Project• Use at least one application you’ve learned• decision due 5/30• Show proficiency & familiarity with all features• If appropriate, create a model class• include sample assignments, forums, etc.• Develop and write a detailed plan for classroom use• Include• 21st Century skills students will use• assessment if applicable
The DESE• TheDepartment of Elementary and Secondary Educatiohas awesome links to information, resourcesand grants.• Includes:• CAST - Center for Applied SpecialTechnology• Easter Seals - allows teachers to try outtechnology
Mass Match• MassMatch - initiative to get assistivetechnology to people who need it• FREE to borrow from ATRC AssistiveTechnology Regional Centers.
National Center to ImprovePractice in Special Education• NCIP - through technology, media andmaterials• take a look
Accessibility in the Classroom• Accessibility features in Microsoft products• Includes tutorials
Universal Design forLearning• UDL based on neuroscience• each principle connects to key area of brain• Multiple Means of Representation• To increase recognition• How a teacher prepares
UDL• Multiple Means of Expression• To expand strategic output• Teacher plans for how students will expresslearning• Multiple Means of Engagement• To enhance involvement in learning• How do we get students connected?
Assistive Technology• Like RTI Technology has levels too• Level 1 - For everyone• Level 2 - Greater access• Level 3 - Assistive support
AT• Allows manipulation and control of format• Offers alternatives for access• Supports multi-sensory instruction• Supports greater personal independence• Educational technology & assistive technologyare a continuum of access to learning.
Accessible InstructionalMaterials• AIM• Students have a right to the same text• Publishers are supposed to producedigital forms• CAST has a center for AIM
Important Questions...• What does the student need to do to participate inthe classroom and achieve his/her IEP goals?• What specifically is the student having difficultywith?• What else has been tried?• What will be the the criteria for determining thestudent’s success?• Who will be responsible for training, monitoring,documenting, and reviewing the AT plan?
AT• All students with a 504 or an IEP are eligible• Assistive Technology has to be considered• Not all qualify• IEP is written first, then look at questions
SETT Framework• S - Student First• E - Environment• T - Task• T - Tool• Joy Zabala - SETT Framework
the Student• What does the student need to do?• What are the student’s special needs?• What are the student’s current abilities?
Environment• What materials and equipment are currentlyavailable in the environment?• What is the physical arrangement?• What is the instructional arrangement?• Are there likely to be changes?• Color is a powerful tool
Task• What activities take place in the environment?• What are the critical elements of the activities?• How might technology support the student’sactive participation in those activities?
Tools• FINAL step• What no tech, low tech, and high tech optionsshould be considered when developing a systemfor a student with these needs and abilities doingthese tasks in these environments?• What strategies might be used to invite increasedstudent performance?• How might these tools be tried out with thestudent in the environment?
UDL Toolkit• UDL toolkit wiki• Please spend some time looking atthe resources:• graphic organizers• literacy• study skills• math• writing
National Center on UDL• National Center• Examples & Resources• Every principle is linked to resources &tools
Investigation• Please take about 30 minutes to investigate allthe resources.• Be sure to bookmark Diigo any site you wantto return to.• I’ll briefly meet with folks individually onfinal presentation topic.
iPad - a game changer• FreeTech4Teachers• Steve Jobs & Apps for Autism• 60 Minutes• Links• iPodsibilities• Teaching Learners with SpecialNeeds• Free Speech app
iPad• a blog post how iPad is used in a special educationclassroom• A Blog Post listing many apps• Apps Store has Special Education section• and our friend Cybrary man’s list• A handout for using iPad in the Special EducationClassroom
More on the iPad• Live Binders on iPad in Schools - atremendous amount of material• Mr. G Blog iPads, Web tools, matheducation• a CNN report• App Smackdown
Even more on the iPad• ipads in the classroom - Kathy Schrock• Moms with apps blog• Smart Apps for Kids• my Pinterest board on iPad• iPodsibilities• blog, apps review, resources