Internet Pedagogy


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  • Internet Pedagogy

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