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This is a power point presentation on how certain technologies can help assist in Special Education settings.

This is a power point presentation on how certain technologies can help assist in Special Education settings.

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    • Special Tools for Special Needs
      Kathy Bua, Rory Conran, Jim Capalbo
    • Assistive Technology
      Accommodations
      Software Usage
      Concepts
    • Pen Scanners
      Read text and store information into the computer
      Digital Cameras
      Identification, making movies, and creates social opportunities
      Gives concrete examples for students with cognitive disabilities
      Devices
    • Intellitools
      Helps with students who have speech impediments
      Voice Recognition (Dragon’s Talk)
      Students who have fine motor skill deficits
      Books on Audio
      For students who have difficulties with reading
      Communication
    • Intellikeys
      Alternative keyboards, creates a customized keyboard for specific needs
      Write:OutLoud
      Allows the student to hear what hey have written
      Text-to-Braille
      Productivity Tools
    • Youtube
      Visual and auditory explanation for difficult concepts
      Movies
      School House Rock, has catchy new tunes for introducing new concepts
      Interactive Books
      Allows the student to create alternate story lines
      Multimedia
    • Washing your hands
      Keep germs from spreading
      Precautionary Health Issues
      Covering microphone devices
      Cyberbullying Policies
      To keep the kids emotionally safe
      Creating Secure Log-ins
      Social Responsibility
    • Keeping a visual up of the guidelines and rules
      Poster or Bulletin Board of rules
      Citing your work
      Important for both student and teacher
      Always keeping the technology in the classroom
      Adhering to Guidelines
    • http://questgarden.com/search/webquest_results.php?language=en&searchcriteria=anyword&descwords=learning+to+read&searchfield=descrip&search=Search
      Group projects
      Allowing the students to vote
      This allows them to navigate different technologies and different tools in the classroom
      Webquests
    • Phonics
      Helps students with dyslexia
      Computhura
      Helps autistic students with cognitive and reading skills
      Blackboard Learning
      Gathering and communicating information between students and teachers
      Instructional Software
    • Generates data
      Helps gain multiple perspectives
      Explores the topic
      Search Engines
      http://www.rylanclayne.com/seo/search-engine-marketing-as-popular-as-ever
    • http://bcsd.k12.ny.us/specialeducation/rubrics.html
      Evaluating students use of assistive technologies (assistive technology)
      Assessing student behavior (Elementary Social/Emotional/Behavioral)
      Rubristar
      Allows you to create your own rubric for what you need
      Rubrics
    • Skillstreaming book series
      Early childhood, Elementary, Adolescent-teaches acceptable social behaviors
      http://www.teach-nology.com/lessons/lsn_pln_view_lessons.php?action=view&cat_id=9&lsn_id=2256
      It explains the steps of organized writing and developing ideas
      http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2730.html
      Teaches the alphabet in groupings rather than one whole list
      Lesson Plans
    • We have learned through exploring technology and SPED that there are interesting and very useful tools for use in SPED classrooms
      Not all of the technology will be available in all school, however being aware of technology options can propose to your community and board ideas and affects of certain technologies.
      Summary
    •  What can you use voice recognition software for?  
      Examples of assistive technology?
      For what types of students need?
      Assessment Measures