li></ul><ul><li>Reference Desk </li></ul><ul><li>Other digital materials (UDL materials) </li></ul><ul><li>Google Search in other languages </li></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    9. 9. Digital Readers <ul><li>Natural Reader </li></ul><ul><li>Read Please </li></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    10. 10. Blogging <ul><li>Imbee </li></ul><ul><li>Blogspot </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Technology Integration Blog </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><ul><li>Group and Individual </li></ul></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Alternative Book Report </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    11. 11. Digital Video <ul><li>Software: iMovie, MovieMaker, Smart Notebook Software </li></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Interview an Expert Video </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>TeacherTube </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How To Video </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    12. 12. Digital Audio <ul><li>Software: Audacity (free), GarageBand (for Macs) </li></ul><ul><li>Podcasting </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Online Services to Get Started </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Examples: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Radio America WebQuest </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Expert Interview </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>How To’s and additional lecture material for students </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Education Section of iTunes </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007
    13. 13. Other Ideas <ul><li>Writing - Story starters </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Lego's </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Story Starter Wheel , accessories </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Math – Money </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Coin-u-lator </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>ATM machine/ cash register </li></ul></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2008
    14. 14. Final Thoughts <ul><li>Technology projects lend themselves to cooperative learning. </li></ul><ul><li>Benefits for ELL? </li></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2008
    15. 15. Resources <ul><li>UDL </li></ul><ul><ul><li>CAST: www.cast.org </li></ul></ul><ul><li>Web 2.0 Software List: http://www.shambles.net/web2/ </li></ul><ul><li>ELL Resources: http://coe.winthrop.edu/ell.htm </li></ul><ul><li>Lisa Harris [email_address] </li></ul>06/03/09 Evers & Harris, 2007

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