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Internet Pedagogy

Internet Pedagogy



Course overview for graduate course called Internet Pedagogy at the University of Manitoba

Course overview for graduate course called Internet Pedagogy at the University of Manitoba



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  • Technology   The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly!   by   Al Stacey  
    • The Ugly
    • Recent News Headlines :   
      • 15 year old boy dies after running away from  home following a dispute with his parents over his obsession with online gaming.
      • "News of the boys disappearance brought to light the secret fears many parents harbour over their children's video gaming habits."
    •                      Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, November 15, 2008
    • The Bad  
      • cyberbullying
      • cyberstalking
      • online gambling
      • online gaming
      • child obesity
      • unsupervised children
      • plagarism
      • pornography
      • identity theft
      • inappropriate advertisements
      • ...just to name a few...
    • Elementary Teacher's Role:
      • introduce, demonstrate and use appropriate computer applications (photostory, powerpoint, webquest)
      • model ethics and responsibility
      • discuss and model with our students "Acceptable Uses for technology" and "Divisional Acceptable Use Policy"  
      • inform and educate parents about technology.
  • A Continuum Model for Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum    How Do We Get There?
  • The Good  
    • Augmentative Alternative Communication:  
      • An area of clinical practice that attempts to compensate either temporarily or permanently for the impairment and disability patterns of individuals with servere and expressive communication disorders.
    • International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
  • AAC benefits the following students:  
      • students with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Aspergers Syndrome
      • students with cerebral palsy
      • students lacking verbal communication skills
      • blind and visually impaired
      • deaf and hard of hearing
      • students with cognitive disabilities
    •      One Example of AAC:
    • Pix Writer
      • a picture-assisted writing tool that would benefit the following students:
        • beginning writers
        • students with fine motor difficulties
        • students with limited writing vocabulary
        • students with memory difficulties
        • students with communication difficulties  
        • students who require visual schedules
        • students who require communication books
  • Science Sample
  • Science Sample Note: Each words matches a symbol
  • Student sample for Communication Book Note: Symbol matches a phrase
  • Visual Student Schedule Helps prepare students for transitions
  • Student or teacher can modify symbols
  • Other Examples of Augmentative Alternative Communication  
      • Writing with Symbols
    • Program includes many different graphics for frequently use vocabulary
        • teacher creates experiential stories with pictures for students to read to themselves or with an adult
        • social stories for autistic children to help them process concepts (i.e. identifying and understanding emotions)
  • Writing with Symbols Symbols are made using different styles so students have images that meet their understanding mayer-johnson.com
  • Other examples of Augmentative Alternative Communication
      • Co-Writer
        • word predicting program
        • students have some spelling skills
        •   program predicts upcoming words
        • e.g. student types "th" and the following words may appear: the, these, there, those...and the student chooses the correct word.
        • appropriate for students with fine motor difficulties
    •   Challenges Facing Educators
      • Cost of Technology
      • Training teachers to use the technology
      • Access to the best technology to meet student needs
      • Resources - Lack of Speech and Language Clinicians, Occupational Therapists and Computer Augmentative Specialists
  • Conclusion:
      • Technology has greatly improved the lives of students with disabilities allowing programs to be designed to meet specific learning needs.
      • Technology has allowed indivuals to move forward in education and to develop independent living skills