Jason Dewey3:30 PM+Hindie Dershowitz Exactly right Hindie, while I am a special educator, I feel that Instructional Technology should subsume the term Assistive Technology. While certain pieces of AT are strictly disability-related (e.g. adaptive pencil grips) so much of the Web 2.0 revolution is applicable to both the "average" learner as well as students with disabilities. AT gets shunned so often because administrators dont' see it as applicable to a broad student base, but IT they eat up with a spoon because they feel that it will raise their standardized test scores a few points. AT advocates need to leverage this propensity and target the right tech so we are accommodating our special needs students while providing excellent UDL tools.
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BYOT in a Differentiated Classroom Session Number: 133539 Date: 2/6/2013 Hindie Becker Dershowitz Hindie Dershowitz Consulting
BYOD & Special EducationIDEA 2004 • AT must be provided at no cost to family • If required it is needed to ensure FAPE • EvaluationHistory of BYOD with AAC • Samples in DropBox Folder
Questions to ask ARD CommitteeIEP considerations • Goals • Accommodations • STARR (State Testing) • Backup options from school • Peripherals • Repair • Alternative options District Forms • Is there a need for one specific to AT?
BYOT in a Differentiated Classroom UDL: Universal Design for Learninghttp://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=bDvKnY0g6e4
Cognitive Rescaling Strategies“cognitive rescaling. I define cognitiverescaling as a process of altering the cognitivedifficulty of information.”Interventions that alter the cognitive accessibilityof text By Dave L. Edyburnhttp://www.paec.org/fdlrstech/SummerInstitute/fdlrs2004/Edyburn/PDFs/Cognitiverescaling.pdf
When is it UDL and when is it ATUDL Technology DifferentiationAT Student Needs tool to be able to complete assignment Tool could be same tool as classmates Tool could be a specialized tool
Read & Write for Google Docs• Free in Chrome WebstoreGoogle Docshttps://chrome.google.com/webstore/detail/read%26write-for-google-doc/inoeonmfapjbbkmdafoankkfajkcphgd
Chrome iSpeech provides auditory feedback to highlighted textGinger: grammar and spell checkClearly: make pages easier to readVoice Search
FireFox Extenstions Talking Clipboard – http://talkingclipboard.com/ Accessibar – https://addons.mozilla.org/en- us/firefox/addon/accessibar/?src=search Firefox text to speech https://addons.mozilla.org/en- US/firefox/addon/text-to-voice/
Safari• Handout from www.billziegler.com• Set the computer up to read text – System Preferences: Speech:Text to Speech- Select your System Voice & Rate.• You can re-set the HOT key that triggers the speech• De-clutter text on Safari web pages• Use Cover Flow and Top Sites to allow struggling readers to locate folders, documents and Internet sites
PAR Protocol for Accommodations in Reading Oral Reading Adult Reading Text Reader Computer/Mobile Device Likert Scale http://www.donjohnston.com/products/par/index.html
Software OptionsText To Speech Supports for a Fee Kurzweil WYNNRead Write and GoldSnap and Read Don Johnston
Free OptionsEdu Apps • http://eduapps.org/Natural Reader • http://www.naturalreaders.com/download.phpWord Talk: Plug in for Word • http://www.wordtalk.org.uk/Home/ Speak Computer downloads • http://speakcomputers.com/SpeakComputer.aspx
Adobe PDFSomeone needs to have Adobe Pro – Enable editing – Save and share fileSelect View Menu > Tools > FormsCreate
Adobe PDFEnable editing in Adobe Pro – http://natri.uky.edu/assoc_projects/qiat/documents/ resourcebank/V- 2CreateinteractiveFormsAdobeProfessional.pdf – http://www.adobe.com/accessibility/products/acrob at/pdf/acrobat-xi-accessible-forms.pdfStudents can use form on any computer
BYOT ResourcesLivebinder on BYOD • http://www.livebinders.com/play/play?id=404796Symbaloo resources on BYOD • http://www.symbaloo.com/mix/52byot- byodresourcesPinterest o http://pinterest.com/hindie/SlideShare