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Reaching and teaching kids with disabilities



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  • ----- Meeting Notes (2/13/11 13:48) ----- Edmodo code Universal Design
  • ----- Meeting Notes (2/13/11 13:48) ----- who are curb cut out made for? who uses them? #1 user of CC? Spouse in bedroom while partner is sleeping, then bars.


  • 1. Reaching and Teaching Kids with Disabilities: the DE Way Porter W. Palmer DEN Manager Edmodo Code m6d2hd
  • 2.  
  • 3. What is Universal Design?
  • 4. 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 .
  • 5.
      • “ Consider the needs of the broadest possible range of users from the beginning ”
    • -- Architect, Ron Mace
    What is the link to classrooms?
  • 6. 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.
  • 7. Principles of UDL
    • Multiple means of representation: gives learners various ways of acquiring information and knowledge
    • Multiple means of expression: provides learners alternatives for demonstrating what they know
    • Multiple means of engagement: taps into learners' interests, offer appropriate challenges, and increase motivation.
  • 8.  
  • 9. Text to Speech
  • 10. Enable Closed Captioning
    • To assist students with hearing impairments
    • To help English language learners
    • To reach multiple modalities
    • To support struggling readers
    • To emphasize a grammar or vocabulary lesson
    • To use in combination with a writing exercise
    • To reinforce a concept
  • 11. Narrow Search Results by “ Video Detail ”
  • 12. Download/Play Closed Captions FIRST, make sure you ’ re holding your mouth right.
  • 13. Playing a Closed Captioned Video
    • Select Windows Media
    • Click CC
  • 14. Downloading a Closed Captioned Video
    • Then right-click on the blue download icon,
    • choose “ Save Target As ” and then place it in a folder on your computer
    • Then repeat the process, this time right-clicking on the “ CC ” icon
    • Adjust the CC settings within your Windows Media Player – CC settings
    • (This one is REALLY important!)
  • 15.
    • Font Size
      • Open the CC file in a text editing program like Wordpad or Notepad
      • Locate the line of code that indicates “ font size ”
      • Increase the font size from 10 to 30 (or whatever you prefer)
      • Save the CC file
    Adjust the Font Size
  • 16. Font Size 10 pt 30 pt
  • 17. Closed Captioning Behavior Management
  • 18. Use text and symbols
  • 19. Use another teacher
  • 20. 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!
  • 21. Other Ideas? Highlighting with Diigo
  • 22. Express Yourself ipadio works from most any phone!
  • 23. Express Yourself Retell/create a story with Talking Tom (iPhone app)
  • 24. Get Your Glog On!
  • 25. Other Ideas?
    • Use pictures/videos in graphic organizers
    • Use songs to create lip dubbed videos
  • 26. Freeze Frame
    • Pause video segments for deeper investigation or discussion of details and concepts.
  • 27. Stimulate Interest
  • 28. Other Ideas? Sound effects