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Special Tools for Special Needs<br />Kathy Bua, Rory Conran, Jim Capalbo<br />
Assistive Technology<br />Accommodations<br />Software Usage<br />Concepts<br />
Pen Scanners<br />Read text and store information into the computer<br />Digital Cameras<br />Identification, making movie...
Intellitools<br />Helps with students who have speech impediments<br />Voice Recognition (Dragon’s Talk)<br />Students who...
Intellikeys<br />Alternative keyboards, creates a customized keyboard for specific needs<br />Write:OutLoud<br />Allows th...
Youtube<br />Visual and auditory explanation for difficult concepts<br />Movies<br />School House Rock, has catchy new tun...
Washing your hands<br />Keep germs from spreading<br />Precautionary Health Issues<br />Covering microphone devices<br />C...
Keeping a visual up of the guidelines and rules<br />Poster or Bulletin Board of rules<br />Citing your work<br />Importan...
http://questgarden.com/search/webquest_results.php?language=en&searchcriteria=anyword&descwords=learning+to+read&searchfie...
Phonics<br />Helps students with dyslexia<br />Computhura<br />Helps autistic students with cognitive and reading skills<b...
Generates data<br />Helps gain multiple perspectives<br />Explores the topic<br />Search Engines<br />http://www.rylanclay...
http://bcsd.k12.ny.us/specialeducation/rubrics.html<br />Evaluating students use of assistive technologies (assistive tech...
Skillstreaming book series<br />Early childhood, Elementary, Adolescent-teaches acceptable social behaviors<br />http://ww...
We have learned through exploring technology and SPED that there are interesting and very useful tools for use in SPED cla...
 What can you use voice recognition software for?  <br />Examples of assistive technology?<br />For what types of students...
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  1. 1. Special Tools for Special Needs<br />Kathy Bua, Rory Conran, Jim Capalbo<br />
  2. 2. Assistive Technology<br />Accommodations<br />Software Usage<br />Concepts<br />
  3. 3. Pen Scanners<br />Read text and store information into the computer<br />Digital Cameras<br />Identification, making movies, and creates social opportunities<br />Gives concrete examples for students with cognitive disabilities<br />Devices<br />
  4. 4. Intellitools<br />Helps with students who have speech impediments<br />Voice Recognition (Dragon’s Talk)<br />Students who have fine motor skill deficits<br />Books on Audio<br />For students who have difficulties with reading<br />Communication<br />
  5. 5. Intellikeys<br />Alternative keyboards, creates a customized keyboard for specific needs<br />Write:OutLoud<br />Allows the student to hear what hey have written<br />Text-to-Braille<br />Productivity Tools<br />
  6. 6. Youtube<br />Visual and auditory explanation for difficult concepts<br />Movies<br />School House Rock, has catchy new tunes for introducing new concepts<br />Interactive Books<br />Allows the student to create alternate story lines<br />Multimedia<br />
  7. 7. Washing your hands<br />Keep germs from spreading<br />Precautionary Health Issues<br />Covering microphone devices<br />Cyberbullying Policies<br />To keep the kids emotionally safe<br />Creating Secure Log-ins<br />Social Responsibility<br />
  8. 8. Keeping a visual up of the guidelines and rules<br />Poster or Bulletin Board of rules<br />Citing your work<br />Important for both student and teacher<br />Always keeping the technology in the classroom<br />Adhering to Guidelines<br />
  9. 9. http://questgarden.com/search/webquest_results.php?language=en&searchcriteria=anyword&descwords=learning+to+read&searchfield=descrip&search=Search<br />Group projects<br />Allowing the students to vote<br />This allows them to navigate different technologies and different tools in the classroom<br />Webquests<br />
  10. 10. Phonics<br />Helps students with dyslexia<br />Computhura<br />Helps autistic students with cognitive and reading skills<br />Blackboard Learning<br />Gathering and communicating information between students and teachers<br />Instructional Software<br />
  11. 11. Generates data<br />Helps gain multiple perspectives<br />Explores the topic<br />Search Engines<br />http://www.rylanclayne.com/seo/search-engine-marketing-as-popular-as-ever<br />
  12. 12. http://bcsd.k12.ny.us/specialeducation/rubrics.html<br />Evaluating students use of assistive technologies (assistive technology)<br />Assessing student behavior (Elementary Social/Emotional/Behavioral)<br />Rubristar<br />Allows you to create your own rubric for what you need<br />Rubrics<br />
  13. 13. Skillstreaming book series<br />Early childhood, Elementary, Adolescent-teaches acceptable social behaviors<br />http://www.teach-nology.com/lessons/lsn_pln_view_lessons.php?action=view&cat_id=9&lsn_id=2256<br />It explains the steps of organized writing and developing ideas<br />http://teachers.net/lessons/posts/2730.html<br />Teaches the alphabet in groupings rather than one whole list<br />Lesson Plans<br />
  14. 14. We have learned through exploring technology and SPED that there are interesting and very useful tools for use in SPED classrooms<br />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.<br />Summary<br />
  15. 15.  What can you use voice recognition software for?  <br />Examples of assistive technology?<br />For what types of students need?<br />Assessment Measures<br />
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