Assistive Technologies Webquest By: Kevin Clayton February 27, 2011 ITEC 7530
My Purpose <ul><li>To create a final product that presents instructional practices which can be used in an inclusive learn...
Overview <ul><li>Instructional practices have paved the way for inclusion of students with disabilities into today’s class...
Forms of Inclusive Instructional Practices <ul><li>Collaborative Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Modified Assessments </li></ul>
Collaborative Grouping <ul><li>Placing that groups students with differing abilities, usually stronger, intellectual stude...
Modified Assessments <ul><li>Give students with disabilities an equal chance at taking and passing assessments in academic...
Assistive Technologies… <ul><li>Aid students with disabilities in education that are guided under IDEA (Individuals with D...
AT Device #1 <ul><li>Proloquo2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Communication software that provides text-to-speech services for studen...
Proloquo2Go <ul><li>Software displays buttons in the form of words and pictures on the screen that can be pressed by stude...
AT Device #2 <ul><li>Boost Personal Video Magnifier </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.enablemart.com/Catalog/Handheld-Video-Mag...
Boost Personal Video Magnifier <ul><li>May be well-suited for a student whose accommodation for preferential seating, in t...
AT Device #3 <ul><li>The Amazon Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.disabledandproductive.com/articles/daily-living/the-am...
The Kindle…. <ul><li>Is produced by Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with disabilities the option of viewing tex...
AT Device #4 <ul><li>Finger Grip Ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by Onion Mountain Technology </li></ul><ul><li>http:// w...
References <ul><li>Assistiveware (n.d.).  Proloquo2Go: Augmentative and Alternative  Communication (AAC) for  iPhone, iPod...
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  1. 1. Assistive Technologies Webquest By: Kevin Clayton February 27, 2011 ITEC 7530
  2. 2. My Purpose <ul><li>To create a final product that presents instructional practices which can be used in an inclusive learning environment. </li></ul><ul><li>To identify assistive technologies that can help students in inclusive classrooms maximize their academic success via goals tied to their IEP’s (Individualized Education Program). </li></ul>
  3. 3. Overview <ul><li>Instructional practices have paved the way for inclusion of students with disabilities into today’s classrooms from the early childhood level to the secondary learning level. </li></ul><ul><li>Inclusion, with the backing of IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act) allows for students with disabilities to receive their education in classrooms with regular education students. </li></ul><ul><li>Such practices have also been enhanced by the introduction and integration of assistive technologies. </li></ul>
  4. 4. Forms of Inclusive Instructional Practices <ul><li>Collaborative Grouping </li></ul><ul><li>Modified Assessments </li></ul>
  5. 5. Collaborative Grouping <ul><li>Placing that groups students with differing abilities, usually stronger, intellectual students with students having limited knowledge of content. </li></ul><ul><li>Allows students to work together to achieve a common goal while reducing the level of inappropriate behavior. </li></ul><ul><li>Provides for positive interaction and learning between special education students and regular education students. </li></ul><ul><li>Builds students’ social skills, leadership skills, and problem-solving skills. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Modified Assessments <ul><li>Give students with disabilities an equal chance at taking and passing assessments in academic subjects. </li></ul><ul><li>Modified assessments can include: </li></ul><ul><ul><li>allowing extra time to complete tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>reading tests to students slowly for comprehension purposes </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Student use of computer-aided instruction to complete tests </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Tests in larger print for students with visual disabilities </li></ul></ul>
  7. 7. Assistive Technologies… <ul><li>Aid students with disabilities in education that are guided under IDEA (Individuals with Disabilities Education Act). </li></ul><ul><li>Involve devices that work closely with identified modifications for students with various disabilities. </li></ul><ul><li>Help students perform academically in least restrictive environments. </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used for students who have disabilities related to vision, hearing, physical, and behavioral. </li></ul>
  8. 8. AT Device #1 <ul><li>Proloquo2Go </li></ul><ul><li>Communication software that provides text-to-speech services for students with speaking disabilities </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.proloquo2go.com </li></ul><ul><li>Can be used with interactive devices such as the Apple iPad. </li></ul>
  9. 9. Proloquo2Go <ul><li>Software displays buttons in the form of words and pictures on the screen that can be pressed by students. </li></ul><ul><li>When pressed, software emits voice that says word or words represented by the button. </li></ul><ul><li>Proloquo2Go is appropriate for students with disabilities whose IEP may state that the given student has a speaking disability and is able to use such text-to-speech software. </li></ul>
  10. 10. AT Device #2 <ul><li>Boost Personal Video Magnifier </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.enablemart.com/Catalog/Handheld-Video-Magnifiers/Boost-Personal-Video-Magnifier </li></ul><ul><li>Allows visually-impaired students to view images at larger-than-normal sizes. </li></ul><ul><li>Ideal for reading activities, recognizing numbers, etc. </li></ul>
  11. 11. Boost Personal Video Magnifier <ul><li>May be well-suited for a student whose accommodation for preferential seating, in terms of visual or behavioral purposes, does not entirely fulfill the benefits outlined in his or her Individualized Education Program (IEP). </li></ul>
  12. 12. AT Device #3 <ul><li>The Amazon Kindle </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.disabledandproductive.com/articles/daily-living/the-amazon-kindle-as-reading-device-for-the-disabled/ </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/computer/kindle.php </li></ul>
  13. 13. The Kindle…. <ul><li>Is produced by Amazon </li></ul><ul><li>Provides students with disabilities the option of viewing textbook and novels in an electronic format. </li></ul><ul><li>Is ideal for students who have difficulty holding or working with large, heavy textbooks/novels. </li></ul><ul><li>Has a touch-screen feature for accessing books and turning pages. </li></ul><ul><li>Also has text-to speech capability for students who have visual impairments or disabilities relating to speech. </li></ul>
  14. 14. AT Device #4 <ul><li>Finger Grip Ruler </li></ul><ul><li>Produced by Onion Mountain Technology </li></ul><ul><li>http:// www.onionmountaintech.com/item.php?id =562 </li></ul><ul><li>Has a raised area on top of the ruler for students with disabilities to easily grip the ruler for classroom use, especially in math and science. </li></ul><ul><li>A very cost-effective tool for inclusive classrooms. </li></ul>
  15. 15. References <ul><li>Assistiveware (n.d.). Proloquo2Go: Augmentative and Alternative Communication (AAC) for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. Retrieved from http://www.proloquo2go.com </li></ul><ul><li>Disabled and Productive (2010). Review of Kindle for the Physically Disabled. Retrieved from http:// www.disabledandproductive.com /articles/daily- living/the- amazon -kindle-as-reading-device-for-the-disabled/ </li></ul><ul><li>EnableMart (n.d.). Boost Personal Video Magnifier. Retrieved from http:// www.enablemart.com /Catalog/Handheld-Video- Magnifiers/Boost-Personal-Video-Magnifier </li></ul><ul><li>Onion Mountain Technology (2003). Finger Grip Ruler. Retrieved from http://www.onionmountaintech.com/item.php?id=562 </li></ul><ul><li>Weiss, T. (2009). The Kindle 2.0 Book Reader. Retrieved from http://www.disabled-world.com/assistivedevices/computer/kindle.php </li></ul>
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