Using technology as remedial resource to improve student learningPresentation Transcript
Using technology as a remedial resource to improve student learning Eloise C. Leon Guerrero ED 480 Educational Technology Fall 2008
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Information and Communication Technology Literacy
Analyze and Interpret
Manage and Prioritize
Engage in Problem
Ensure Security and
Accommodations for Students with disabilities
Presenting information in multiple formats and multiple media.
Offering students with multiple ways to express and demonstrate what they have learned.
Providing multiple entry points to engage student interest and motivate learning.
*For the most part, there are numerous technology available to cater to almost every kind of disability.
What Types of Learning Problems Does Assistive Technology Address?
AT can address many types of learning difficulties. A student who has difficulty writing can compose a school report by dictating it and having it converted to text by special computer software. A child who struggles with math can use a hand-held calculator to keep score while playing a game with a friend. And a teenager with dyslexia may benefit from AT that will read aloud his employer's online training manual.
There are AT tools to help students who struggle with:
Organization and Memory
A talking calculator has a built-in speech synthesizer that reads aloud each number, symbol, or operation key a user presses; it also vocalizes the answer to the problem.
Math Talking Calculators for student with communication problem.
Word complete- use for student with difficulty spelling and typing Writing
With Board Maker Users Can:
Make a professional looking communication displays in minutes.
Make the pictures any size with any spacing.
Available in different languages.
Build a communication board in any language without being able to speak it.
Store, name, retrieve, resize, and paste scanned or custom-drawn pictures.
Make worksheets, picture instruction sheets, reading books, journals, or posters.
Assistive Technology tools AT tools that support kids with learning disabilities include: Abbreviation expanders Alternative keyboards Audio books and publications Electronic math worksheets Free-form database software Graphic organizers and outlining Information/data managers Optical character recognition Personal FM Listening Systems Portable word processors Proofreading programs Speech recognition programs Speech synthesizers/Screen Readers Talking Calculators Talking spell-checkers and electronic dictionaries Variable speed tape recorders Word prediction programs
ESL students and Technology
Build conceptual frameworks.
Teach learning strategies.
Focus on reading in all classes.
Give students opportunities to engage in free reading.
Help students move beyond the text.
The world is changing and everything around us deals with technology.
Technology supports integrating technology in the Classroom environment
Technology provides numerous advantages, which all of us can use.