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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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  • 1. Special Tools for Special Needs
    Kathy Bua, Rory Conran, Jim Capalbo
  • 2. Assistive Technology
    Accommodations
    Software Usage
    Concepts
  • 3. 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
  • 4. 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
  • 5. 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
  • 6. 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
  • 7. 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
  • 8. 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
  • 9. 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
  • 10. 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
  • 11. Generates data
    Helps gain multiple perspectives
    Explores the topic
    Search Engines
    http://www.rylanclayne.com/seo/search-engine-marketing-as-popular-as-ever
  • 12. 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
  • 13. 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
  • 14. 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
  • 15.  What can you use voice recognition software for?  
    Examples of assistive technology?
    For what types of students need?
    Assessment Measures