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Reaching and teaching kids with disabilities
Reaching and Teaching Kids with Disabilities: the DE Way Porter W. Palmer DEN Manager Edmodo Code m6d2hd
What is Universal Design? http://williamcalvin.com/BHM/ch8.htm http://accessibility-fail.dreamwidth.org/1101.html http://www.pactiv.com/Data/images/Hefty_EasyGrip.jpg
What It ’ s Not Not one size fits all – but alternatives for everyone . Not access for some – but access for everyone. Not added on later – but designed from the beginning .
<ul><ul><li>“ Consider the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the beginning ” </li></ul></ul><ul><li>-- Architect, Ron Mace </li></ul>What is the link to classrooms? http://www.cast.org/system/galleries/pics/research/entrance.jpg http://sitemaker.umich.edu/marissaakason/files/classroom.jpg
What is Universal Design for Learning (UDL)? Universal Design for Learning is the process of building in (rather than adding on) accessibility and achievement supports for diverse learning needs.
Principles of UDL <ul><li>Multiple means of representation: gives learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of expression: provides learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know </li></ul><ul><li>Multiple means of engagement: taps into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation. </li></ul>
Text to Speech http://www.naturalreaders.com/index.htm www.vozme.com
Enable Closed Captioning <ul><li>To assist students with hearing impairments </li></ul><ul><li>To help English language learners </li></ul><ul><li>To reach multiple modalities </li></ul><ul><li>To support struggling readers </li></ul><ul><li>To emphasize a grammar or vocabulary lesson </li></ul><ul><li>To use in combination with a writing exercise </li></ul><ul><li>To reinforce a concept </li></ul>
Download/Play Closed Captions FIRST, make sure you ’ re holding your mouth right. http://aclayinthelife.blogspot.com/2011/01/you-gotta-hold-your-mouth-right.html
Playing a Closed Captioned Video <ul><li>Select Windows Media </li></ul><ul><li>Click CC </li></ul>
Downloading a Closed Captioned Video <ul><li>Then right-click on the blue download icon, </li></ul><ul><li>choose “ Save Target As ” and then place it in a folder on your computer </li></ul><ul><li>Then repeat the process, this time right-clicking on the “ CC ” icon </li></ul><ul><li>Adjust the CC settings within your Windows Media Player – CC settings </li></ul><ul><li>(This one is REALLY important!) </li></ul>
<ul><li>Font Size </li></ul><ul><ul><li>Open the CC file in a text editing program like Wordpad or Notepad </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Locate the line of code that indicates “ font size ” </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Increase the font size from 10 to 30 (or whatever you prefer) </li></ul></ul><ul><ul><li>Save the CC file </li></ul></ul>Adjust the Font Size
Listen up DE Streaming has over 500 songs. To find them click inside the search box, choose songs within the Media box, and click on the “ Search ” button. Download and save the song to your computer and insert it into your PowerPoint. Then add in DE streaming images or create your own and add!