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    • Using technology as a remedial resource to improve student learning Eloise C. Leon Guerrero ED 480 Educational Technology Fall 2008
    • Advantages
      • Unlimited Access of useful amount through the net
      • -variety of tools available to assist in remedial problems in reading and writing.
      • -Expansion of learning
      • opportunities
      • -Greater learning experience at low cost and downloadable…
    • Information and Communication Technology Literacy
      • Communicate Effectively:
      • Analyze and Interpret
      • Data
      • Understand Computational
      • Modeling
      • Manage and Prioritize
      • Tasks
      • Engage in Problem
      • Solving:
      • Ensure Security and
      • Safety:
    • 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:
      • Listening
      • Math
      • Organization and Memory
      • Reading
      • Writing
    • Talking Calculators
      • 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
    • Board maker
      • 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
      • Intellikeys
      • Modified Keyboard
      • ELL
    • 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.
    • Conclusion:
      • 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.
    • Resources:
      • http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te800.htm
      • www.uq.edu.au/teaching-learning/download/workshops/innovation-technology-tl.ppt
      • http://www.ncrel.org/sdrs/areas/issues/methods/technlgy/te900.htm
      • http://www.ericdigests.org/1999-1/remedial.html
      • http://www.rjcooper.com/index.html
      • http://sped.peabody.k12.ma.us/assistive_technology_resources.htm