Adaptive &<br />Assistive <br />Technology<br />Megan Hoopes-Myers<br />Boise State University<br />EDTECH 541<br />Summer...
Technology Integration Strategies*<br />For individuals with mild cognitive difficulties:<br />Reading: Use reading skill ...
Understanding Math<br />This software is perfect for students having trouble with whole numbers and integers, measurement,...
Measure-Matic<br />This software is perfect for students having trouble relating fractions with decimals and English to Me...
Technology Integration Strategies*<br />Provide alternative methods of accessing keyboard, mouse, and/or monitor.<br />Det...
Discover Screen<br />Full keyboard and mouse functions on the computer screen<br />Students with physical disabilities can...
EmPower Program<br />This software provides students with physical difficulties the tools to write equations and construct...
Technology Integration Strategies*<br />For individuals who are blind:<br />Use canes and sensor technologies to assist mo...
Talking Calculator<br />A great tool for visually impaired students<br />Built-in speech synthesizer that reads aloud each...
Tiger Braille Math<br />This software easily converts text and math equations into Braille math.<br />Equations will appea...
Technology Integration Strategies*<br />Locate software and websites that provide powerful and motivating opportunities to...
Math Motivation<br />This websites provides motivation for students by providing helpful math videos and lessons.<br />The...
Math A+<br />This iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad app is a fun game that allows students to practice basic math skills that a...
Technology Integration Strategies*<br />Locate starting point web pages to launch them into content with appropriate chall...
Art of Problem Solving<br />A website that offers gifted students a great challenge.<br />Higher-order thinking skills are...
IXL – Math <br />This interactive site provides students with all of the 8th grade math skills.  <br />Students can comple...
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  1. 1. Adaptive &<br />Assistive <br />Technology<br />Megan Hoopes-Myers<br />Boise State University<br />EDTECH 541<br />Summer 2011<br />
  2. 2. Technology Integration Strategies*<br />For individuals with mild cognitive difficulties:<br />Reading: Use reading skill software, text-to-speech products, interactive storybooks<br />Writing: Use voice recognition software and word prediction software<br />Mathematics: Use graphing software, drills, games, and tutorials<br />For individuals with moderate to severe cognitive difficulties:<br />Software helps teach/reinforce functional skills<br />Videos enhance acquisition, maintenance, and transfer of function and community-based behaviors<br />Students with Cognitive Difficulties<br />*Table 15.1 on page 413<br />Resource: Doering, A. H. & Roblyer, M. D. (2010). Integrating Education Technology into Teaching. United States of America: Allyn & Bacon.<br />
  3. 3. Understanding Math<br />This software is perfect for students having trouble with whole numbers and integers, measurement, geometry, fractions, graphing, percents, equations, probability, algebra, and exponents.<br />Student support sheets are provided for each topic.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Students with Cognitive Difficulties<br />
  4. 4. Measure-Matic<br />This software is perfect for students having trouble relating fractions with decimals and English to Metric Conversions.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Students with Cognitive Difficulties<br />
  5. 5. Technology Integration Strategies*<br />Provide alternative methods of accessing keyboard, mouse, and/or monitor.<br />Determine the best placement of adaptive technologies, and provide training to ensure the student is able to operate it independently.<br />Monitor function to ensure maximum level of participation is obtained without undue physical demands.<br />Students with Physical Difficulties<br />*Table 15.1 on page 413<br />Resource: Doering, A. H. & Roblyer, M. D. (2010). Integrating Education Technology into Teaching. United States of America: Allyn & Bacon.<br />
  6. 6. Discover Screen<br />Full keyboard and mouse functions on the computer screen<br />Students with physical disabilities can use popular reading and writing software.<br />Great for technology-based mathematics projects.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Students with Physical Difficulties<br />
  7. 7. EmPower Program<br />This software provides students with physical difficulties the tools to write equations and construct graphs.<br />A great tool for secondary mathematics classes.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Students with Physical Difficulties<br />
  8. 8. Technology Integration Strategies*<br />For individuals who are blind:<br />Use canes and sensor technologies to assist movement.<br />Use test-to-Braille converters.<br />Use screenreaders.<br />For individuals who are visually impaired:<br />Use closed-circuit television (CCTV) magnification systems<br />Use built-in computer screen magnification control panels.<br />For individuals who are hearing impaired:<br />Use FM amplification system (assistive listening devices)<br />Students with Sensory Difficulties<br />*Table 15.1 on page 413<br />Resource: Doering, A. H. & Roblyer, M. D. (2010). Integrating Education Technology into Teaching. United States of America: Allyn & Bacon.<br />
  9. 9. Talking Calculator<br />A great tool for visually impaired students<br />Built-in speech synthesizer that reads aloud each number, symbol, or operation key<br />Vocalizes the answer to the problem<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Students with Sensory Difficulties<br />
  10. 10. Tiger Braille Math<br />This software easily converts text and math equations into Braille math.<br />Equations will appear in both Braille math and ink allowing both blind and sighted readers to follow along.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Students with Sensory Difficulties<br />
  11. 11. Technology Integration Strategies*<br />Locate software and websites that provide powerful and motivating opportunities to engage in learning activities.<br />Utilize electronic quizzes and other instructional materials that provide immediate feedback on performance.<br />At-Risk Students<br />*Table 15.1 on page 413<br />Resource: Doering, A. H. & Roblyer, M. D. (2010). Integrating Education Technology into Teaching. United States of America: Allyn & Bacon.<br />
  12. 12. Math Motivation<br />This websites provides motivation for students by providing helpful math videos and lessons.<br />There are many real world problems making the math connections come alive for the students.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for At-Risk Students<br />
  13. 13. Math A+<br />This iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad app is a fun game that allows students to practice basic math skills that are needed in all levels of mathematics.<br />There are interactive games presenting math problems of three difficulty levels.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for At-Risk Students<br />
  14. 14. Technology Integration Strategies*<br />Locate starting point web pages to launch them into content with appropriate challenges.<br />Provide tools for engaging in self-directed research.<br />Provide tools such as multimedia presentations, web page design, and electronic portfolios to document learning experiences.<br />Gifted & Talented Students<br />*Table 15.1 on page 413<br />Resource: Doering, A. H. & Roblyer, M. D. (2010). Integrating Education Technology into Teaching. United States of America: Allyn & Bacon.<br />
  15. 15. Art of Problem Solving<br />A website that offers gifted students a great challenge.<br />Higher-order thinking skills are tested through accelerated books, online classes, an online community, and an online learning system, Alcumus.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Gifted & Talented Students<br />
  16. 16. IXL – Math <br />This interactive site provides students with all of the 8th grade math skills. <br />Students can complete questions within each skill set.<br />The question’s difficulty level increases as the student improves.<br />Technology-Enhanced Strategy for Gifted & Talented Students<br />

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