Using Assistive Technology toSupport Literacy:Supporting the Learning ofStudents with Disabilities andLearning Difficulties
Greg O’ConnorEducation Services Manager, Spectronicswww.wordle.com
30%Mapping the territory 2000http://tinyurl.com/25qkf8s
46-47%The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was          undertaken in Australia in 1996
Barriers to Learning & Opportunity“impaired access,participationand progress throughoutthe curriculum”
Barriers to Learning & Opportunity“prepare for anenvironment where theywill spend more timereading and usinginformation on...
Using technology to remediate orcompensate for difficulties
It Can’t Teach
Remediation vs Compensation  Edyburn (2006) http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/L%26L2006.pdf
One size fits all?
Differentiation
"Ball point pens will be the   ruin of education in ourcountry. Students use these  devices and then throw them away. The ...
Project Tomorrow &The Horizon Report• use social based learning for learning  and personal lives• access to untethered lea...
The road ahead:                  Enabling                  Engaging                 EmpoweringThe New 3 E’s of Education: ...
Universal Design for Learning  Multiple Means of• Representation• Action and  Expression• Engagement
Universal Design for Learning CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology            http://www.cast.orgNational Center o...
SOS
Assessment
Universal Design for Learning   Multiple Means of Representation Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see,...
Reading Tools
textHELP Read & Write Gold
Accessibility Features•   VoiceOver•   Zoom Magnification•   White on Black Display•   Large text•   Speak Selection
iPad Reading Appshttp://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
Universal Design for Learning    Multiple Means of Action & Expression Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we org...
Writing Tools
textHELP Read & Write Gold
iPad Writing Appshttp://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
Universal Design for Learning   Multiple Means of Engagement Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How we are c...
“Every new literacy changes theway we think about the world. Thealphabet did this to oral cultures.Cheap books did it afte...
Assessment
Student          Environment          Tasks          Toolswww.joyzabala.com
Rubrics• http://treetops.org.au/groups/ipadagogy/
SAMR Model (Ruben Puentedura) 4-level approach to selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education
Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previouslyRedefinition   inconceivableModification   Technology allows fo...
Transformational• Differentiation / UDL• Portability• ConvergenceGray & Silver-Pacuilla (2011) BreakthroughTeaching and Le...
Implications   Disruptive Innovation
Thanks.
http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.comhttp://twitter.com/gregoconnorhttp://delicious.com/ocgregEmail: grego@spectronicsinoz.com
Using Assistive Technology to Support Literacy
Using Assistive Technology to Support Literacy
Using Assistive Technology to Support Literacy
Using Assistive Technology to Support Literacy
Using Assistive Technology to Support Literacy
Using Assistive Technology to Support Literacy
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  1. 1. Using Assistive Technology toSupport Literacy:Supporting the Learning ofStudents with Disabilities andLearning Difficulties
  2. 2. Greg O’ConnorEducation Services Manager, Spectronicswww.wordle.com
  3. 3. 30%Mapping the territory 2000http://tinyurl.com/25qkf8s
  4. 4. 46-47%The International Adult Literacy Survey (IALS) was undertaken in Australia in 1996
  5. 5. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity“impaired access,participationand progress throughoutthe curriculum”
  6. 6. Barriers to Learning & Opportunity“prepare for anenvironment where theywill spend more timereading and usinginformation on theinternet than they willreading from a printedbook”
  7. 7. Using technology to remediate orcompensate for difficulties
  8. 8. It Can’t Teach
  9. 9. Remediation vs Compensation Edyburn (2006) http://www.uwm.edu/~edyburn/L%26L2006.pdf
  10. 10. One size fits all?
  11. 11. Differentiation
  12. 12. "Ball point pens will be the ruin of education in ourcountry. Students use these devices and then throw them away. The virtues ofthrift and frugality are being discarded. Business and banks will never allow such expensive luxuries.”
  13. 13. Project Tomorrow &The Horizon Report• use social based learning for learning and personal lives• access to untethered learning• digitally rich learning using relevancy- based digital tools, content & resources that allow for self directed learning
  14. 14. The road ahead: Enabling Engaging EmpoweringThe New 3 E’s of Education: Enabled, Engaged, EmpoweredHow Today’s Students Are Leveraging Emerging Technologiesfor Learning (2011)
  15. 15. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of• Representation• Action and Expression• Engagement
  16. 16. Universal Design for Learning CAST - Center for Applied Special Technology http://www.cast.orgNational Center on Universal Design for Learning http://www.udlcenter.org
  17. 17. SOS
  18. 18. Assessment
  19. 19. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Representation Student - How we gather facts and categorize what we see, hear, and read. Teacher - Present information and content in different ways
  20. 20. Reading Tools
  21. 21. textHELP Read & Write Gold
  22. 22. Accessibility Features• VoiceOver• Zoom Magnification• White on Black Display• Large text• Speak Selection
  23. 23. iPad Reading Appshttp://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
  24. 24. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Action & Expression Student - Planning and performing tasks. How we organize and express our ideas. Teacher - Differentiate the ways that students can express what they know
  25. 25. Writing Tools
  26. 26. textHELP Read & Write Gold
  27. 27. iPad Writing Appshttp://www.spectronicsinoz.com/article/apps-for-literacy-support
  28. 28. Universal Design for Learning Multiple Means of Engagement Student - How we get engaged and stay motivated. How we are challenged, excited, or interested. Teacher - Stimulate interest and motivation for learning
  29. 29. “Every new literacy changes theway we think about the world. Thealphabet did this to oral cultures.Cheap books did it after Gutenberg.Mobile, interactive multimediatechnologies are doing it in our time.As educators are we up to thechallenge?”Pat Clifford, Galileo Educational Network
  30. 30. Assessment
  31. 31. Student Environment Tasks Toolswww.joyzabala.com
  32. 32. Rubrics• http://treetops.org.au/groups/ipadagogy/
  33. 33. SAMR Model (Ruben Puentedura) 4-level approach to selecting, using, and evaluating technology in education
  34. 34. Technology allows for the creation of new tasks, previouslyRedefinition inconceivableModification Technology allows for significant task redesign Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with functionalAugmentation improvement Technology acts as direct tool substitute, with no functionalSubstitution improvement
  35. 35. Transformational• Differentiation / UDL• Portability• ConvergenceGray & Silver-Pacuilla (2011) BreakthroughTeaching and Learning
  36. 36. Implications Disruptive Innovation
  37. 37. Thanks.
  38. 38. http://gregoconnor.wikispaces.comhttp://twitter.com/gregoconnorhttp://delicious.com/ocgregEmail: grego@spectronicsinoz.com

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