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Internet Pedagogy

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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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    • 1. Technology   The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly!   by   Al Stacey  
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      • The Ugly
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      • 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.
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        • "News of the boys disappearance brought to light the secret fears many parents harbour over their children's video gaming habits."
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      •                      Winnipeg Free Press, Saturday, November 15, 2008
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      • The Bad  
        • cyberbullying
        • cyberstalking
        • online gambling
        • online gaming
        • child obesity
        • unsupervised children
        • plagarism
        • pornography
        • identity theft
        • inappropriate advertisements
        • ...just to name a few...
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    • 4.
      • Elementary Teacher's Role:
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        • 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.
    • 5. A Continuum Model for Literacy with ICT Across the Curriculum    How Do We Get There?
    • 6. The Good  
      • Augmentative Alternative Communication:  
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        • 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.
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      • International Society for Augmentative & Alternative Communication (ISAAC)
    • 7. AAC benefits the following students:  
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        • 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
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      •      One Example of AAC:
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      • Pix Writer
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        • 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
    • 9. Science Sample
    • 10. Science Sample Note: Each words matches a symbol
    • 11. Student sample for Communication Book Note: Symbol matches a phrase
    • 12. Visual Student Schedule Helps prepare students for transitions
    • 13. Student or teacher can modify symbols
    • 14. Other Examples of Augmentative Alternative Communication  
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        • Writing with Symbols
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      • Program includes many different graphics for frequently use vocabulary
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          • 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)
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    • 15. Writing with Symbols Symbols are made using different styles so students have images that meet their understanding mayer-johnson.com
    • 16. 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
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      •   Challenges Facing Educators
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        • Cost of Technology
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        • Training teachers to use the technology
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        • Access to the best technology to meet student needs
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        • Resources - Lack of Speech and Language Clinicians, Occupational Therapists and Computer Augmentative Specialists
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    • 19. Conclusion:
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        • Technology has greatly improved the lives of students with disabilities allowing programs to be designed to meet specific learning needs.
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        • Technology has allowed indivuals to move forward in education and to develop independent living skills

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