EDU614 Session 8Assistive and Augmentative Technology
Agenda• Rachel & Jessica• Final Project - individual meetings• Assistive & Augmentative resources• UDL• Assistive Technology• iPad • we will pass it around while we investigate many sites
iPad apps a blog post how iPad is used in a special education classroom• A Blog Post listing many apps• Apps Store has Special Education section I do not have the expensive ones, but take a look to see the potential and our friend Cybrary man’s list A handout for using iPad in the Special Education Classroom
More on the iPad• Live Binders on iPad in Schools - a tremendous amount of material• Mr. G Blog IPads, Web tools, math education a CNN report• App Smackdown
The The DESE Department of Elementary and Secondary Education has awesome links to information, resources and grants.• Includes: • CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology Easter Seals - allows teachers to try out technology • Many, many more• Please take about 30 minutes to investigate all the resources • Be sure to bookmark Diigo any site you want to
Mass Match• MassMatch - initiative to get assistive technology to people who need it FREE to borrow from ATRC Assistive Technology Regional Centers.
National Center to ImprovePractice in Special Education• NCIP - through technology, media and materials take a look
Accessibility in the Classroom • Accessibility features in Microsoft products • Includes tutorials
UDL Toolkit• UDL toolkit wiki o Please spend some time looking at the resources: o graphic organizers o literacy o study skills o math o writing o many more...
National Center on UDL• Examples & Resources o Please spend some time looking at the resources Every principle is linked to resources & tools